Donna Morrissey pens 'rich, atmospheric' novel for Canongate

Donna Morrissey pens 'rich, atmospheric' novel for Canongate

Canongate is to publish a "rich, atmospheric and compelling" literary novel titled The Fortunate Brother by award-winning Canadian novelist Donna Morrissey.

Canongate publisher Jenny Todd acquired world rights (excluding Canada and France) from David Grossman at David Grossman Literary.

Morrissey is the author of Sylvanus Now, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and her first novel Kit’s Law won what is now the Ondaatje Prize.   

Her new novel The Fortunate Brother deals with the aftermath of a murder in a claustrophobic rural community in Newfoundland. 

Todd said: “The Fortunate Brother is a page-turning and suspenseful novel packed full of drama and set within a small and intense community.  Donna Morrissey is a storyteller at the height of her powers and one of Canada’s best-loved literary voices. We are thrilled to be welcoming her to Canongate.”   

Morrissey said: “Writing is my passion and I've enjoyed tremendous success and popularity in Canada. I'm excited to now be joining Canongate and visiting the UK next year.”  

Canongate will publish in hardback April 2017.