Pushkin Children’s Books has announced Ele Fountain's second novel, Lost, will hit shelves on 5th March 2020.
Lost follows Fountain's debut Boy 87 that was shortlisted for both the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize and The Sheffield Book Award and in which film rights have since been sold to Mint Pictures.
The deal for world rights in Fountain's second book, which explores the issue of child homlessness, was struck between Sarah Odedina, editor-at-large at Pushkin Children's, and Charlie Viney at The Viney Agencyl last year.
The new novel tells the story of Lola and Amit whose lives take a very unexpected turn when they find themselves alone and living in a railway station. According to her publisher, it "confirms her as an important voice in the world of literature for young people".
Fountain previously worked as an editor in children's publishing at Bloomsbury for 14 years.