Europa nets Powell's 'extraordinary' debut at auction

Europa nets Powell's 'extraordinary' debut at auction

Europa Editions UK has secured Karen Powell's "extraordinary" debut novel at auction.

Director Christopher Potter has acquired rights for two titles from Samuel Hodder at Blake Friedmann following a two-publisher auction. As well as UK and Commonwealth, Potter bought rights North America, Canada and Italy “such was the strength of our feelings and commitment”. Europa will publish the first novel, The River Within, in 2020.

“I was bowled over by the poetic intensity of this extraordinary novel,” Potter said. The River Within is as evocative of place and landscape as any novel I can think o...

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