Ebury has bought comedian Shappi Khorsandi’s debut novel.
Gillian Green, Ebury Fiction publishing director, bought world all language rights to Nina is Not OK from Off The Kerb Productions.
Green said: “We’re all delighted that Shappi has turned her considerable writing talents to fiction. Nina is Not OK is a very dark, very funny, bitter sweet and edgy tale of a 17-year-old girl coming to terms with addiction, low self-esteem and one disastrous Saturday night that she can’t even remember. Shappi is utterly brilliant at capturing the angst and humour of teenage life – Nina… is rude, funny, poignant, controversial and utterly compelling.”
Khorsandi said: ‘This opportunity to let Nina out of my head and on to the pages of a book has been a great relief. She was causing me no end of grief. But now she is out, with my help and with the support of wonderful Ebury, Nina can flourish and take us with her on her adventure. Heaven help us.’
Khorsandi is the author of childhood memoir A Beginner's Guide To Acting English, also published by Ebury.
Nina is Not OK will be published in hardback in July 2016.