Edmund Gordon And Valeria Luiselli Finalists In The National Book Critics Circle Awards

RCW is thrilled to announce that The Invention of Angela Carter by  Edmund Gordon and Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli are finalists in The National Book Critics Circle Awards, in the Biography and Criticism categories respectively.

Begun in 1975, The National Book Critics Circle Awards honour the best in autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published in 2017.

The winners will be announced on the 15 March 2018 at the New School in New York City.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Edmund Gordon: Peter Straus, Agent for Valeria Luiselli: Laurence Laluyaux)

Otegha Uwagba featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List

We are delighted to announce that Otegha Uwagba has been featured in the Forbes ’30 Under 30 Europe’ list in the Media & Marketing category.

The third annual 30 Under 30 Europe list features 300 young disrupters across a diverse list of categories, including entertainment, finance and technology. The lists were compiled from nominations and polls of expert judges, ensuring that each nominee is a leader in their industry.

The founder of Women Who, Otegha connects and supports creative working women across multiple platforms. Her career guide, Little Black Book: A Toolkit for Working Women, was a Sunday Times bestseller.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Otegha Uwagba: Emma Patterson)

Abir Mukherjee Nominated for Edgar Award

RCW is thrilled to announce that A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee has been nominated for Best Novel in the Edgar Awards 2018.

Hosted by Mystery Writers of America, the Edgar Awards honour the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2017. This year, the awards will be celebrating the 209th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allen Poe.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in New York City in April 2018.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Abir Mukherjee: Sam Copeland)

Michaelides thriller scoops six figure deal

RCW is delighted to announce that The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides has been sold to Orion in a six figure deal.

Set in London, The Silent Patient is a gripping thriller inspired by psychotherapy, Greek mythology and Agatha Christie thrillers.

The UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to the debut were sold to Ben Willis, senior commissioning editor at Orion Fiction, in a hotly contested auction. The book was the subject of a “major” pre-empt in the US by Ryan Doherty at Celadon Books within just 12 hours of submission, as well a mixture of pre-empts and auctions in Brazil, France, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Norway, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Spain. Film rights have also been sold to an Oscar-winning producer.

The thriller will be published in hardback in Spring 2019.

(Agent for Alex Michaelides: Sam Copeland)

The Explorer Shortlisted For Edward Stanford’s Travel Writing Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that Katherine Rundell’s The Explorer has been shortlisted for the London Book Fair Children’s Travel Book of the Year.

The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards celebrates the world’s best travel writers, spanning fiction, photography, cookery books, adventure writing, children’s writing and blogs.

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(Agent for Katherine Rundell: Claire Wilson)