Allen & Unwin has acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to Heart of Jazz by Sara Lövestam, a novel about a bullied schoolgirl and a retired jazz musician.
Sam Redman at Allen & Unwin UK acquired the book from Maria Cardona and Marina Penalva at Pontas Literary & Film Agency.
The book was first published in Swedish by Piratförlaget and is “a warm and cozy story about how unexpectedly you can find a friend when you most need one”.
The book will be translated by Laura Widenburg and marketed as a crossover novel.
Rights have been bought by Flatiron Books in the US. The novel is also available in German and Spanish.
UK publication date is yet to be confirmed.
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