Scribner triumphs in four-way auction for Majumdar's debut

Scribner triumphs in four-way auction for Majumdar's debut

Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner has triumphed in a four-way auction for US editor Megha Majumdar's debut novel.

Chris White, senior commissioning editor at Scribner, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding India and Canada, with a “significant” five figure advance from Fiona Baird at WME. North American and Indian rights were pre-empted by Jordan Pavlin at Knopf. A Burning will be published by Knopf in the US in the summer of 2020 and Scribner in the UK in early 2021.

The book charts the aftermath of a terrorist attack in contemporary Kolkata and the effect it has on the lives of...

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