Egmont signs two from Andrew Smith

Egmont signs two from Andrew Smith

Egmont Press has acquired two books from US author Andrew Smith.

The publisher signed UK and Commonwealth rights to Grasshopper Jungle and a second book, in an auction won by Egmont Fiction's editorial director Ali Dougal from Kate McLennan of Abner Stein on behalf of Lauren Abramo at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.

Grasshopper Jungle is described as a "genre-bending coming of age story that also happens to be the funniest book ever written about the end of humanity".

It will be published in February 2014, simultaneously with its release in the US by Dutton and Hardie Grant Egmont in Australia.