Corvus lands Buchan's latest novels and backlist

Corvus lands Buchan's latest novels and backlist

Atlantic imprint Corvus has acquired The Three Lies of Sophie Wolf and another currently untitled novel by Elizabeth Buchan, plus five of the author's backlist titles.

The Three Lies of Sophie Wolf spans the second half of the 20th century, decades of great change for women. Born to a Viennese refugee who has fled to England during the Second World War, Sophie Wolf becomes a bestselling children’s author but, along the way, she has acquired secrets and taken risks which threaten to sabotage the successful life she has built for herself.

The five backlist titles—Daughters of the Storm, Light of the Moon, Perfect Love, Against Her Nature and RNA Novel of the Year winner Consider the Lily—will be relaunched in paperback and e-book in May 2022, alongside the paperback edition of Buchan’s next novel, Two Women in Rome. The Three Lies of Sophie Wolf will be published in hardback, trade paperback and e-book in early 2024, to be followed by a mass-market paperback later in the year.

Corvus publishing director Sarah Hodgson acquired world English-language rights from Judith Murray at Greene and Heaton.

Buchan said: "I am so delighted. The Corvus team could not be more welcoming and to be published by them is to be in the best of hands. I feel lucky to be part of the stable and value the partnership very much."

Hodgson said: "I could not be happier that Corvus will be continuing to publish the wonderful Elizabeth Buchan, and that we have been lucky enough to acquire some of her fantastic backlist novels. In all of her work, she combines beautifully evocative, immersive writing with a deep insight into human relationships and gripping plots. She is an utter joy to work with."