Little, Brown acquires new Keren David

Little, Brown acquires new Keren David

Little, Brown Book Group has acquired a new novel by YA Book Prize-shortlisted author Keren David.

Cuckoo, which will be published under the Atom imprint, is about a washed-up child star who needs a new home and a new direction, and finds them in unlikely places and through the most improbable people.

Little, Brown acquired the UK and commonwealth rights from Jenny Savill at Andrew Nurnburg Associates and will publish in May 2016.

Editor Sarah Castleton said: “Cuckoo moved me to tears. Readers will love and identify with this tale of belonging and not-belonging, of a teenage boy striving for definition in the world. It will confirm Keren as one of UKYA’s strongest and consistently trustworthy storytellers. She’s a star and I’m thrilled to be working with her.”

David’s novel Salvage was shortlisted for the inaugural YA Book Prize and the RONA award for YA fiction. Her latest novel, This Is Not A Love Story, will publish next month.