Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Congratulations, Eliza!

This was posted on TheBookseller.com today:

Pan Macmillan has acquired the rights to a further two novels by Eliza Graham. Will Atkins, founding editor of Macmillan New Writing, bought world rights from Graham herself for "a good five figure advance".

Her new novel is provisionally called Jubilee, and will be published in Pan paperback in May 2010. The title is about the disappearance of a child and takes place in England, with the period spanning from the Queen's Coronation to her Golden Jubilee.

The second book is as yet untitled, but has been scheduled for publication in October 011.

Graham's first novel, Playing with the Moon, was also published by MNW, a year after the imprint launched in 2006 with the aim of discovering top new novelists writing across all genres.

Her second novel, Restitution, is released in Pan paperback in May this year.

12 comments:

Eliza Graham said...

Thank you, Doug! Yes, it's exciting and rather scary. I really do have to write these books now!

Matt Curran said...

Huge congrats, Eliza - I can see why it might be both exciting and scary. From this point on I guess the writing is less a hobby now that pays, more of a serious going concern?

Hope number three is going well!

Aliya Whiteley said...

Congrats Eliza! Top banana.

suroopa said...

Congratulations! Eliza's 'Playing with the Moon' is one of the MNW pile I picked up when I was in London. Now that I am a free bird I will settle down to read them one by one. I have begun with 'Light Reading' - quite scintilating!

Brian McGilloway said...

Many congratulations Eliza. Forget the scary and enjoy the exciting!
Very best wishes
Brian

Tim Stretton said...

If the new books are as good as the first two we're in for a treat!

Faye L. Booth said...

Congratulations Eliza! That's wonderful news.

"Will Atkins, founding editor of Macmillan New Writing..."
I bet Mike Barnard's a bit surprised by that, though.

"a good five figure advance".
Hell's bells. Congratulations again!

Frances said...

This is fantastic news for us all - very well done, Eliza! I think the 'Ryanair of publishing' label has finally been laid to rest!

Alis said...

Fabulous! Thrilled for you and very well deserved! Hope Jubilee is going well?

David Isaak said...

You rock, Ellie!

(But, then, we knew that already.)

Len Tyler said...

Many congratulations. Here's to continuing success in this country and elsewhere.

Eliza Graham said...

Thank you all for the kind comments--you're exactly right, Matt, this does seem really serious now and I have had to tackle my writing in a slightly more structured way. One which still allows plenty of tea and chocolate biscuit breaks, though!