Corsair buys Cool Hand Luke

Constable & Robinson's fiction imprint Corsair has acquired the prison novel Cool Hand Luke by Donn Pearce.

Publishing director James Gurbutt acquired UK and Commonwealth rights through Georgia Glover at David Higham. Corsair will publish the title as a B-format paperback in early September 2011.

The publisher described the book as a "chain gang classic", and a new production of the play will also be staged at the Aldwych Theatre in London's West End from 22nd September, starring "Hustle" actor Marc Warren.