Two-Book Deal for Middlegrade Debut Author Simon P. Clark

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.

 
I think we’ve found it — and him — just the right home at Constable & Robinson. Congratulations, Simon!
 
   International rights:

UK Children’s

  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

a atwo-book deal, for publication in Fall 2014, by Molly Ker Hawn at The Bent Agency (World).

On Twitter? Send Simon your congratulations at @araenvo!

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