Frankfurt: women-centred stories dominate

Frankfurt: women-centred stories dominate

The firing pistol for the annual rights frenzy ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) has sounded, with publishers battling it out to find the next The Girl on the Train as the psychological thriller phenomenon shows little sign of slowing down.

Publishers are moving quickly for stand-out submissions in the genre, paying big advances in what editors are finding a “buoyant” market not yet dented by the UK’s impending Brexit.

HQ pre-empted Sometimes I Lie by Faber Academy graduate Alice Feeney from Curtis Brown’s Jonny Geller less than 24 hours after submission for its “humdinger of a twist...

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