Sarah Davis-Goff, co-founder of Irish indie publisher Tramp Press, has landed a two-book deal with Tinder Press.
Publisher Mary-Anne Harrington bought world English-language rights, from Sallyanne Sweeney at MMB Creative, to Last Ones Left Alive (due in January 2019) and a follow-up novel.
Last Ones Left Alive takes place in a post-apocalyptic Ireland, stalked by creatures known as the Skrake, and opens with heroine Orpen steering her wounded aunt towards a mythical Phoenix City.
What Orpen encounters there is transformational, and reveals the roots of the Emergency that destroyed the country.
Harrington said the novel “just seized me - in an almost visceral way”.
Davis-Goff added: “It will be fascinating to sit at the other side of the table in this process, as a writer rather than a publisher. I am hugely looking forward to the experience.”