Deal announcement: UK deal for Becky Albertalli!

Everybody loves SIMON! Puffin UK has speedily pre-empted the UK/Commonwealth rights to Becky Albertalli’s SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA in a two-book deal. Editor Anthea Townsend is so passionate about this terrific book, and we’re delighted that Puffin will be Becky’s UK home. 

International rights: UK Children’s Becky Albertalli’s debut SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA, pitched as an updated You’ve Got Mail starring teenage boys with good grammar, in which a not-so-openly gay teen’s sexual identity is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight after a private email falls into the wrong hands, to Anthea Townsend at Penguin Children’s UK, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, for publication in Winter 2015, by Molly Ker Hawn at the Bent Agency on behalf of Brooks Sherman (UK/Commonwealth).

Congratulations, Becky and Anthea! 

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