HarperCollins imprint 4th Estate has snapped up the debut adult novel of Irish children’s author Darragh Martin.
Anna Kelly at Fourth has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to the title from Nicola Barr at the Bent Agency, on behalf of Louise Fury at the Bent Agency New York.
Spanning 40 years from the 1970s to 2010, Future Popes of Ireland is a family story set against the momentous social and political changes in Ireland over this period.
Martin has written plays and stories for children. His children’s fantasy novel, The Keeper (Little Island Books), was nominated for an Irish Book Award in 2013. Originally from Dublin, he now lives in London.