Century buys Washington DC-set crime novel
Century has acquired a crim...
Rupert Heath and Elise Dillsworth Agencies join forces
The Rupert Heath Literary A...
Pan Mac signs memoir from Chinese social activist
Pan Macmillan has acquired ...
Irvine Welsh to speak at Stoke Newington Literary Festival
Irvine Welsh, Tariq Ali and...
Gollancz editorial undergoes “significant” restructure
Simon Spanton has been prom...
Freak show tale bags six-figure deal
10.04.12 | Charlotte Williams
Hot pre-Fair debut The Palace of Curiosities by poet and performance artist Rosie Garland has been snapped up by HarperCollins.
HarperFiction deputy publishing director Katie Espiner paid a six-figure sum for UK and Commonwealth rights, including Canada, in two books, through Charlotte Robertson at Aitken Alexander.
The novel won Mslexia's inaugural Women's Novel Competition last September. The plot is inspired by "freak show" performer Julia Pastrana, who suffered from hypertrichosis terminalis, where the body is completely covered in thick hair. She was discovered by a man who taught her to sing and dance, toured the world with her, and eventually married her.