Elliott & Thompson has acquired world rights in Divided by Tim Marshall, the Sunday Times bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography (Elliott & Thompson).
Four international deals have already been confirmed for the book. North American rights have been sold to Colin Harrison at Scribner via George Lucas at InkWell Management; German rights to Andrea Wörle at dtv, Italian rights to Paolo Zaninoni at Garzanti and Chinese rights (traditional characters) to Walkers Cultural Co., all via Louisa Pritchard Associates.
Divided continues Marshall’s series of books on global politics, following Prisoners of Geography and Worth Dying For. In this new book, he explains one consequence of the rise in nationalism and identity politics is that "walls are going up". Over 6,000 miles of fences and barriers have been erected in the past ten years, and they are redefining our political landscape.
Publisher Jennie Condell said: "Divided is topical, it’s unflinching, it’s revelatory, but most of all it’s a brilliant read. This is a book that will start conversations. Tim Marshall’s clarity and insight have made him a favourite of readers around the world. We couldn’t be more proud to be publishing this essential work by one of the most exciting authors working in Britain today."
Covering China, the USA, the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Israel, Africa, and the Indian subcontinent, Divided is a "gripping" investigation of the faultlines that will shape our world for years to come. "We feel more divided than ever; this riveting popular analysis tells you why," said the publisher.
The book will be published as a hardback in March 2018, distributed by Simon & Schuster. Prisoners of Geography has sold more than 250,000 copies in the UK in paperback, said the publisher. It has spent 66 weeks in the Sunday Times top 10, was a New York Times bestseller in the US and a bestseller in Germany and Italy. Rights have been sold into 22 territories around the world.
Marshall is the author of Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps that Tell You Everything You Need to Know about Global Politics (Elliott & Thompson). He is a commentator on foreign affairs for the national press and broadcasters, appearing regularly on Sky News, the BBC and LBC.