Tinder buys second from Snow Child author

Tinder buys second from Snow Child author

Headline imprint Tinder Press has acquired a further novel by the author of The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey.

Publisher Mary-Anne Harrington acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in Ivey's second novel, Shadows on the Wolverine, through a world rights deal brokered by Jeff Kleinman at Folio Literary Management and Little, Brown US. The publication date is still to be confirmed.

Shadows on the Wolverine tells the story of an adventurer who travels deep into unexplored Alaskan territory to discover that native legends are real and have come to life. The story unfolds through diaries, newspaper clippings, letters and apocrypha. It is inspired by an actual 1885 military expedition.

Harrington said: "Eowyn is a real original—a unique storyteller with a distinctive imagination and a wonderful ability to connect very directly with her readers. This new novel promises to play to all of her strengths, and to take her into exciting territory as a writer."

Ivey was awarded international author of the year at the 2012 National Book Awards, with The Snow Child featuring in the Waterstones 11 and Richard and Judy Book Club that year.