Scribner has acquired a novel by French novelist and playwright Karine Tuil called The Age of Reinvention.
Editorial director Rowan Cope acquired British Commonwealth rights from Heidi Warneke at Editions Grasset & Fasquelle for Scribner UK. The novel will be published by Peter Borland at Atria Books in the United States. The English translation is by Sam Taylor, translator of HHhH and The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair.
Published in France with the title L’Invention De Nos Vies, The Age of Reinvention was shortlisted for literary awards including the Prix Goncourt and reportedly sold over 150,000 copies.
Cope said: "Karine Tuil is among the most original and interesting writers working in France today and I have had my eye on her most recent novel for a little while, so I’m thrilled to work with her at Scribner. Set in Paris and New York, The Age of Reinvention tells a powerful and suspenseful story of friendship, desire, deception and stolen identity under the long shadow cast by the war on terror. It explores the treacherous terrain where individual lives – in the form of a tangled love triangle – intersect with the defining events of our age. We are all very excited to publish this inventive, captivating and timely novel in the autumn."
Scribner will publish The Age of Reinvention in hardback publication in November 2015.