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Lesley Nneka Arimah’s short story “Skinned”, published in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, was awarded the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing. Dr. Peter Kimani, chair of the Caine Prize judging panel, said: “Lesley Nneka Arimah’s Skinned defamiliarizes the familiar to topple social hierarchies, challenge traditions and envision new possibilities for women of the world. Using a sprightly diction, she invents a dystopian universe inhabited by unforgettable characters where friendship is tested, innocence is lost, and readers gain a new understanding of life.”

French rights to Arimah’s collection WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY are available. 

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DEAR SWEET PEA, Julie Murphy’s first middle-grade novel has been named a “Best Children’s Book of the Year” by Amazon.
“With gentle humor, ageless wisdom, and charming, genuine characters who represent a diversity of experiences, Murphy’s novel offers all the emotional highs and lows of pitch-perfect middle grade.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

French rights to DEAR SWEET PEA are available.

 

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NO VISIBLE BRUISES by Rachel Louise Snyder has been named one of the New York Times’ “Best 10 Books of 2019.”
“In her extraordinary new book, Rachel Louise Snyder reports on what the World Health Organization has called ‘a global health problem of epidemic proportions…’ She glides from history to the present day, from scene to analysis, with a relaxed virtuosity that filled me with admiration. This is a writer using every tool at her disposal to make this story come alive, to make it matter.” —The New York Times

French rights to NO VISIBLE BRUISES are available.

 

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Sigourney Weaver is set to star as Hildy Good, the heroine of Ann Leary’s THE GOOD HOUSE, in a movie adaptation produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners.
“Leary writes with humor and insight, revealing both the pure pleasure of drinking and the lies and justifications of alcoholism, the warmth Hildy feels toward others when she drinks and the desperation that makes her put alcohol before the people she loves. The result is a layered and complex portrait of a woman struggling with addiction, in a town where no secret stays secret for long.” —The New York Times

French rights to THE GOOD HOUSE are available. 

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Chico Bon Bon, hero of Chris Monroe’s MONKEY WITH A TOOL BELT series will have its own animated series, to be released on Netflix in Fall 2020.

French rights in the MONKEY WITH A TOOL BELT series are available.