US Publication Deal and TV Series for Eithne Shortall
Grace After Henry, the second novel from Irish author Eithne Shortall, has been acquired for US publication in a six-figure deal.
The US rights to Grace After Henry have been bought in a pre-emptive deal by Tara Singh Carlson at Putnam, an imprint of Penguin. The two-book deal was negotiated by Liz Parker at Inkwell Management in New York.
Grace After Henry is a witty and heartfelt story of love, loss and moving on. Grace loses her partner in a freak accident just as they’re buying their first house. She is convinced she sees Henry everywhere until he really does make his way back into her life in an unexpected manner and Grace’s world is blown wide open.
The novel will be published in the UK and Ireland in May 2018 by Corvus, an imprint of Atlantic Books. Putnam will publish in the United States in early 2019.
Tara Singh Carlson said she fell in love with Grace immediately. “Her love for Henry is so real, but so, too, is her healing, sparked by the most unusual of circumstances,” she said. “This is one of those books that really makes you think about what you would do if faced with these extraordinary events. Grace After Henry is moving, and funny, and real. I can’t wait to introduce Eithne Shortall to an American audience!”
Meanwhile Love in Row 27, Shortall’s debut novel, has been optioned for a TV series by NBC Universal Studios International, the production company behind Downton Abbey.
About Love in Row 27:
Still reeling from a break-up, Cora Hendricks has given up on ever finding love. For herself, that is. To pass the time while working the Aer Lingus check-in desk at Heathrow, Cora begins to play cupid with high-flying singles.
Using only her intuition, the internet, and glamorous flight attendant accomplice Nancy, Row 27 becomes Cora’s laboratory of love. Instead of being seated randomly, two unwitting passengers on each flight find themselves next to the person of their dreams – or not.
Cora swears Row 27 is just a bit of fun, but while she’s busy making sparks fly at cruising altitude, the love she’d given up on for herself just might have landed right in front of her…
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