Faber has snapped up Carnegie Medal-shortlisted Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's second novel.
Editorial director Alice Swan acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to YA novel Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town from Molly Ker Hawn at the Bent Agency. Described as a "literary masterpiece" by Swan, the novel will publish in spring 2021.
"Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town takes us on a journey across the rural American West, where teenagers are connected in unexpected ways and their stories are woven together despite the distance that separates them," reads the synopsis. "Whether they are brought together by the spread of wildfire, by the abusive priest who’s moved from state to state or by the hunt for a missing child, these stories blaze with secrets, rage and love."
Hitchcock said: "I’m so excited for readers to experience these small towns and their quirky, complex characters. When the world is on fire, we need each other more than ever. I’m so grateful that Faber & Faber is the home for Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town."
Swan added: "To publish it is a huge privilege: we are releasing something truly exquisite into the world."
Hawn said: "Bonnie-Sue is an extraordinary talent with whom I’m so proud to work, and Faber is the ideal home for this beautifully crafted, emotionally resonant book."