Cape wins 14-publisher battle for Craig's 'inspirational' Birdgirl

Cape wins 14-publisher battle for Craig's 'inspirational' Birdgirl

Jonathan Cape has triumphed in a 14-publisher auction for Birdgirl, the “inspirational” debut book by 18-year-old environmental activist Mya-Rose Craig.

Publishing director Michal Shavit acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from from Claire Paterson Conrad at Janklow & Nesbit for release as a lead publication in autumn 2022. The book is billed as “a wondrous memoir about a young woman’s passion for birds, an inspiring activist’s journey towards environmental and racial justice, and a deeply moving story about family and mental health”.

Craig writes the popular Birdgirl blog and is the youn...

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