‘Huge’ auction for Tree

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has paid a six-figure sum for UK and Commonwealth rights after a “huge auction” for Iranian début Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani.

Deputy publishing director Arzu Tahsin signed the deal through Chandler Crawford, acting on behalf of Victoria Sanders. The book has also now sold to Rizzoli in Italy following a “heated” five-way auction.