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.

For more information please click here

(Agent for Katherine Rundell: Claire Wilson)


Peter Parker Longlisted for PEN Prize

We are thrilled to announce that Housman Country: Into the Heart of England by Peter Parker has been longlisted for the Bograd Weld Prize in the 2018 PEN America Literary Awards.


The awards celebrate writers and translators whose exceptional literary works were published in 2017, spanning fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, essays, science writing, sports writing, translation, and more. The Bograd Weld Prize will be awarded to a distinguished biography which was published in 2017.

The shortlists will be announced in January 2018. The winners will be celebrated at the 2018 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony on February 20th 2018.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Peter Parker: Natasha Fairweather)


RCW Authors on NPR’s Guide to Great Reads of 2017

We are thrilled to see so many of our titles included in the NPR’s Book Concierge’s ‘Guide to 2017’s Great Reads’:

The White Book by Han Kang

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

House of Names by Colm Toibin

Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli

Ghosts of the Tsunami by Richard Lloyd Parry

Age of Anger by Pankaj Mishra

Sympathy by Olivia Sudjic

Between Them by Richard Ford

Dunbar by Edward St. Aubyn

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

After Kathy Acker by Chris Kraus

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Han Kang, Valeria Luiselli and Chris Kraus: Laurence Laluyaux; Agent for Sarah Perry: Jenny Hewson; Agent for Colm Toibin, Pankaj Mishra and Edward St Aubyn: Peter Straus; Agent for Richard Lloyd Parry and Sebastian Barry: Natasha Fairweather; Agent for Olivia Sudjic: Emma Paterson; Agent for Richard Ford: Gill Coleridge)