Novelist Jane Green has moved to Pan Macmillan from Penguin in a deal which will see her being published by the same company on both sides of the Atlantic and writing two books a year.
Green is published in the US and Canada by Pan Mac sister company St Martin's Press, where her editor is Jen Enderlin.
Adult division publisher Jeremy Trevathan bought UK and Commonwealth rights to six books from Anthony Goff at David Higham Associates for an undisclosed sum. Green's first novel in the new deal, Stolen Lives, will be published in the second half of 2014, after which the author will move to publishing two books a year, each spring and autumn.
Trevathan said he was delighted to be welcoming Green to the list. "She is one of the most recognised brand names in women's fiction in the UK, having led the way in chicklit when it dominated the market, and having progressed to writing more dramatic, more serious, thrilling 'issue-led' novels, which offer us a huge opportunity to grow her sales in both the physical and digital markets."
Green said Pan Macmillan had "great plans", commenting: "I'm itching to start the work needed to take my books up to the next level."
London-born Green now lives in Connecticut, USA.