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DreamWorks Snaps Up Dennis Lehane’s Next Novel

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015


DreamWorks Pictures has emerged the victor in a heated bidding war for the film rights to Dennis Lehane‘s forthcoming SINCE WE FELL. 

More info after the jump!



Doug Magee Joins Some Clubs

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Darkness All Around by Doug MageeBook club members will have a treat coming for them in the mail this fall! We’re pleased to tell you that DARKNESS ALL AROUND, a new novel by Doug Magee, will be a featured alternate selection in the Mystery Guild and an alternate in the Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, Doubleday Large Print Book Club, Rhapsody, and BOMC2!


Friday Night Rights — And Delights!

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Hello, literature fans. It’s been a long time since we’ve done a Friday Night Rights post, so we have a doozie for you!

Thanks to the hard work of ARLA’s international teammates, our bookshelf will soon be looking like the Olympic Village — and so will yours! To celebrate all of these great foreign deals, we’re giving away some of our favorite international editions, as well as advance reader’s editions of selected titles. Scroll down to the end of the post to see how you can get your hands on them!



Friday Night Rights

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

It’s been an exciting week here at ARLA! Not only did we make it to the London Book Fair unscathed by volcanic ash, we also signed Dennis Lehane with a new UK publishing team!

There were several worthy competitors, but ultimately David Shelley of Little, Brown was the victor. He scored a two-book deal for Moonlight Mile, Lehane’s final Patrick and Angie novel, and the as yet untitled sequel to The Given Day.

We’d like to thank Sarah Nundy of Andrew Nurnberg Associates for running point on this one!

Catch the full postgame report from the Bookseller.

Friday Night Rights

Friday, March 12th, 2010

ARLA’s teammates have been on a hot streak these past two weeks!

First up at the plate, Atilla Turgut of the Akcali Copyright agency sold DOROTHY OF MANHATTAN, Adam Fawer’s latest novel, to April Publishing in Turkey.

La Nouvelle Agence’s Michele Kanonidis sold MOONLIGHT MILE, Dennis Lehane’s forthcoming Patrick and Angie mystery (the sixth and final one), to Lehane’s longtime French publisher, Editions Rivages, while Naomi Colvin of Andrew Nurnberg Associates sold it to The House of Books, Lehane’s devoted Dutch publisher.

German publishers Schreiber & Lesser stepped up to the plate with offers for publication in graphic form of both SHUTTER ISLAND and “Until Gwen,” the short story by Dennis Lehane that begins, “Your father picks you up from prison in a stolen Dodge Neon with an eight ball in the glove compartment and a hooker named Mandy in the backseat,” one of our favorite openings ever. Michele Kanonidis of La Nouvelle Agence and Sabine Pfannensteil-Wright of Andrew Nurnberg Associates fielded the offers and brought them home.

Cappelen Damm in Norway renewed rights to MYSTIC RIVER and SHUTTER ISLAND, thanks to Ulf Toregard of the Sane Toregard Agency.

Romanian, Slovenian, and Portuguese readers will get to know THE POACHER’S SON thanks to Reader’s Digest. Paul Doiron’s publisher, St. Martin’s Press, handled those deals.

Putnam’s Lance Fitzgerald made a deal with Piemme for Italian publication of NOWHERE TO RUN, and our co-agent Sarah Nundy completed the two-book deal with a contract for BLUE HEAVEN.

Good work, team! We’d pour a bucket of Gatorade on all of you if we could!


Friday Night Rights

Friday, February 26th, 2010

ARLA’s agents across the universe have been working around the clock to spread the word of great books in more languages than we can count — even Canadian! Here’s what they’ve done in 2010 alone:

C.J. Box’s Edgar Award-winning standalone, BLUE HEAVEN, has been sold by Aleksandra Matuszak of ANAW in Poland to Wydawnictwo Albatros Andrzej Kurylowicz, while Miko Yamanouchi of Japan Uni sold THREE WEEKS TO SAY GOODBYE (his second standalone) to Hayakawa in Japan. Ulf Toregard of the Sane Toregard agency sold both of those books to Klim in Denmark, along with Chuck’s forthcoming standalone, BACK OF BEYOND (St. Martin’s Press 2011).

Dennis Lehane’s SHUTTER ISLAND (cf. the #1 box office hit!) has new deals all over the place! Ulf Toregard sold it to Lindhardt & Ringhof in Denmark, while Atilla Turgut of the Akcali Copyright Agency sold it to Artemis Yayinlari in Turkey, Ludmilla Sushkova of Andrew Nurnberg Associates Moscow sold it to Atticus in Russia, and Kristine Supe of Andrew Nurnberg’s Baltic office sold it to Carobna Knjiga in Serbia. Daniela Petracco of Andrew Nurnberg Associates sold it to Edizioni BD in Italy, while Michele Kanonidis of La Nouvelle Agence sold the graphic novel to Compupress in Greece (don’t mention the Euro!).

Laura Whitcomb’s award-winning novel A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT will be published in Turkey by Bilge Kultur Sanat thanks to Atilla Turgut. Shari Smiley of Creative Artists Agency also optioned film rights to producer Kristin Hahn.

Brazilians and Germans will NEVER WAVE GOODBYE again after reading the forthcoming novel by Doug Magee, thanks to Sextante and Aufbau, respectively. Daniela Petracco and fellow Nurnberger Sabine Pfannensteil-Wright oversaw those deals. Touchstone, a division of Simon and Schuster, will publish in the U.S. this June.

ARLA’s own Penn Whaling has sold May-lee Chai’s DRAGON CHICA to Gemma Media, a Boston publishing house, and her client Doug Harris’s YOU COMMA IDIOT (aka BEST TITLE EVER) will be published by Goose Lane Editions in Canada.



Doug Magee Hits The Clubs

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

If you’re a member of, well, any of the book clubs, you have quite a treat coming for you in the mail this summer!

NEVER WAVE GOODBYE, Doug Magee’s gripping debut novel, will be a Featured Alternate in the Mystery Guild, Literary Guild, Book-of-the-Month Club, Doubleday Book Club, Doubleday Large Print Book Club, and BOMC2. For all of you romance fans out there, don’t worry — it will also be a selection in Rhapsody!

The Poacher’s Son Goes Clubbing

Friday, January 15th, 2010

We’re pleased to tell you that THE POACHER’S SON will be an Editor’s Pick and Alternate Selection of the Mystery Guild Book Club and an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild Book Club!

If you’re not a member of either club, don’t fret! It will also be available on BOMC2, the Book-of-the-Month Club’s online-only membership club, and if you’re a member of any of the numerous other clubs affiliated with the BOMC, you will be able to purchase it on the website of your club. And, of course, you can always pick up a copy at your local independent bookstore!

Where On Earth Finds A Home

Monday, December 15th, 2008

We’re pleased to report that North American rights to WHERE ON EARTH, a debut thriller by Doug Magee, recently sold to Touchstone.

Get full scoop from Publishers Weekly here!

The Given Day Is The Given Book Of The Given Month

Friday, May 16th, 2008

The Book-of-the-Month Club has selected Dennis Lehane’s forthcoming novel THE GIVEN DAY as a main selection in October.

The book will also be Featured Alternate Selection of History Book Club, The Literary Guild, Mystery Guild, Doubleday Book Club, and InsightOut Book Club.