Sceptre has acquired two new novels by Ned Beauman.
Editorial director Drummond Moir bought UK and Commonwealth rights, including Canada, to the books from Jane Finigan of Lutyens & Rubinstein.
Beauman’s most recent novel is Glow, published in May this year. His debut, Boxer, Beetle, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Desmond Elliot Prize, and his second, The Teleportation Accident, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2012.
Moir said: “Ned is one of the most exciting young novelists alive, and working with him has been one of the absolute highlights of my working life.
“His novels prove that the most complex and urgent questions we can ask – about everything from corporate imperialism in developing countries and humanity’s will to power, to how we’re shaped (or not) by the forces around us and what happens to us when we fall in love – demand a novelistic temperament unlike any other.
“He is a jewel in Sceptre’s crown and we’re delighted that he will remain so in the years to come."