Simon & Schuster UK has signed a six-figure deal for two new novels from Catherine Isaac, with the first novel, A Blanket of Stars, scheduled for first publication in summer 2019.
Jo Dickinson, publishing director for fiction and audio, agreed the six-figure deal for UK and Commonwealth rights, including audio, with Sheila Crowley at Curtis Brown.
A Blanket of Stars is set between Italy and the UK, focusing on a family coming to terms with secrets in its past.
Isaac’s latest novel You Me Everything was published by Simon & Schuster UK on 19th April, and foreign rights have been sold in 20 territories so far. It has been optioned for a film by Temple Hill and Lionsgate.
Dickinson said: "You Me Everything is a novel everyone at Simon & Schuster UK is incredibly excited about. The depth and emotional impact of Catherine’s writing is phenomenal, and so I am thrilled to have acquired two more stunning books to continue to grow Catherine’s sales and profile."
Isaac said: "I’ve been published by S&S since I began writing under the pseudonym Jane Costello more than a decade ago and feel lucky to have worked with their very special team.
"Now, in Sheila Crowley’s talented hands, my career has taken an exciting new direction as Catherine Isaac, bringing with it the kind of opportunities I’d only ever dreamed about. It’s been wonderful to see my long-standing publisher develop such ambitious and creative plans for You Me Everything and the fact that I'll be working with them on the next two books makes this thrilling period in my career even better."