Friday Night Rights

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!


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