Mantle dives in for Lizzie Pook debut

Mantle dives in for Lizzie Pook debut

Mantle has won a multi-publisher auction for two books from journalist Lizzie Pook amid a clamour for rights across the world.

Associate publisher Sam Humphreys acquired UK rights for Pook's debut Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter and second book Maude Horton and the Rope from Madeleine Milburn at Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency. The first book will be released in the UK as a super-lead hardback in 2022, positioning alongside authors like Jessie Burton, Sarah Perry and Stacey Halls.

ANZ rights were acquired in a separate deal by fiction publisher Beverley Cousins at Pengui...

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