It’s been a great Bologna Book Fair week for us at TBA, and I’m so pleased to cap it off with a deal announcement for Simon P. Clark, whose middlegrade novel EREN was one of the most confident, sophisticated manuscripts I’ve ever come across in a slush pile. The first time I read it, I was on the tube, my jaw went slack, and I looked frantically round the carriage for someone to whom I could say: Oh my God, look at this! This is incredible! Even now, having read it a dozen times, it still gives me chills — it’s reminiscent of both SKELLIG and A MONSTER CALLS, and yet EREN is entirely, beautifully unique.
| International rights:
|Simon Clark’s EREN, in which a 12-year-old is whisked away to his uncle’s country house in the wake of a scandal involving his father, and encounters a captivating creature in the attic whose attention comes at a sinister price, to Sarah Castleton at Constable & Robinson, in|
On Twitter? Send Simon your congratulations at @araenvo!