Bloomsbury children's publishing director Sarah Odedina has bought UK and Commonwealth rights to a new novel from Louis Sachar, author of the children's classic Holes (2000).
The Cardturner is Sachar's first new book for four years and will be published in hardback in May 2010.
The novel tells the story of a 17-year-old boy who is asked to attend bridge games with his blind uncle. The apparently simple task involves the teenager in a "brilliantly plotted" tale in which deeply buried secrets rise to the surface.
"This delightful story of familial ambitions, ageing uncles, teenage boys and romance will delight Louis' many fans as a family secret that has laid hidden for decades is finally resolved."
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Publishing Deal - Louis Sachar
Here's the first publishing deal news for 2010 (on this blog). From The Bookseller: