Keren David cemented herself as one of my all time favourite authors with her arrival on the scene with the fantastic When I Was Joe and has only continued to blow me away, book after book. Her latest, Another Life, comes out at the start of September and is an absolute stunner! A review is coming towards the end of the month, but today it's been announced that after the end of the Children's Fiction list at Frances Lincon, Keren's current publisher, she's signed a new deal with ATOM! Eep!!
Atom buys 'home-grown YA' from Keren DavidAtom Editorial Director Samantha Smith has acquired two new "home-grown contemporary YA" novels by multi-award-winning author Keren David, buying UK and Commonwealth rights from Jenny Savill of Andrew Nurnberg Associates International Ltd.The first of the two stand-alone novels, Salvage tells the story of two siblings from a neglectful home, who were separated as young children when one was adopted by a middle-class family. Now aged 16 and 18 they are reunited through Facebook, with none of the preparation and support that social workers advise."Keren David treads that immensely difficult line between being compulsively readable but not shying away from many of the real, and heart-breaking, issues that teens face," says Smith. "We’re thrilled to be bringing such a strong, British author onto the list and have big plans for Keren in the future."A former journalist, David made the transition to writing teen fiction with the publication of When I Was Joe in 2010. Her latest novel, Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery, was published in summer 2011 and is currently being made into a musical."I am thrilled to be working with Atom," says David. "I think there's a growing audience in the UK for home-grown contemporary YA, and it's great to get a vote of confidence from a leading publisher."Atom - the Little, Brown Book Group’s children’s and young adult imprint - will publish Salvage in early 2014.
All I can say is that 2014 is so far away! Congrats Keren! So excited for you!