Hachette hat-trick look to take Musso to new global heights

Hachette hat-trick look to take Musso to new global heights

Three Hachette Livre publishers are embarking on a combined strategy to publish the latest novel by bestselling French author Guillaume Musso.

W&N acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to The Reunion, in a deal struck between Federico Andornino, commissioning editor at Musso’s French publisher, Calmann-Lévy. North American rights went to Little, Brown.

The novel—set on the French Riviera during a high-school reunion, “as dark secrets and past crimes are revealed”—has been a bestseller in France, shifting more than 500,000 units. Last month France Télévisions announced it will adapt it into a six-part series; international broadcasters will “be announced soon”.

One of France’s most popular authors, Musso has yet to make a real mark in the UK, where he has been published by Gallic Books. His titles have earned £20,000 through Nielsen BookScan UK.