Arcadia Books managing editor Karen Sullivan has left the company to set up her own publishing company, Orenda Books.
Launching next week with a small, “exciting” list of commercial literary fiction, the company has already signed three début novels, including David F Ross’ The Last Days of Disco, which Sullivan said will draw comparison with Roddy Doyle and Irvine Welsh.
Sullivan has also negotiated British Commonwealth rights with David Headley at DHH Literary Agency and Monica Gram at Leonhardt & Høier Literary Agency A/S for Icelandic crime writer Ragnar Jónasson’s atmospheric, gritty début thriller Snowblind, and a second title, Dark Night (Bjartur Veröld). It will be author Jónasson’s first publication in English.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Publishing Deal - Ragnar Jónasson
From today's Bookseller, Ragnar Jónasson has been signed up by new company Orenda Books: