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Canongate snaps up werewolf trilogy
01.01.70 | Katie Allen
Canongate has acquired a trilogy of werewolf thriller novels by Glen Duncan in a pre-emptive deal.
Francis Bickmore, acquiring editor at Canongate, bought world rights (excluding North America) for an undisclosed sum from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown.
Bickmore said: "Glen Duncan's slathery thriller is a wickedly original hybrid of noir and horror." The three titles tell of Jacob Marlowe, a sophisticated werewolf and the last of his kind, who, after 200 years of "full moon fever" finds his life on the line.
The trilogy is as yet untitled. The first title will be published on 19th January 2011—"the first full moon of next year".
Canongate has so far sold North American, Italian, Australia and New Zealand and Brazilian rights. Duncan's previous novels have been published by Penguin, Granta, Isis and Simon & Schuster.