Granta Books has acquired two new books from Ben Marcus, author of The Flame Alphabet and Leaving the Sea.
Senior editor of Granta Books, Max Porter, acquired UK & Commonwealth rights for a collection of stories and a novel, both as yet untitled, from Judith Murray at Greene and Heaton on behalf of the Denise Shannon Literary Agency.
Porter said: “Ben Marcus is a list-defining author and a writer of singular ambition and brilliance. We are so proud to be his UK publisher and are certain that both his stories and the new novel will be hugely significant works of literature.”
Marcus’ anthology New American Stories was published in August by Granta Books and was well received.
Publication dates for the two new books have yet to be decided.