Scott Pack has made his first acquisition at Aardvark Bureau, his new imprint at Gallic Books.
Pack bought UK and Commonwealth rights to When the Professor Got Stuck in the Snow by Dan Rhodes from Sophie Lambert at Conville & Walsh.
Rhodes self-published 400 hardback copies of the title in February 2014, attracting mainstream media coverage and critical acclaim. The novel is a satire starring atheist Richard Dawkins, who is forced to stay with a vicar and his wife after getting caught in a blizzard. Pack said Dawkins has a “great sense of humour” and was a “champion of free speech”, adding that he thought other publishers were too afraid to publish the title for fear of being sued.
Pack will also bring across some titles from his role at HarperCollins’ The Friday Project imprint, including two novellas by Andrew Kaufman and an official biography of rock band The The, written by Neil Fraser.