William Heinemann snaps up Katz debut on toxic masculinity

William Heinemann snaps up Katz debut on toxic masculinity

PRH imprint William Heinemann will publish Ani Katz’s “shocking and utterly compelling” debut novel A Good Man, which sees Katz tackle the world of toxic masculinity. 

William Heinemann publisher Jason Arthur pre-empted UK & Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) from Veronique Baxter at David Higham Associates on behalf of Julia Kenny at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner. Kenny sold North American rights at auction to Margaux Weisman at Penguin.

“Thomas Martin was a devoted family man who had everything: a beautiful wife and a loving daughter, a comfortable house on the north shore of Long Island, a flourishing career at a prestigious advertising firm in Manhattan,” the synopsis reads. “Now, Thomas struggles to come to terms with the tragedy that befell his family. He believes that if he tells his version of the story, he might uncover how and why things unravelled so horribly.”

Arthur said: “Ani Katz’s A Good Man is a hugely impressive novel, one that very directly and fearlessly engages with the fragile world of toxic masculinity in an utterly unique and shocking way. Ani displays such control over the novel’s sense of creeping dread, over its compelling dark energy, that it beggars belief this is her debut.”

A Good Man will be published in early 2020.