Transworld signs 'unsettling' Danish thriller

Transworld signs 'unsettling' Danish thriller

Transworld is to publish a "tense, unsettling and deeply moving" novel of a family in trouble by Danish author Ane Riel.

Commissioning editor Darcy Nicholson has acquired world English rights to Resin from David Headley at D H H Literary Agency.

The novel, translated from Danish by Charlotte Barslund, revolves around fierce parental love and follows a father whose quest to protect his daughter becomes the very thing that puts her in danger.

Darcy said: "Resin captivated my imagination from its chilling opening line right through to its devious and brilliant ending. I immediately wanted to pass it on so that I could talk about it… so I knew I had to publish it. Working with Ane, David and our brilliant translator Charlotte Barslund has been a delight and I’m over the moon to be part of the team bringing such a smart piece of upmarket suspense in translation to UK readers."

Riel said: "I'm grateful that such a talented and experienced group of people are introducing Resin to the UK. Hopefully the story will offer English readers an experience that is out of the ordinary. Resin is basically about familiar emotions, especially the fear of losing someone you love. But everything normal ends in extremes and the extremes gradually become the norm. In spite of this, there is nothing unrealistic in the novel; these people and places exist out there, somewhere. And that is perhaps the scariest thing of all."

Riel is the winner of the Best Crime Novel from the Swedish Crime Writers’ Association and Norway’s Golden Bullet Award.

Resin will be published in Doubleday trade paperback on 9th August 2018, and the author will visit the UK for publicity and events at publication.