Sphere Fiction has acquired two psychological thrillers from debut author Laura Marshall in a six-figure pre-empt.
Lucy Malagoni, editorial director for Sphere Fiction, acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights, including audio, to Friend Request and a second untitled novel from Felicity Blunt at Curtis Brown.
Malagoni, who will publish the first book in 2017, said: “I couldn’t be more thrilled to be welcoming Laura to the Sphere list. Friend Request is one of the most outstanding, compelling and emotionally resonant psychological thrillers I’ve read and I can’t wait to publish it.”
French rights have sold to Fleuve Editions and German rights have sold to Blanvalet in a four-way auction.
Laura Marshall recently graduated from the Curtis Brown Creative writing programme and lives in Kent.
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