Ebury Press has signed Anne Berry’s third novel The Adoption, a multi-generational story about adoption and identity, with the author moving from HarperCollins imprint Blue Door.
Ebury editorial director for fiction Gillian Green bought British Commonwealth rights from agent Judith Murdoch for an undisclosed sum. Ebury will publish in original trade paperback in June 2012, with the paperback to follow in 2013.
Green said: “Anne is a wonderful writer who comes to us with a blanket of praise for her first two novels, The Hungry Ghosts and The Water Children. Her latest book is easily her most accomplished yet. Anne has an astonishingly beautiful, poetic turn of phrase and writes with humour and emotion.”
Berry has previously won the Amazon Rising Star Award as well as being shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Waterstone’s Book Circle Award in 2010.