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Nick Lake Lands Two-Book Deal

Michael L. Printz Award winner Nick Lake has inked a deal with Bloomsbury Publishing for two more young adult novels.

Caradoc King and Louise Lamont at AP Watt negotiated the deal with Bloomsbury Children’s Books US publishing director Cindy Loh and Bloomsbury Children’s Books UK publishing director Rebecca McNally.  The first book is still untitled, but the literary thriller will be released in 2014. Here’s more about the book, from the release:

It follows Shelby Jane Cooper, whose life is turned upside-down when  she is  hit by a car  and discovers everything she knows about herself and her family might possibly be a complete and utter lie. As she is drawn into an increasingly complicated, foreign reality, she must grapple with tough questions about the past, the future, and ultimately who she can trust. Lake’s emotionally charged story also challenges the reader to decide between fact and fiction in Shelby’s world as it twists and turns throughout the narrative to its shocking conclusion.

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Irish Times Editor Scores Four-Book Deal

Irish Times arts editor Shane Hegarty landed a four-book deal with HarperCollins after an auction at the Bologna Book Fair. You can meet the debut author on Twitter.

The publisher bought English world rights for Hegarty’s Darkmouth, a series of middle grade fantasy novels. Marianne Gunn O’Connor of Marianne Gunn O’Connor Literary Agency negotiated the deal with HarperCollins U.S. editorial director Phoebe Yeh and HarperCollins U.K. fiction publishing director Nick Lake. Here’s more from the release:

In this monster-hunting, debut middle-grade fantasy series, DARKMOUTH, humans and monsters—properly called Legends—live in separate worlds.  And it is the Legend Hunters who work to keep the population safe.  Our hero Finn is the son of the last remaining Legend Hunter.  In a society where Legend Hunting skills are passed down through generations, Finn is slated to carry on that tradition. Ironically, Finn proves unskilled and the fate of the world rests with him.