Bloomsbury editor-in-chief Alexandra Pringle has bought a new novel from US writer Nicole Krauss, titled Late Wonder.
The buy, together with a collection of short stories titled How to Be a Man, was made at auction from Zoe Waldie at Rogers, Coleridge & White, in association with Melanie Jackson.
Late Wonder is said by Waldie to be "immensely profound, but at the same time a page turner", with a "most beguiling and complex character." Meanwhile How to Be a Man will show "the full range of Nicole Krauss's exquisite style," she said.
Pringle described Krauss as "a rare and wonderful creature in the world of literature".
Krauss is the author of Great House and The History of Love (both Penguin titles). Great House was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Orange Prize while The History of Love won France's Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger. In 2007, Krauss was chosen as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists.
A publication date for Late Wonder has yet to be announced.