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The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches - German cover   A Red Herring Without Mustard - Russian cover

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - Italian cover   The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - Russian cover 

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Norwegian paperback    The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - Norwegian cover  

The Witch of Babylon - German cover      The Golden Mean - UK cover

The Golden Mean - Brazilian cover      The Golden Mean - Taiwan cover

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Arabic cover      The Golden Mean - Spanish cover

      Dahanu Road - Italian cover

Barnacle Love - US cover      The Girls - Norwegian cover

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - German cover      The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Russian cover

García's Heart - Taiwanese cover      More - UK cover

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Italian cover      The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Dutch cover

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Taiwanese cover      The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Portugese cover

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Norwegian hardcover      The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Japanese cover

Holding My Breath - German cover      The Wife's Tale - Italian cover

The Wife's Tale - Vintage, Canada cover      The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Chinese cover

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Spanish cover      The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Polish cover

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - UK cover      The Song of Kahunsha - Italian cover

Rush Home Road - Dutch cover      Rush Home Road - UK cover

The Song of Kahunsha - French cover      The Song of Kahunsha - Italian cover

The Wife's Tale - UK cover      The Wife's Tale - US cover

The Girls - UK cover      The Wife's Tale - Australian cover

García's Heart - Dutch cover      García's Heart - US cover

The Deserter's Tale - Norwegian cover      Barnacle Love - Portuguese cover

The Testosterone Factor - Chinese cover      The Hero's Walk - Dutch cover

The Electrical Field - Czech cover      The Hero's Walk - French cover

Monkey Beach - German cover      Can You Hear the Nightbird Call? - Indian cover

The Testosterone Factor - Russian cover      The Lull-A-Baby Sleep Plan - Romanian cover

The Deserter's Tale - Italian cover      The Jade Peony - Quebec cover

One Hundred Million Hearts - Dutch cover      Monkey Beach - Quebec cover

      

The Electrical Field - German cover      The Rules of Engagement - Dutch cover

Rights News

September 2017

  • Finnish rights to Alan Bradley’s ninth volume in the bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series, THE GRAVE’S A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE, have gone again to Bazar, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to six. The deal was done by Trine Licht of the Licht & Burr on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. The book will be released in English on January 30, 2018.
  • Audible.com has picked up World English-language rights to two forthcoming novels by Bukowski Agency authors. TRICKSTER DRIFT, the sequel to Son of a Trickster, by Eden Robinson, and MY NAME IS A KNIFE, the sequel to All True Not a Lie in It, by Alix Hawley, were sold again to Laura Gachko of Audible by Denise Bukowski.
  • Russian rights to Alan Bradley’s ninth volume in the bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series, THE GRAVE’S A FINE AND PRIVATE PLACE, have gone again to AST, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to five. The deal was done by Olga Rogozina of the Van Lear Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.

August 2017

  • Audible.com has picked up rights to a number of backlist titles and recently released works of Bukowski Agency authors. The following books were sold to Laura Gachko of Audible by Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency:
      — Claire Cameron’s bestselling novel THE LAST NEANDERTHAL, the first of a trilogy about the little-known relationship between humans and Neanderthals (Canada and the UK);
      — Alix Hawley’s award-winning novel about Daniel Boone, ALL TRUE NOT A LIE IN IT (Canada and the UK);
      — Leo McKay Jr.’s novel inspired by the true story of a mining disaster, TWENTY-SIX (World English);
      — Eden Robinson’s recent acclaimed novel about coming of age on the rez, SON OF A TRICKSTER, the first of a trilogy (World English);
      — Wayson Choy’s award-winning classic novels THE JADE PEONY and ALL THAT MATTERS (World English), and
      — Yasuko Thanh’s award-winning novel about attempted revolution in French Indochina, THE MYSTERIOUS FRAGRANCE OF THE YELLOW MOUNTAINS, as well as her forthcoming memoir of life on the streets, MISTAKES TO RUN WITH (World English).
  • World French rights to Frances Greenslade’s 2011 novel SHELTER, about two girls in search of their missing mother, have gone to Éditions Médiaspaul of Montreal, bringing the total number of territories sold to seven. The deal was done by Anna Jarota of Anna Jarota Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.

June 2017

  • Czech rights to The Bear author Claire Cameron’s THE LAST NEANDERTHAL have been sold to Jota by Justyna Pelaska of Graal on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. Rights previously sold to Little, Brown (US), Doubleday (Canada), Cargo/De Bezige Bij (the Netherlands), SEM (Italy), Zara (Denmark), and Maeva (Spain), bringing the total number of territories to seven.
  • Italian rights to THE BEAR by Claire Cameron have been sold to SEM, publisher of THE LAST NEANDERTHAL, by Laura Grandi of Grandi & Associati on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. Rights previously sold to Little, Brown (US), Doubleday (Canada), Cargo/De Bezige Bij (the Netherlands), Kero (France), Nefes Yayinevi (Turkey), Bertand (Brazil), and Skybook (Viet Nam), bringing the total number of territories to eight.

May 2017

  • World Spanish rights to The Bear author Claire Cameron’s THE LAST NEANDERTHAL, based on the new science that has evolved in the 37 years since publication of The Clan of the Cave Bear, have been sold at auction to Jean Auel’s publisher, Maeva, by Julia Garrigós of The Foreign Office on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. Rights previously sold to Little, Brown (US), Doubleday (Canada), Cargo/De Bezige Bij (the Netherlands), SEM (Italy), and Forlaget Zara (Denmark), bringing the total number of territories to six. Underbidders were Planeta and Roca.
  • Finnish rights to Alan Bradley’s sixth, seventh, and eighth books in the bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series—THE DEAD IN THEIR VAULTED ARCHES, AS CHIMNEY SWEEPERS COME TO DUST, and THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D—have gone to Bazar, bringing the total number of territories sold for these titles to ten, eight, and seven respectively. The deal was done by Trine Licht of Licht & Burr on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.

April 2017

  • Danish rights to The Bear author Claire Cameron’s THE LAST NEANDERTHAL, based on the new science that has evolved in the 35 years since The Clan of the Cave Bear, which follows the last family of Neanderthals through their final year of life until they meet the first homo sapiens, have been sold to Forlaget Zara by Solvej Todd of Licht & Burr on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. Rights previously sold to Little, Brown (US), Doubleday (Canada), Cargo/De Bezige Bij (the Netherlands), and SEM (Italy).

March 2017

  • Canadian English-language rights to the debut novel from award-winning poet and short-story writer Ian Williams, REPRODUCTION, a hilarious and poignant love story about invented families, told with the savvy of Zadie Smith, the energy of Junot Diaz, and a formal inventiveness all his own, set amidst a collision of cultures from all over the world, full of racial and religious mash-ups and cross-pollinations, have been pre-empted by Random House Canada Publisher Anne Collins on an exclusive submission. The deal was done by Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency.
  • Librettist, novelist, playwright, poet, screenwriter, scholar, and Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke has sold Canadian English-language rights to his memoir about his colourful and fascinating family to Amanda Betts at Knopf Canada, who commissioned the work based on the many essays he has published on the subject over the years. The multi-generational saga includes an opera star, a war hero, a religious leader, a wild grandma who was forced by her own father to live with her kids in a barn, and a father who was both violent and adored by his son. The manuscript is due in 2018 for publication in 2019. The deal was done by Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.

November 2016

  • Award-winning Monkey Beach author Eden Robinson has sold Canadian English-language rights to TRICKSTER DRIFT and THE RETURN OF THE TRICKSTER, two novels that complete the first linked trilogy that digs deeply into Pacific Northwest Coast indigenous lives and beliefs, following her forthcoming novel SON OF A TRICKSTER, again to Publisher Anne Collins of Knopf Canada, for publication in 2018 and 2019. The deal was done by Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency.
  • Canadian English-language rights to award-winning MYSTERIOUS FRAGRANCE OF THE YELLOW MOUNTAINS author Yasuko Thanh’s memoir about her rough childhood, her teen years as a sex worker, and her emergence as a writer, MISTAKES TO RUN WITH have gone again to Penguin Canada Publisher Nicole Winstanley for publication under the Hamish Hamilton imprint in summer 2018. The deal was brokered by Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency.
  • Estonian rights to New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley’s second book in the Flavia de Luce mystery series, THE WEED THAT STRINGS THE HANGMAN'S BAG, have been sold again to Paikese Kirjastus, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to twenty-nine. The deal was done by Justyna Pelaska of Graal on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.

October 2016

  • World English-language rights to volumes 2 (THE KILLER'S ANGEL) and 3 (BLOOD BROTHERS) in Sandrone Dazieri’s trilogy that began with the internationally bestselling Italian thriller Kill the Father, to be released in the USA in January, again to Rick Horgan at Scribner, in partnership with Jo Dickinson at Simon and Schuster U.K. and Nita Pronovost at S &S Canada. Representing the author was Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency on behalf of Laura Grandi at Grandi
    & Associati.
    Rights to Kill the Father were previously sold by Grandi & Associati to: Mondadori in Italy, Piper in Germany, Laffont in France, Alfaguara in Spain and Latin America, Xander in Holland, Patakis in Greece, Hayakawa in Japan, Crime scene in Romania, and Ombra in Albania, for a total of 12 territories. Germany, Holland, and Japan have picked up Books 1 and 2. France, Spain, and Italy have bought all three titles.
  • Canadian English-language rights to award-winning All True Not a Lie in It author Alix Hawley’s second novel, MY NAME IS A KNIFE, the story of Daniel Boone’s return to Boonesborough after his Shawnee captivity, juggling his desire to protect his people and his love for the Shawnee, and his search for his family and reconciliation with his wife, again to publisher Anne Collins at Knopf Canada, by Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.
  • Canadian English-language rights to Paul Seesequasis’s BLANKET TOSS UNDER MIDNIGHT SUN, a portrait of five indigenous communities through archival photos, honouring the resilience, resourcefulness, and determination of generations, based on his two-year-long social media feed (https://twitter.com/paulseesequa), to Publishing Director Lynn Henry at Knopf Canada, by Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.
  • Italian rights to Alan Bradley’s eighth and latest book in the Flavia de Luce mystery series, THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW’D, have gone again to Sellerio, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to six. The deal was done by Luisa Rovetta of Grandi and Associati on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.

September 2016

  • Italian rights to The Bear author Claire Cameron’s THE LAST NEANDERTHAL, based on the new science that has evolved in the 35 years since The Clan of the Cave Bear, following the last family of Neanderthals through their final year of life until they meet the first homo sapiens, have gone to SEM (Società Editrice Milanese, or The Milanese Publishing Company), a new publisher to be announced in October, by Luisa Rovetta of Grandi & Associati on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. Rights previously sold to Little, Brown (US), Doubleday (Canada), and Cargo/De Bezige Bij (the Netherlands).

August 2016

  • Czech rights to Alan Bradley’s fourth book in the bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, have gone again to Euromedia, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to eighteen. The deal was done by Justyna Pelaska of Graal on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.
  • Russian rights to Alan Bradley’s eighth and latest book in the bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series, Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd, have gone again to AST, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to five. The deal was done by Olga Rogozina of The Van Lear Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. The title will be released in English in September.
    AST has also renewed the Russian licenses for the first four titles, which have become bestsellers in Russia.

June 2016

  • World rights to Canadian Poet Laureate George Elliot Clarke’s children’s book about his late great-aunt, opera star Portia White, have gone to Whitney Moran at Nimbus Publishing for publication in fall 2018. The deal was done by Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.
  • Canadian rights to Diana Svennes-Smith’s The End of Steel, a debut novel that was developed at the Iowa Writers Workshop under Marilynne Robinson, about a girl, a boy, and a bear whose lives converge at an all-male wilderness work camp in the far north in the 1970s, have been sold to Martha Kanya-Forstner at Doubleday Canada for publication in 2018. The deal was done by Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.
  • Mainland Chinese rights in simplified characters for All True Not a Lie In It by Alix Hawley have gone to Ginkgo Book Company of Beijing. The deal was done by Lily Chen of Big Apple Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency. This is the first translation rights sale for this novel about the dramatic life of frontiersman Daniel Boone. It was released in Canada by Knopf in 2015 and will be released in the USA by Ecco in August 2016. It won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and the B.C. Book Prize for Fiction.

May 2016

  • Canadian rights to Carrianne Leung’s That Time I Loved You, about the dramatic events that result from the sudden convergence of families from all over the world in a brand-new suburban subdivision in the 1970s, have gone to Editorial Director Jennifer Lambert at HarperCollins Canada. The deal was done by Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. Leung was shortlisted for the City of Toronto Book Award in 2014 for her first novel, The Wondrous Woo.

February 2016

  • Estonian rights to Alan Bradley’s first book in the bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, have been sold at auction to Paikese Kirjastus, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to thirty-nine. The deal was done by Justyna Pelaska of Graal on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.

December 2015

  • Hungarian rights to Alan Bradley’s fifth and sixth books in the bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series, Speaking from Among the Bones and The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, have gone again to Maxim, bringing the total number of territories sold for #5 to fourteen and for #6 to nine. The deal was done by Orsi Meszaros of Katai & Bolza on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.

November 2015

  • Ukrainian rights to Alan Bradley’s first book in the bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, have gone to Family Leisure Club/Hemiro, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to thirty-eight. The deal was done by Olga Rogozina of the Van Lear Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.
  • Finnish rights to Alan Bradley’s fifth book in the bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series, Speaking from Among the Bones, have gone again to Bazar, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to thirteen. The deal was done by Trine Licht of Licht & Burr on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.

September 2015

  • Dutch rights to The Bear author Claire Cameron’s The Last Neanderthal, which is based on the new science that has evolved in the 35 years since The Clan of the Cave Bear was published, and which follows the last family of Neanderthals through their final year of life until they meet the first homo sapiens, again to Melissa van der Wagt at Cargo/De Bezige Bij, by Marianne Schönbach on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. Rights previously sold to Little, Brown (US) and Doubleday (Canada).
  • US rights to the award-wining novel All True Not a Lie in It by Alix Hawley, an unorthodox portrait of Daniel Boone’s quest for paradise that resulted in the death of his son, have gone in a pre-empt to Dan Halpern at Ecco. The deal was done by Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. All True won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award for the best first novel published in Canada and is longlisted for the Giller Prize.

August 2015

  • US rights to The Bear author Claire Cameron’s The Last Neanderthal, which is based on the new science that has evolved in the thirty-five years since The Clan of the Cave Bear was published, and which follows the last family of Neanderthals through their final year of life, until they meet the first homo sapiens, have gone to Laura Tisdel at Little, Brown, for publication in January 2017. Canadian rights have gone to Penguin Random House Canada President and Publisher Kristin Cochrane for Doubleday Canada, in a two-book deal, for simultaneous publication. Both deals were done by Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.
  • World French rights ex-Canada to Lori Lansens’ fourth novel The Mountain Story have been sold to Beatrice Duval at Denoel in Paris by David Camus at the Anna Jarota Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold to eight. French-Canadian rights have gone once again to Alto.

May 2015

  • French rights to Claire Cameron’s novel The Bear have been sold to Kero by David Camus at Anna Jarota Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold to eight. Rights were previously sold in the US, UK, Canada, the Netherlands, Turkey, Viet Nam, and Brazil. A film option has also been sold.
  • Spanish rights to You Are Here author Colin Ellard’s Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life have gone to Ariel, an imprint of Planeta. The deal was done by Iria Villahermosa of The Foreign Office and brings the number of territories sold to seven, including North America, China, Germany, Korea, Spain, Russia, and Latin America. It will be released in North America by Bellevue Literary Press on September 15
  • World English-language rights to Sandrone Dazieri’s bestselling Italian thriller Kill the Father, which matches two unlikely investigators, one with a highly unusual skill set created by trauma, in a search for a child abductor and murderer who turns out to be playing a far bigger game, to Rick Horgan at Scribner, in partnership with Jo Dickinson at Simon and Schuster U.K. and Nita Pronovost at Simon and Schuster Canada. Representing the author in the deal was Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency on behalf of Laura Grandi at Grandi & Associati. Rights previously sold by Grandi & Associati to: Mondadori in Italy, Piper in Germany, Laffont in France, Alfaguara in Spain and Latin America, Xander in Holland, Patakis in Greece, Hayakawa in Japan, and Ombra in Albania, for a total of 11 territories.
  • Award-winning Monkey Beach author Eden Robinson has sold Canadian rights to her third novel, the first one since Blood Sports in 2006, to Publisher Anne Collins of Knopf Canada. Son of a Trickster follows an aboriginal teenager who leaves his northern reserve to go to school in Vancouver, where strong beliefs that have been tamped down for decades explode, and he embarks on a hero’s quest to determine whether he is indeed the son of Weeg’it the Trickster. The deal was done by Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency.

March 2015

  • Latin American Spanish rights to You Are Here author Colin Ellard’s Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life have gone to Ediciones B Mexico. The deal was done by Iria Villahermosa of The Foreign Office and brings the number of territories sold to six.
  • Czech rights to Alan Bradley’s third book in the bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series, A Red Herring Without Mustard, have gone again to Euromedia, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to 26. The deal was done by Filip Wojciechowski of Graal on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.
  • Italian rights to Alan Bradley’s seventh and latest book in the series, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, have gone again to Sellerio, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to seven. The deal was done by Laura Grandi of Grandi and Associati on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. Sellerio also picked up paperback reprint rights to the first two books in the series, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, which were released in hardcover by Mondadori.
  • Hungarian rights to Alan Bradley’s fourth book in the bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, have gone again to Maxim, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to 17. The deal was done by Orsi Meszaros of Katai & Bolza on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.

February 2015

  • Vietnamese rights to two novels by Claire Cameron, The Bear and The Line Painter, have been sold to Skybook Company of Hanoi by Erica Zhou of Big Apple in Shanghai on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency, bringing the total number of territories sold to seven.

January 2015

  • Hungarian rights to Alan Bradley’s third book in the bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series, A Red Herring Without Mustard, have gone again to Maxim, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to 25. The deal was done by Orsi Meszaros of Katai & Bolza on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.
  • In a pre-emptive offer, US rights to García's Heart author and neurologist Liam Durcan’s second novel, The City in Darkness, about a brain-damaged architect who cannot accept the loss of his career, have gone to Erika Goldman at Bellevue Literary Press, for publication in early 2016.
  • Brazilian Portuguese rights to The Girls’ author Lori Lansens’ The Mountain Story have gone again to Bertrand by Iria Villahermosa of The Foreign Office on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold to seven, including the US, UK, Canada, Norway, Israel, and the Netherlands.

December 2014

  • Japanese rights to Alan Bradley’s sixth book in the bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, have gone again to Tokyo Sogensha, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to eight. The deal was done by Yukiko Kurioka of Japan Uni Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.
  • Russian rights to Alan Bradley’s seventh and latest book in the bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series, As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, have gone again to AST, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to six. The deal was done by Olga Rogozina of The Van Lear Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. The title will be released in English in January 2015.
  • Finnish rights to Alan Bradley’s fourth book in the bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, have gone again to Bazar, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to seventeen. The deal was done by Trine Licht of Licht & Burr on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.

October 2014

  • Dutch rights to Lori Lansens’ The Mountain Story have been sold to The House of Books by Marianne Schönbach  on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold to six. Rights were previously sold in the US, UK, Canada, Norway, and Israel.

September 2014

  • Turkish rights to Claire Cameron’s novel The Bear have been sold to Nefes Yayinevi by Atilla Izgi Turgut of Ackali Copyright Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold to six. Rights were previously sold in the US, UK, Canada, the Netherlands, and Brazil. A film option has also been sold.

July 2014

  • In a pre-emptive offer on exclusive submission, English language rights for the Indian subcontinent (encompassing India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives) to Simon Choa-Johnston’s House of Wives, the epic story of 19th-century opium-dealing between India and China based on the true story of the author’s family, have gone to Ambar Chatterjee at Penguin India, who compared to book to Amitav Ghosh’s The Sea of Poppies. The deal was done by Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency. Canadian rights sold previously to Penguin Canada.
  • UK rights to New York Times bestselling author of The Girls Lori Lansens’ harrowing fourth novel, The Mountain Story, a literary adventure and contemporary family drama reminiscent of John Krakauer’s Into the Wild, about four people lost on a California mountain for five days, to Suzanne Baboneau at Simon and Schuster UK, for simultaneous release with the US and Canada in May 2015. The two-book deal was done by Bill Hamilton at A. M. Heath on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. Rights sold previously to Gallery/Simon and Schuster in the US, Knopf in Canada, Keter in Israel, and Juritzen in Norway.
  • In a pre-emptive offer, Publisher Nicole Winstanley of Penguin Canada has acquired Canadian English rights to The House of Wives by Simon Choa-Johnston, the story of a nineteenth-century Jew from Calcutta who sailed to Hong Kong to participate in the opium trade into China, inspired by the story of the author’s own family. The deal was done by Denise Bukowski of the Bukowski Agency. The manuscript is currently on submission in New York.

June 2014

  • Film rights to The Bear by Claire Cameron, a novel about two children left alone in the bush after their parents are killed by a bear, have been optioned by Australian producer and director John Tatoulis. The deal was done by Sean Daily of Hotchkiss and Associates on behalf of Denise Bukowski at the Bukowski Agency.
  • Colin Ellard’s forthcoming Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life - German rights sold to Regina Kammerer at Btb by Annelie Geissler of Mohrbooks, and mainland Chinese rights in simplified characters to Jiangsu Education Publishing House by Lily Chen of Big Apple Agency. These two deals on behalf of Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency bring the number of territories sold to five, including North America (Bellevue), Korea, and Russia.
  • Romanian rights to Yasuko Thanh’s novel set in French-colonial Vietnam, The Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains, have been sold to Editura RAO by Filip Wojciechowski at Graal on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.

April 2014

  • Canadian rights to The Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains, the first novel by prize-winning short-story writer Yasuko Thanh, inspired by her father’s family history in Viet Nam and the Hanoi Poisoning Plot of 1908, have been pre-empted by Nicole Winstanley, Publisher of Penguin Canada, for the Hamish Hamilton imprint. The deal was done by Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency.

March 2014

  • Finnish rights to the third book in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series, A Red Herring Without Mustard, have been sold again to Bazar by Trine Licht of Licht of Licht & Burr on behalf of Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold for this title to twenty-four.
  • Hebrew rights to Lori Lansens’ The Mountain Story have been pre-empted by Keter Books of Israel. The deal was done by Rena Rossner of The Deborah Harris Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. Rights were previously sold in the US, UK, Canada, and Norway.
  • World Russian rights to experimental psychologist Colin Ellard’s new book, Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life, have been sold to Alpina by Olga Rogozina of The Van Lear Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at the Bukowski Agency, bringing the total number of territories sold to three. Rights sold previously in North America and Korea.
  • Brazilian Portuguese rights to Claire Cameron’s novel The Bear have been sold to Bertrand Brasil, an imprint of Grupo Editorial Record, by Teresa Vilarrubla of The Foreign Office in Barcelona on behalf of Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold to five. Rights were previously sold in the US, UK, Canada, and the Netherlands.
  • World French rights to experimental psychologist 2009 Doubleday popular science book You Are Here: Why We Can Find Our Way to the Moon but Get Lost in the Mall, have been sold to Editions du Seuil by Katharina Loix van Hooff (Born) at the Anna Jarota Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at the Bukowski Agency, bringing the total number of territories sold to seven. Rights sold previously in the US, Canada, Taiwan, Japan, China, and Israel.

February 2014

  • New York Times bestselling author Lori Lansens’ harrowing new novel, The Mountain Story, a literary adventure and contemporary family drama reminiscent of John Krakauer’s Into the Wild, about four people lost on a California mountain for five days to Gallery’s Alison Callahan at Simon and Schuster for release in early 2015 (US). The deal was done by Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. Rights sold previously to Knopf in Canada and Juritzen in Norway.
  • Dutch rights to The Line Painter author Claire Cameron’s The Bear, about two small children lost in the bush after their parents are killed by a bear, to Melissa van der Wagt at Cargo/De Bezige Bij, by Marianne Schönbach on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. Rights previously sold to Little, Brown (US), Harvill Secker (UK), and Doubleday (Canada).

January 2014

  • Swedish rights to the second volume in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series, The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, have gone again to Lind & Co., bringing the number of territories sold for this volume to 29. The deal was done by Trine Licht of Licht & Burr on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.
  • Sam Mendes’ company Neal Street Productions has renewed its option on television rights to the Flavia de Luce series, with a projected broadcast date of 2015 listed on the Internet Movie Database.
  • Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series continues its success with two sales: French rights to the fourth volume, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, go to 10/18, which brings the number of territories sold for this volume to 15. The deal was done by Anna Jarota on behalf of Denise Bukowski. Finnish rights to the second volume in the series, The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, have gone again to Bazar Forlag, bringing the number of territories sold for this volume to 28. The deal was done by Trine Licht of Licht & Burr on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.
  • Hungarian rights to Volume 2 in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce Mystery series, The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, have gone again to Maxim, bringing the total number of territories sold to 27. The deal was done by Orsi Meszaros of Katai & Bolza on behalf of Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency.

December 2013

  • Hebrew-language rights to experimental psychologist Colin Ellard’s 2009 Doubleday title You Are Here: Why we can find our way to the moon but get lost in the mall, have been sold to Probook of Israel by Rena Rossner of the Deborah Harris Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency, bringing the total number of territories sold to six.
  • Polish rights to Books 5-7 in the Flavia de Luce mystery series (Speaking from Among the Bones, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, and an untitled seventh volume) by Alan Bradley have gone again to Wydawnictwo Vesper. The deal was done by Filip Wojciechowski of Graal on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. Ten volumes are under contract in the US, Canada, and Germany, and eight in the UK. Volume six will be released in the US, UK and Canada in January.

November 2013

  • Italian rights to the latest book in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series (Number 6), The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, have gone again to Sellerio, bringing the number of territories sold to six. The deal was done by Laura Grandi of Grandi & Associati on behalf of Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency.
  • Korean rights to You Are Here author Colin Ellard’s Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life, about how our surroundings influence our thoughts, emotions, and behavior, have gone to Gilbut Publishing Company at auction, based on a proposal that has yet to find an English-language publisher. The deal was done by Duran Kim of Duran Kim Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at the Bukowski Agency.
  • Italian rights to Frances Greenslade’s novel Shelter have gone to Keller Editore, bringing the total number of territories sold to six. The deal was done by Agnese Fabbri of Grandi & Associati on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.
  • Dutch rights to Book 5 in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series, Speaking from Among the Bones, have gone again to Luitingh-Sijthoff, bringing the number of territories sold to eleven. The deal was done by Marianne Schönbach on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.

October 2013

  • Russian rights to the sixth and latest book in the Flavia de Luce mystery series, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, have gone again to AST, for release in 2014. The deal was done by Olga Rogozina of the Van Lear Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski of the Bukowski Agency. Rights were previously sold in the US, UK, and Canada, where it will be released in January 2014, and in Germany. AST also renewed the license for the first book in the series, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.
  • Mainland Chinese rights in simplified characters for China Dog and Other Tales from a Chinese Laundry by Judy Fong Bates have gone to Jinan University Press. The deal was done by Vincent Lin of Big Apple Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency. Nankai University Press of Tianjin has just released her novel, Midnight at the Dragon Café, in China, where she is currently touring to promote the book. Both books were released in Canada by McClelland & Stewart and in the USA by Counterpoint Press.
  • Mongolian rights to the illustrated inspirational book How to Be Alone by Tanya Davis and Andrea Dorfman (HarperCollins USA), based on the viral YouTube video of the same name, have gone to Dorjbat Lundaa of Nepko Publishing of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The deal was done by Luc Kwanten of Big Apple Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski of the Bukowski Agency.

September 2013

  • Canadian rights to Lori Lansens’ fourth novel (after Rush Home Road, The Girls, and The Wife’s Tale) The Mountain Story, about four people whose lives are radically transformed after getting lost high on a mountain above Palm Springs, have been sold again to Publisher Anne Collins of Knopf Canada by Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency.
  • On the basis of the Prologue alone, Arve Juritzen of Juritzen Forlag has bought Norwegian rights to The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens from Trine Licht of Licht & Burr, on behalf of Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency.

August 2013

  • Japanese rights to Speaking from Among the Bones, the fifth book in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series, have been sold again to Tokyo Sogensha by Cecelia Akiko Kashiwamura of Japan Uni Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency, bringing the total number of territories sold to ten.

July 2013

  • Canadian English-language rights to debut novelist Alix Hawley’s All True Not a Lie in It, the story of Daniel Boone’s captivity by the Shawnee in his own words, similar to Peter Carey’s Kelly Gang and Hilary Mantel’s Cromwell, to publisher Anne Collins at Knopf Canada for publication in their New Face of Fiction program in spring 2015, by Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.

March 2013

  • Mainland Chinese rights to the first five books in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series – The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, A Red Herring Without Mustard, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, and Speaking from Among the Bones – have been sold to Harbin Publishing House by Maggie Han at Big Apple Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.

Feburary 2013

  • Russian rights to the fifth novel in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series, New York Times bestseller Speaking from Among the Bones, have been sold again to AST by Olga Rogozina of the Van Lear Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency, bringing the total number of territories sold to seven.

January 2013

  • Hungarian rights to the first book in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, have been sold to Maxim by Reka Bartha at Katai and Bolza on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold to thirty-six.
  • Canadian English-language rights to Kill the Messengers: Stephen Harper’s Assault on Your Right to Know by The Fog of War author and censorship, propaganda, and information-control expert Mark Bourrie, about how the federal government operates in secret and undermines the democratic process, eliminating public servants and processes that fail to toe the party line, have been sold to Janice Zawerbny at Thomas Allen Publishers by Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency, for publication in fall 2014, in advance of the next federal election.
  • Turkish rights to Paul Glennon’s Bookweird, the first novel in a trilogy about a boy who gets mixed up in the plots of the novels he reads, have been sold to Hayat by Bengu Ayfer of Akcali Copyright Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold to four, including Canada, Poland, and Israel.

December 2012

  • North American rights to How To Be Alone by Tanya Davis and Andrea Dorfman, based on their video that has garnered over 5 million hits on YouTube, have been sold to Maya Ziv at HarperCollins for publication in fall 2013 by Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.

  • Polish rights to book five in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series, Speaking from Among the Bones, have gone again to Vesper, bringing the number of territories sold to seven. The deal was done by Filip Wojciechowski of Graal on behalf of The Bukowski Agency. The book will be released in the English language in January.

November 2012

  • Turkish rights to Frances Greenslade’s novel Shelter, about two sisters looking for their lost mother, have been sold to Aspendos Yayinlari by Atilla Izgi Turgut at Akcali Copyright Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold to six.

September 2012

  • Serbian rights to The Golden Mean author Annabel Lyon’s second novel sent in ancient Greece, The Sweet Girl, have gone again to Alnari, bringing the number of territories sold to seven. The deal was done by Filip Wojciechowski of Graal on behalf of The Bukowski Agency
  • Polish rights to Stephen Miller’s novel of psychological suspense about bioterrorism, The Messenger, have been sold to Muza by Filip Wojciechowski of Graal on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold to seven.

July 2012

  • German paperback rights to Shelter by Frances Greenslade, about two young women in search of their missing mother, have been sold in a six-way auction by Mare Verlag to Suhrkamp. Marebuch published their hardcover edition this month. The book is now out in the US, UK, and Canada as well, and will be released in Holland in September.
  • French-language rights in Canada to The Golden Mean author Annabel Lyon’s second novel The Sweet Girl, about the life of Aristotle’s daughter and her struggle for survival after his death, to Editions Alto by Sandrine Bilan at Anna Jarota Agency on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing total number of territories sold to six.
  • Greek rights to Annabel Lyon’s novel about the relationship between Aristotle and Alexander the Great, The Golden Mean, have been sold to Metaihmio Publishing S.A. by Nelly Moukakou of JLM Literary Agency on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold to nineteen.
  • Mainland Chinese rights in simplified characters for The Messenger, Stephen Miller’s forthcoming thriller about a new form of terrorism stalking America, have been sold to Yilin Press, for release in both book and serial magazine form, by Claire Feng at Big Apple Agency on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold to six.

June 2012

  • Finnish rights to Alan Bradley’s first novel in his bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie have been sold to Bazar Publishers by Trine Licht of Licht & Burr on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold to 36.
  • Indian English-language rights to Dahanu Road author Anosh Irani’s first novel, The Cripple and His Talismans, first released in 2004, have been sold again to V. K. Karthika at HarperCollins India by Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the total number of territories sold to five.
  • Swedish rights to Alan Bradley’s first novel in his bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie have been sold to Lind & Co by Trine Licht of Licht & Burr on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold to 35.
  • Finnish rights to Lori Lansens’ novel about the friendship between an old woman and a little girl who are contemporary descendants of the Underground Railroad in Canada, Rush Home Road (2002) have been sold to Bazar Forlag by Tracy Williams at Little, Brown, bringing the number of territories sold for this title to thirteen.

May 2012

  • Brazilian rights to volumes 4 and 5 in Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie author Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows and Speaking from Among the Bones, have been sold again to Saraiva by Joao-Paulo Riff of Riff Agency on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the total number of territories sold for these two volumes to 12.
  • Turkish rights to The Golden Mean author Annabel Lyon’s The Sweet Girl have been sold again to Pegasus Yayinlari by Atilla Izgi Turgut of Akcali Copyright Agency. Rights previously sold in the US, UK, Canada and France.
  • Italian rights to volumes 3 and 4 of Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series, previously with Mondadori, have gone to Sellerio via Alessandria Mele of Grandi & Associati. Sellerio will also reprint volumes 1 and 2 when rights become free, and plans to continue with the series.
  • Swedish rights to The Locavore’s Dilemma: In Praise of the 10,000-Mile Diet by Pierre Desrochers and Hiroko Shimizu to Timbro by Philip Sane of the Lennart Sane Agency for Isabelle Bleecker at the Perseus Books Group
  • Publisher Trena White of Douglas & McIntyre has picked up Canadian rights to actor and writer Darrell Dennis’ satirical myth-busting book about North American Indians, Peace Pipe Dreams. Dennis, ooriginally from the Shuswap First Nation in B.C., is know most recently for his CBC Radio show “ReVision Quest.” See www.cbc.ca/revisionquest.
  • Variety has announced that American Beauty and Revolutionary Road director Sam Mendes’ Neal Street Productions has optioned television rights to the New York Times bestselling Flavia de Luce mysteries by Alan Bradley (The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag, A Red Herring Without Mustard, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows). The deal was done by Jody Hotchkiss on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. Bradley is published in the US by Delacorte, in the UK by Orion, and in Canada by Doubleday, as well as in 32 other countries. Four books in the series have been published; ten are under contract. Mendes’ most recent success is the BBC-TV series “Call the Midwife.”

April 2012

  • UK rights to The Golden Mean author Annabel Lyon’s The Sweet Girl, about the coming of age of Aristotle’s daughter, who faced an arranged marriage and a struggle to survive after his death, again to Ravi Mirchandani at Atlantic Books via Bill Hamilton at A.M. Heath. And French rights again to Alice Deon at Editions la Table Ronde via Anna Jarota. Rights previously sold to Random House Canada for publication in fall 2012 and to Knopf in the USA.
  • U.K. and Commonwealth rights to Claire Cameron’s The Bear, about two children alone in the wilderness after their parents are attacked by a bear, have gone to Publishing Director Elizabeth Foley at Harvill Secker at Random House UK via Bill Hamilton at A.M. Heath on behalf of The Bukowski Agency. US rights previously to Reagan Arthur Books at Little, Brown and Canadian rights to Doubleday Canada.
  • US rights to The Golden Mean author Annabel Lyon’s The Sweet Girl, about the coming of age of Aristotle’s daughter and her dramatic life in the face of an arranged marriage after his death, again to Diana Coglianese at Knopf for publication in 2013. Canadian rights previously sold to Random House Canada, who will publish in fall 2012.
  • US rights to Claire Cameron’s The Bear, about two small children left to fend for themselves in the wilderness after their parents are attacked by a bear, to Sarah Murphy at Reagan Arthur Books/ Little, Brown for publication in 2013. Canadian rights also went to Kristin Cochrane at Doubleday Canada.
  • French rights to Ryad Assani-Razaki’s award-winning La Main d’Iman, about an African teenager who stows away on a ship to Europe, to Sylvie Mouchès at Editions Liana Levi, by Anna Jarota on behalf of The Bukowski Agency. French-Canadian rights previously to Martin Balthazar at l’Hexagone/ VLB Editeur.

March 2012

  • Czech language rights to volume two of Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series, The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, have gone again to Euromedia Group via Agnieszka Zielinska at Graal on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the total number of territories sold for this title to twenty-seven.

February 2012

  • German rights to New York Times bestselling Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie author Alan Bradley’s further adventures of the intrepid Flavia de Luce, volumes 7-10, have gone again in a significant deal to Urban Hofstetter at Blanvalet via Annelie Geissler of MOHRBOOKS on behalf of The Bukowski Agency. Rights sold previously to Delacorte in the USA and Doubleday in Canada.
  • Czech rights to Eden Robinson’s award-winning 2000 aboriginal coming-of-age novel Monkey Beach have been sold to Havran by Agnieszka Zielińska at Graal on behalf of The Bukowski Agency.
  • Audio rights to Alan Bradley’s precocious kid sleuth Flavia de Luce’s adventures at Buckshaw mansion in 1950s England, volumes 7-10, have been sold again to Laura Duane at Random House Audio by Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. Volume rights previously to Delacorte and Doubleday Canada (North America).
  • Albanian rights to Alan Bradley’s A Red Herring Without Mustard, the third volume in the bestselling Flavia de Luce mystery series, have gone again to Morava via Agnieszka Zielinska of Graal on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold to twenty-five.

January 2012

  • Random House USA has announced that New York Times bestselling author Alan Bradley (Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie) returns with four more adventures of the intrepid Flavia de Luce (volumes 7-10), following the sixth book in the internationally bestselling series, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches, which Delacorte will publish in 2014. Kristin Cochrane, Publisher of Doubleday Canada, has also picked up Canadian rights again.
  • Canadian rights to No Man in the House author Cecil Foster’s first novel in ten years, Independence, about the sudden and baffling estrangement of two teenagers who are abandoned by their mothers and coming of age in Barbados just as the country achieves its independence, to Iris Tupholme at HarperCollins Canada, in a pre-empt.

December 2011

  • Bulgarian rights to Alan Bradley’s third and fourth books in the Flavia de Luce mystery series, A Red Herring Without Mustard and I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, have gone again to AMG via Agnieszka Zielinska of Graal; and Korean rights to I Am Half-Sick of Shadows have gone again to Munhakdongne via Joe Moon of Duran Kim Agency, all on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold for I Am Half-Sick of Shadows to 11, and for A Red Herring Without Mustard to 23.

November 2011

  • Hebrew rights for A Red Herring Without Mustard, volume three in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series, have gone again to Matar, via Ilana Kurshan of the Deborah Harris Agency on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the total number of territories sold for this novel to 22.

October 2011

  • On the eve of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Russian rights to the fourth installment of Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, have today gone again to AST Publishers via Julia Goumen of Goumen & Smirnova on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold for this title to nine. The book will be released in the US, UK, and Canada in November. AST will also release an omnibus edition of the series.

September 2011

  • Norwegian rights to the third novel in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series, A Red Herring Without Mustard (Delacorte), again to Forlaget Press via Trine Licht of Licht & Burr on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold for this title to twenty.
  • Romanian rights to the fourth novel in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series, I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Delacorte), again to Editura Trei via Agnieszka Zielinska of Graal on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold for this title to eight. Rights previously sold in the US, UK, Canada, Japan, Poland, Netherlands, and Germany. English-language editions will be released in November 2011.
  • Serbian rights to Stephen Miller’s The Messenger, a thriller about a bioterrorist and the scientist who tries to stop her, have been sold to Beoknjiga (www.beoknjiga.rs) by Agnieszka Zielinska of Graal on behalf of The Bukowski Agency. Rights previously sold to Bantam ( for Summer 2012 publication), Spain, Israel, and Denmark.

August 2011

  • Turkish rights to Leo McKay Jr.’s debut novel Twenty Six (Canada: McClelland & Stewart, 2003), based on the true story of a Nova Scotia coal-mining disaster that killed 26 men, have been sold to Pegasus Yayinlari (www.pegasusyayinlari.com) by Atilla Izgi Turgut of Akcali Copyright Agency on behalf of The Bukowski Agency.
  • Turkish rights to Kerri Sakamoto’s second novel (after the award-winning The Electrical Field) One Hundred Million Hearts (Knopf Canada, 2003; Harcourt USA, 2004), about a young woman who goes to Japan to meet her long-lost sister and discover the truth about her father’s wartime experiences there, have been sold to Pegasus Yayinlari (www.pegasusyayinlari.com) by Atilla Izgi Turgut of Akcali Copyright Agency on behalf of The Bukowski Agency. Rights also sold in Holland and French Canada.

July 2011

  • Italian rights to Anita Rau Badami’s psychological thriller Tell It to the Trees, about a mysterious death in an Indian family in a small Northern town, to Grazia Rusticali at Edizioni Piemme by Alessandra Mele of Grandi & Associati on behalf of The Bukowski Agency. Rights previously sold: Canada (Knopf, Fall 2011 pub)
  • Danish rights to Stephen Miller's The Messenger, about a young terrorist’s odyssey across America and the man whose mission it is to stop her, to Forlaget Punktum by Trine Licht of Licht & Burr on behalf of The Bukowski Agency. Rights previously sold: North America (Bantam/Delacorte, summer 2012 pub), Spain, Israeli and Audio.

June 2011

  • Bulgarian rights to the first book in The Mesopotamian Trilogy, the antiquities thriller The Witch of Babylon by D.J. McIntosh, have been sold to Infodar Eood by Agnieszka Zielinska of Graal on behalf of the Bukowski Agency; and Hungarian rights to IPC Konyvek Kft. by Peter Bolza of Katai & Bolza, to bringing the number of territories sold to sixteen.
  • The Mysteries author Robert McGill has sold Canadian rights to his second novel, Once We Had a Country, about two women who accompanied Vietnam-era American draft dodgers to a rural commune in Canada, to Anne Collins, Publisher of Random House Canada, for publication in early 2013. The deal was done by Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency on behalf of Euan Thorneycroft at A.M. Heath.
  • Italian rights to Ryan Knighton’s Cockeyed, a memoir about growing up and going blind, have gone to Edizioni San Paolo via Alessandra Mele of Grandi & Associati on behalf of The Bukowski Agency. Rights previously sold in the US, UK, Germany, China, Taiwan, and Poland, in addition to film rights.

May 2011

  • Mainland Chinese rights to Wayson Choy’s classic debut novel of the Chinese experience in North America during the Depression and World War II, The Jade Peony, first published in 1995 and never out of print, have gone to Nankai University Press of Tianjin via Lily Chen of The Big Apple Agency on behalf of The Bukowski Agency.
  • Mainland Chinese rights to Judy Fong Bates’ debut Midnight at the Dragon Café, first published in the USA and Canada in 2004, about a Chinese immigrant girl who discovers that her mother is having an affair with the girl’s half-brother, have gone to Nankai University Press of Tianjin via Lily Chen of The Big Apple Agency on behalf of The Bukowski Agency.

April 2011

  • World English-language rights to Canadian Whisky: The Portable Expert by connoisseur Davin de Kergommeaux have been sold to Philip Rappaport at McClelland and Stewart, for publication in spring 2012, by Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. See the author’s site at www.canadianwhisky.org.
  • U.S. rights to Frances Greenslade’s debut novel Shelter, about two girls’ search for their missing mother, have been sold to Millicent Bennett at Free Press by Denise Bukowski of The Bukowski Agency, for release in summer 2012. Rights previously pre-empted in Germany, Holland, and the U.K. Knopf Random House Canada will publish in September 2011.
  • From Publishers' Lunch on the London Book Fair and rights fairs in general
    • “Assessing the dealmaking is random, particularly as these rights fairs are more about cementing relationships and presenting lists than closing big sales. Deal reporting has been robust for the six weeks leading up to the show--March deals at Publishers Marketplace were up 25 percent over the prior year, with more than 1,000 reports in the month, and April-so-far is up about 20 percent. That's a significant jump over January and February as well (helped by the Bologna Book Fair, too) and qualifies as among our busiest deal months ever, though we'd have to check the record books to be sure. But that means most big deals were set up in at least some territories prior to LBF and the at-the-show deal news has been decidedly modest.”
    • That long-standing state of affairs is reflected most recently by our current LBF Hot Title (a new book not presented before), Frances’ Greenslade’s forthcoming first novel Shelter (Knopf Canada fall 2011), which was pre-empted in three countries just before the fair: Germany, Holland and the UK, and closes in the USA April 14, after the fair.
    • Our other two new books featured at the fair, Stephen Miller’s thriller The Messenger (Bantam USA, Fall 2012 or Spring 2013) and Anita Badami’s Tell It to the Trees (Knopf Canada, September 2011) were presented (pitched) but not sold because we don’t yet have final manuscripts. Publishers made their interest known for future reference. For The Messenger, US, Israeli, Spanish, and Audio rights were sold based on the first draft of the manuscript; others decided to wait because the changes to the plot were going to be substantial.
  • German rights to Frances Greenslade’s debut novel Shelter, about two girls’ search for their missing mother, have gone to Katja Scholtz at Mare Verlag, in a pre-empt, via Annelie Geissler of Mohrbooks on behalf of The Bukowski Agency. Rights previously sold in Canada, Holland, and the UK. Closing in the USA April 14.

March 2011

  • Canadian English-language paperback rights to Sunray: The Death and Life of Captain Nichola Goddard by Valerie Fortney, published in hardcover in September 2010 by Key Porter Books, have been sold to Kim McArthur at McArthur & Company, for publication in fall 2011.

  • Albanian rights to the second novel in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mystery series, The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, again to Morava via Agnieszka Zielinska of Graal on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold for this title to 24.

  • Japanese rights to the first book in D.J. McIntosh’s Mesopotamian Trilogy, The Witch of Babylon, to Engine Room Co. Ltd. via Cecilia Akiko Kashiwamura of Japan Uni on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the total number of territories sold to 15.

  • French-Canadian rights to Trillium Award-winner Ryad Assani-Razaki’s debut novel Iman, about an African teenager who stows away on a ship to Europe, again to Martin Balthazar of VLB Editeur, via Anna Jarota on behalf of The Bukowski Agency.

  • Dutch rights to Frances Greenslade’s debut novel Shelter have gone to Jacqueline Smit at Orlando, in a pre-empt, via Marianne Schönbach on behalf of the Bukowski Agency. Previously sold to Knopf Random House Canada and Virago U.K.

  • UK rights to Frances Greenslade’s debut novel Shelter, about two women’s search for their missing mother, have gone to Lennie Goodings at Virago, in a pre-empt, 24 hours after submission, via Bill Hamilton of A.M. Heath on behalf of The Bukowski Agency. Previously sold to Knopf Random House Canada for release in Canada in September 2011.

February 2011

  • Bulgarian rights to Alan Bradley’s first two novel in the Flavia de Luce mystery series, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag, have been sold to AMG Books by Agnieszka Zielinska of Graal Ltd. on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold for the first volume to 34.

  • Croatian rights to D. J. McIntosh’s antiquities thriller, The Witch of Babylon, have been sold to Znanje d.o.o. of Zagreb by Agnieszka Zielinska of Graal Ltd. on behalf of The Bukowski Agency Ltd. Rights have now been sold in 14 territories including Canada, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Bulgaria, Russia, Poland, Taiwan, Turkey, and the Czech Republic.
  • Romanian rights to the first book in The Mesopotamian Trilogy, the antiquities thriller The Witch of Babylon by D.J. McIntosh, have been sold to Rao Books by Agnieszka Zielinska of Graal on behalf of the Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold to 13.

January 2011

  • Japanese rights to A Red Herring Without Mustard and Seeds of Antiquity (books #3 & #4 in the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley) have gone again to Tokyo Sogensha via Miko Yamanouchi of Japan UNI Agency on behalf of The Bukowski Agency Ltd.
  • Czech rights to D. J. McIntosh’s antiquities thriller, The Witch of Babylon, have been sold to Michal Rybka Publishers by Agnieszka Zielinska of Graal Ltd. on behalf of The Bukowski Agency Ltd. Rights have now been sold in 13 territories including Canada, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Bulgaria, Russia, Poland, Taiwan, and Turkey.
  • World Spanish rights to D.J. McIntosh’s antiquities thriller The Witch of Babylon have been sold to Atico de los Libros by Natalia Berenguer Gamell of The Sandra Bruna Agency on behalf of The Bukowski Agency.

December 2010

  • Italian rights to Annabel Lyon’s The Golden Mean to Aliberti Editori, Polish rights to D.J. McIntosh’s upcoming The Witch of Babylon to Bellona S.A., and Lithuanian rights to the second and third books in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series – The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag and the upcoming A Red Herring Without Mustard – to Leidykla VAGA.
  • Chinese language (Complex Chinese character) rights for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao (ex Mainland China) have gone again to Azoth Books for the third title in Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce series, A Red Herring Without Mustard (publishing in February 2011), via Gray Tan of The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of The Bukowski Agency Ltd. This latest sale brings the total number of territories sold for this title to 17.
  • French Canadian rights to The Golden Mean, Annabel Lyon’s novel about Aristotle and Alexander the Great, have gone to Editions Alto via Anna Jarota of the Anna Jarota Agency on behalf of The Bukowski Agency Ltd.
  • Croatian rights to the third book in the Alan Bradley Flavia de Luce mystery series, A Red Herring Without Mustard (publishing in February 2011), have gone again to Naklada Ljevak via Peter Bolza of Katai & Bolza Literary Agents on behalf of The Bukowski Agency Ltd. Also, Dutch rights to A Red Herring Without Mustard and Seeds of Antiquity (book #4 in the Flavia de Luce series) have also been sold again to Sijthoff via Marianne Schonbach of Marianne Schonbach Literary Agency on behalf of The Bukowski Agency Ltd. These two sales bring the total number of territories sold for A Red Herring Without Mustard to 16.
  • Romanian rights to the second and third books in the Flavia de Luce mystery series, The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag and A Red Herring Without Mustard (publishing in February 2011), have gone again to Editura Trei via Lukasz Wrobel of Graal on behalf of The Bukowski Agency, bringing the number of territories sold for Weed to 21 and for Herring to 13.

November 2010

  • World Spanish-language rights to Stephen Miller’s The Messenger, about a bioterrorist who infects America and the scientist who tries to stop her, to Editorial Viceversa by Natalia Berenguer of the Sandra Bruna Agency on behalf of The Bukowski Agency.
  • Czech-language rights to The Golden Mean, Annabel Lyon’s novel of Aristotle’s encounter with the young Alexander the Great, to Albatros Media a.s. via Lukasz Wrobel of Graal on behalf of The Bukowski Agency.
  • Memoirist Frances Greenslade’s first novel Shelter, about two sisters’ search for the truth about their mother, who disappeared when they were young, has been sold at auction to Louise Dennys at Knopf Random Canada, for publication in fall 2011 as part of their New Face of Fiction program. British Columbia academic Greenslade previously published two memoirs with Penguin Canada, A Pilgrim in Ireland and The Secret Ladder.
  • Mainland Chinese rights to all three books in D.J. McIntosh’s Mesopotamian Trilogy of antiquities thrillers, starting with The Witch of Babylon, to Beijing Xiron Media by Gray Tan of The Grayhawk Agency on behalf of The Bukowski Agency. Rights previously sold in 8 territories, including Canada, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Bulgaria, Russia, Slovakia and Turkey.

 

 

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