Curtis Brown staffer's debut, second Villanelle novel on Frankfurt hotlists

Curtis Brown staffer's debut, second Villanelle novel on Frankfurt hotlists

A debut from a literary assistant at Curtis Brown acquired in the UK in a "major" auction, and a dark thriller pre-empted for a substantial six figures, are among agents' coveted hotlist picks going into 2018's Frankfurt Book Fair. Alongside them are fresh offerings from Jessie Burton, Luke Jennings, and Libby Page, as well as an "audacious" new novel from Ian McEwan.

The Silent Treatment, a "deeply moving" story about a couple who have been married for 40 years and haven’t spoken to one another for six months, is the debut of Abbie Greaves, who works as a literary assistant to Sheila Crow...

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