Wilson moves to Atlantic in eight book deal

Wilson moves to Atlantic in eight book deal

<p>Novelist, biographer and critic A. N. Wilson is moving to Atlantic Books as part of an eight-book deal, which includes a new biography of Queen Victoria amd a children&#39;s novel.</p><p>Wilson, whose work includes a biography of the poet John Betjeman and a history of the period under Queen Elizabeth II called <em>Our Times</em>, has previously been published by Arrow. </p><p>Toby Mundy, chief executive of Atlantic Books, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in eight titles from Georgina Capel, at the Capel and Land agency in London. </p><p>The books comprise <em>Dante in Love</em>, an account of Dante&rsquo;s relationship with Beatrice, an as-yet untitled historical novel set in industrial England, a study of ways to read the Bible, a children&rsquo;s novel called<em> Furba and the Mokes</em>, which will be published under the company&rsquo;s Corvus imprint in September 2011, a new life of Queen Victoria, and three backlist reissues. </p><p>Atlantic will publish <em>Dante in Love</em> in May 2011, but the order of publication of the other books is still to be confirmed. </p><p>Mundy said: &quot;Andrew Wilson is one of the English-speaking world&rsquo;s pre-eminent literary figures, the author of bestselling and award-winning fiction and non-fiction. </p><p>&quot;That we are to become his publishers is a key milestone in the history of Atlantic Books and we are overjoyed that we will be able to furnish him with a publishing home for this thrilling phase of his career.&quot;</p>