Picador have acquired a powerful and haunting new novel by Emma Donoghue, the bestselling author of The Pull of the Stars and Room. The deal was struck for UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) with Caroline Davidson at Caroline Davidson Literary Agency. Picador will publish Haven in August 2022, simultaneously with Little, Brown in the US and HarperCollins in Canada.
In a time of plague and terror, three men vow to leave the world behind them. They set sail in a small boat, in search of a lonely rock in the ocean. What they find is the extraordinary island now known as Skellig Michael. Emma Donoghue’s deeply-researched novel has her trademark psychological intensity, but this story is like nothing she has ever written before.
Ravi Mirchandani, Editor in Chief at Picador commented: ‘My Picador colleagues and I are delighted to be publishing Emma Donoghue’s new novel, a story as strikingly and excitingly different from The Pull of the Stars, as that novel was from its predecessors. Haventakes the reader into the distant past and to the edges of the then known world, yet its deeply human concerns are as relevant to ours today as anything Emma has ever written. I very much look forward to being able to discuss this moving and thought-provoking novel with many more readers as we approach publication.’
Picador will also publish Haven in Audio and Ebook.