Swiss author Joël Dicker has signed a deal with Penguin Books. The publisher plans to produce a trade paperback edition of Dicker’s international bestselling novel, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair.
The book has been recognized with with multiple awards in France. Executive editor John Siciliano won the acquisition rights in an auction.
According to the press release, a release date has been scheduled for Summer 2014. The story focuses on “the disappearance of a fifteen-year-old New Hampshire girl and, thirty years later, a young American writer’s determination to clear his mentor’s name—and find the inspiration for his next bestseller.” What do you think?