'Strong' UK interest as Patricia Highsmith's diaries up for sale

'Strong' UK interest as Patricia Highsmith's diaries up for sale

Several UK publishers have their eyes on the UK rights to novelist Patricia Highsmith’s extensive diaries, which will for the first time tell of the author’s “heart-break, difficult choices, hard-won professional triumphs and a furiously fast-paced social life”.

Zurich-based press Diogenes Verlag, which controls the American author’s literary estate, has one UK offer already on the table, following the sale of the US rights to Liveright.

Rights director Susanne Bauknecht told The Bookseller: “At the moment we only have a deal in the US, but there is great interest in the UK.”


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