More Greg Hughes for Quercus

Quercus has acquired a second book by prize-winning YA author Greg Hughes, with plans to publish in September 2012.

Roisin Heycock, Quercus children's editorial director, acquired world and film rights direct from the author to the novel, Summertime of the Dead.

She said: "Summertime of the Dead is a beautiful, exciting novel that will delight Greg's fans and win him many new readers. Unhooking the Moon was an incredibly special book for us and we are thrilled that Greg has chosen to make Quercus his home for his new book."

Unhooking the Moon, Hughes' first novel, won the Booktrust Teenage Prize in 2012, and was shortlisted for the Guardian children's fiction prize and the Branford Boase Award.