Walker to publish Shadowhunter stories, plus more Nelson

Walker to publish Shadowhunter stories, plus more Nelson

Walker Books has acquired a new collection of short stories based on a character from Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series.
 
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy is a group of 10 stories centred around the character Simon Lewis as he enters training to become a Shadowhunter.
 
The stories will be written by Clare herself, as well as writers Maureen Johnson, Sarah Rees Brennan, and newcomer Robin Wasserman.
 
Fiction publisher Gill Evans acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights for a six-figure sum from Baror International. She said: “The complex, dark and seductive history of the Shadowhunters will be explored alongside new material that will have fans – and all of us at Walker – salivating to read.”
 
Starting in February 2015, Walker will publish one story per month as e-shorts, before releasing a print collection of all 10 stories in 2016.
 
Walker will also next re-publish Clare’s City of Heavenly Fire, the final book of The Mortal Instruments series, next February, and the paperback edition of The Bane Chronicles later in the year.
 
Meanwhile, the publisher has also signed The Fall Boys and Dizzy in Paradise by US YA author Jandy Nelson, a love story and the third book from Nelson published by Walker.
 
Commissioning editor Annalie Grainer, who acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights from Alex Webb at Rights People, on behalf of Pippin Properties, Inc, said everyone at Walker fell for the story.
 
“Jandy is an incredibly talented writer, one who writes with such energy and passion. An author who can make you laugh or cry is rare enough, but one who can make you do both, often at the same time, is extraordinary,” she said.
 
Nelson is also the author of The Sky is Everywhere (2010) and forthcoming novel I’ll Give You the Sun (April 2015). It has already been sold in 17 countries and Warner Bros have optioned film rights
 
The release date for The Fall Boys and Dizzy in Paradise is yet to be confirmed.