Stewart Foster, the writer behind the adult novel We Used to be Kings (Jonathan Cape), is turning his hand to children’s books. The first, Boy in a Bubble, will be published by Simon & Schuster Children’s on 19th May 2016.
The book is centred on Joe, an 11-year-old whose condition means he is not allowed outside, and few visitors are allowed into his "bubble".
"Boy in a Bubble is the story of how Joe spends his days, copes with his loneliness and frustrations, and looks - with superhero bravery, curiosity and hope - to a future without limits," said S&S. "Expect superheroes, super-nurses and a good few tears from this truly unique story."
Fiction editor Rachel Mann pre-empted world rights to two books from Nicola Barr, director at Greene and Heaton.
Foster was one of the Observer’s New Faces of Fiction for 2014 and one of Amazon’s Rising Stars the same year. He lives in Bath.