Exciting news: TOUCH THAT FIRE has been sold to Turkey! Pegasus will publish it in Turkish. This is incredibly important to me; I grew up in an area called the Ruhrgebiet (it has many famous football clubs and some very good contemporary writers; not so much coal anymore, though) where Turkish is an ever-present language. I have been wanting to learn it for years, and this will be an added incentive. Besides, with the situation being what it is in Turkey, I cannot help but think about how a story’s significance changes depending on which context you put it in.
In a heated four-way auction, German language-rights to TOUCH THAT FIRE were sold to Penhaligon/Penguin Random House today. I am so thrilled to announce that the trilogy will be published in 2018! My thanks are to my brilliant agent Thérèse Coen and the wonderful team at Penhaligon. At least one piece of good news on this 9th November.