Moggach moves to Headline in two-book deal

Moggach moves to Headline in two-book deal

Headline is publishing two new novels by Deborah Moggach, who authored the book behind the hit film "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel".

Imogen Taylor at Tinder Press acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to The Carer from Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown, after Moggach was previously published by Vintage.  

Taylor said: "I’ve loved Deborah Moggach’s writing for such a long time. She’s perceptive, very funny, and always has something interesting to say."

The first book in the deal, The Carer, explores anxiety and "middle-class guilt" surrounding efforts to look after people. It has been described as "wise" and "witty" with "a truly terrific twist".

Wise noted: "I know from experience what Tinder Press’s talented team can bring to a book’s publication and I am so pleased we have such a great match for Deborah’s next two novels."

Moggach commented: "I'm thrilled too, and hugely looking forward to joining Tinder Press's stable of distinguished authors. Do we truly know our nearest and dearest? My latest novel explores this unsettling question, with a good dose of middle-class guilt thrown into the mix. Hopefully some laughter too, because when we confront our mortality, and that of our loved ones, what else can we do?"

Moggach authored These Foolish Things (Vintage), which went on to be made into a film called "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (2011), starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy.

The Carer publishes in July 2019.