MJ wins auction for Van Rensburg's 'game-changing' debut

MJ wins auction for Van Rensburg's 'game-changing' debut

Michael Joseph has acquired The Downfall and Eden Lost by debut author Laure Van Rensburg in a six-figure deal after a six-way auction. 

Editorial director Clio Cornish acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Juliet Mushens at Mushens Entertainment. North American rights were sold at auction to Wes Miller at GCP by Jenny Bent on behalf of Mushens. German, Norwegian and Italian pre-empts were concluded even before the English language rights were sold and the novel sold at auction in Brazil, Finland, France and Holland.

In The Downfall, "Ellie – a young, inexperienced student – is prepari...

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