Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired a new children’s title by Man Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle.
The title, Brilliant, is set in Doyle’s native Dublin, and the publisher described it as “a short, allegorical ‘quest’ novel”, with elements of magic realism.
Editor-at-large Polly Nolan bought English language rights in the UK and Commonwealth, and translation rights worldwide, in the book from John Sutton of John Sutton Management in Dublin. MCB will publish a hardback and e-book in the UK and a trade paperback in the Irish market in May 2014, with a paperback to follow in both markets five months later.
Doyle’s most recent children’s book, A Greyhound of a Girl (Marion Lloyd Books), is currently on the shortlist for the CILIP Carnegie Medal.