Atlantic triumphs in seven-way auction for prison diary

Atlantic triumphs in seven-way auction for prison diary

Following a “highly competitive” seven-way bidding war, Atlantic Books has acquired a prison diary by  BAFTA-nominated filmmaker Chris Atkins from his time at HMP Wandsworth.

Editorial director for non-fiction Mike Harpley bought UK  and Commonwealth rights for print and e-book to A Bit of a Stretch from Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown following the seven-publisher auction. Harriet Poland, business affairs manager of Audible, acquired the audio rights. A Bit of a Stretch will be published in hardback and e-book in February 2020.

The memoir explores Atkins' five-year prison sentence in HMP Wan...

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