New deal for Hyeonseo Lee’s memoir to Helios Kirjastus in Estonia – making that language number 17… and counting.
Back to Hong Kong for meetings and to check on our authors there, including David Gething, winner of the World Marathon Challenge, whose memoir of the race and his transformation from chain-smoking, heavy drinking couch potato to top-flight ultra-athlete: Relentless – 7 Marathons, 7 Continents, 7 Days will be published in October by award-winning Rowman & Littlefield.
And then up and back to Beijing Bookworm International Literary Festival tenth anniversary, featuring three ALA authors: Bidisha, Han Yujoo and Hyeonseo Lee and… ALA founder Kelly Falconer, moderating a panel on translation.
Hyeonseo Lee’s interview with AFP – criticising the Chinese government – goes viral, prompting us to spirit her out of the country sooner than planned, just in case and better safe than sorry.
Davos keynote speaker Sandra Navidi’s The Titans: Super-Hubs and the Financial Networks that Rule the World goes into reprint three times three weeks after publication in Germany by FinanzBuch Verlag, and makes bestseller list. WEL rights sold soon after to Nicholas Brealey / Hachette, for publication in January 2017. The most fantastic quotes and endorsements rolling in as well as many requests for speaking engagements.
Colin Falconer’s East India sells to Kalpazanov in Bulgaria, where he is known as Kolin Falkoner.