MSt alumna Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s first adult novel to be published by Picador

After a “hotly contested” auction, MSt alumna Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s first adult novel is to be published by Picador.

From The Bookseller:

Award-winning children’s author Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s first foray into adult fiction has gone to Picador for a significant six-figure sum after a “hotly contested” 13-publisher auction.

Picador senior commissioning editor Sophie Jonathan bought UK and Commonwealth rights (including audio) to Vardø, and another novel, from Hellie Ogden at Janklow & Nesbit. There has been a pre-empt in Spain, with auctions ongoing in Germany, France and Italy and “major interest in the US”.”

Read the full article on The Bookseller website