We are thrilled to announce that THE LAST DAYS OF AVA LANGDON by Mark O’Flynn (UQP) has been named to the longlist of the prestigious Australian Miles Franklin literary award!
A piercing and witty portrait of a true maverick
It has been twenty years since Ava Langdon published her much-lauded novel The Apple Pickers. Now, she leads a reclusive life in the Blue Mountains, with two rats and her typewriter as her companions. She dresses in men’s clothes and carries a machete in her belt; she speaks French to the townspeople, paying no heed to their confusion. Above all else, however, she is still a fearless writer,inspired to seek beauty and perfection, and – despite her isolated existence – to imagine the inner lives of other people.
Poetic, poignant, and at times bitingly funny, The Last Days of Ava Langdon takes us into the mind of an utterly singular character, who at once revels in her individuality and yet is also trapped by it.
Congratulations to the very talented comic artist Javi Rey for his well-deserved “Best New Author” award at last weekend’s comics festival in Barcelona for his graphic novel adaptation for Planeta Comic of the novel INTEMPERIE by Jesus Carrasco.
French rights to Ignatz Award-winner Tillie Walden’s graphic novel, SPINNING (First Second, September 2017), about coming of age, coming out, and coming to terms with leaving behind everything you used to know have been snapped up by Gallimard!
Natalie C. Anderson’s YA thriller, CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES, will be published in Spanish by Planeta, thus joining the growing list of publishers who have already bought rights.
Publishers Weekly has given Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham’s forthcoming graphic novel, REAL FRIENDS (First Second), a starred review! (Read it here.)
Italian rights have already gone to Il Castoro.
Sophie Masson has written a new historical mystery for children, JACK OF SPADES, which will be published next month by Eagle Books.
Watch the trailer for JACK OF SPADES here:
The French edition of TRANSFERRAL by Kate Blair will be published on 13 April by Editions Michel Lafon.
Here’s a sneak peek at their gorgeous cover:
And the catalogue page:
LION, the multi-Oscar-nominated film starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, has just opened in France, and there are posters all over the Métro:
The film is based on Saroo Brierly’s A LONG WAY HOME, his autobiographical account of looking for his Indian family after having been separated from them accidentally and then adopted and raised by an Australian couple.
City éditions published the book in France in 2014 and have now brought out a new edition for the launch of the film.
Dev Patel won the British BAFTA award for Best Supporting Actor earlier this month, beating out all the big names! And the script won the BAFTA for best adaptation. Click here for the full list of the film’s nominations and awards so far.
Film rights to Natalie C. Anderson’s bestselling YA thriller CITY OF SAINTS AND THIEVES have been snapped up by Universal Pictures, and Kerry Washington is in negotiations to produce.
Read more about it here.
French rights have already gone to Pocket Jeunesse and UK to One World.
Volume 3 of Lynne Matson’s NIL trilogy ( La Colère de Nil) is coming out in French on the 16th!
Here’s a sneak peek at the cover:
Isn’t it fabulous?! (So is the story, by the way.)