Bloomsbury has pre-empted The Right to Sex, a book about male sexual entitlement and #MeToo by Oxford professor Amia Srinivasan, after publishing director Alexis Kirschbaum made "a decisive pre-emptive offer".
The deal was made with Karolina Sutton at Curtis Brown. US rights were snapped up by newly ensconced FSG publisher Mitzi Angel, formerly of Faber, in a six-figure pre-empt. Rights have also sold in Holland, Germany, Korea, Norway, Portugal, Brazil, Spain and Sweden.
The Right to Sex sees "an author set to become one of Britain’s most incisive public intellectuals [propose] a new way to talk about sex and gender", Bloomsbury said, adding that Srinivasan, an associate professor of philosophy at St John’s College, Oxford, will discuss "male sexual entitlement, rape and rape culture, #MeToo, the ‘distribution’ of sex, the intersection of race and sex, paedophilia, pleasure, pornography and abortion".
Kirschbaum added: "Everything Amia writes excites me. Her thinking on sex and gender is profound, nuanced and not polemical."