Hodder lands debut novel from Gleam's Bergstrom

Hodder lands debut novel from Gleam's Bergstrom

Hodder & Stoughton has pre-empted a debut novel from Gleam Titles agent Abigail Bergstrom, an upmarket commercial fiction book she originally submitted under a pseudonym.

Assistant editor Lily Cooper acquired UK and Commonwealth rights for What a Shame from Kate Evans of PFD. Billed as a “dark, funny and immediately intimate” account of a woman in search of peace, it will be released in hardback, audio and e-book in early 2022.

The synopsis states: “She doesn’t want to admit it, but there’s something wrong with Mathilda Manning. It’s not just that she’s been wearing the same pair of black...

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