Picador wins Polzin's 'irresistible' Brood in six-way auction

Picador wins Polzin's 'irresistible' Brood in six-way auction

Picador has won a six-publisher auction for Jackie Polzin's “irresistible” debut Brood, a novel about grief, motherhood and chickens.

Commissioning editor Kishani Widyaratna snapped up UK and Commonwealth rights in physical, e-book and audio from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein, on behalf of Lucy Carson and Molly Friedrich at The Friedrich Agency. It will be released in April 2021. North American rights went to Lee Boudreaux at Doubleday after an eight-way auction.

The synopsis states: “Brood depicts one woman’s attempts to keep her chickens alive while coming to terms with a recent tragic ...

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