Scribner wins four-way auction for South Korean 'sensation'

Scribner wins four-way auction for South Korean 'sensation'

Scribner has landed Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by South Korean novelist Cho Nam-Joo following a four-way bidding war.

Senior commissioning editor Chris White acquired UK and Commonwealth rights with audio from Georgina Capel at Georgina Capel Associates in a four-publisher auction for an undisclosed sum.

The Simon & Schuster UK imprint will publish the South Korean-based scriptwriter's novel as a trade paperback in February 2020. It said it is planning "a major PR and marketing campaign" ahead of publication.

The novel follows Kim Jiyoung, a woman born in South Korea towards the end of the...

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