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Joël Dicker Signs Deal with Penguin Books

image003Swiss 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?

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Book Deal for College Kids’ “Twitterature”

twitterature2.jpgThe Twitter revolution continues apace as two 19-year-old college freshman just sold “Twitterature: The World’s Greatest Books, Now Presented in Twenty Tweets or Less” to Penguin.

Penguin’s John Siciliano bought the book, and the deal was brokered by Brian DeFiore at DeFiore and Company. According to LA Observed, the book will be “a humorous retelling” of literary classics in 140-characters or less. The book was pitched by Emmett Rensin (who is the son of David Rensin, a LA Observed writer) and Alex Aciman.

Here’s more from the website: “Like any good revolution, this one started in a college dormitory. Sitting in our suite at the end of another long day at the University of Chicago, we had an epiphany of the sort that many men wait for until their golden years, and which for too many others never comes before the grave. What, we asked, are the grandest ventures of our or any generation? And what, to give this a bit more focus, best expresses the souls of 21st century Americans?” (Via Carolyn Kellogg)