Hodder has acquired a book by Le Prix Nouveau Talent winner Clélie Avit.
Suzie Dooré at Hodder and Emily Griffin at Grand Central bought world English rights to I’m Still Here (Je Suis Là) from Eva Bredin at JC Lattès.
The book is a modern-day Sleeping Beauty story about a man who falls in love with a woman in a coma.
Dooré said: “I loved the simplicity of the storytelling and the huge emotional wallop of I’m Still Here – and I know British readers will feel the same. What a lovely, heart-breaking book – I can’t wait to publish it.”
The Le Prix Nouveau Talent award is a literary award which aims to discover new literary talent.
Both UK and US aim to publish I’m Still Here in summer 2016.