Autumn 2021

Adult's Highlights

FICTION

🏠HE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE by Santanu Bhattacharya

This is the major debut novel from award-winning writer Bhattacharya. Set across the last thirty years in India, this is the story of one family from the billion-strong middle class, the millennials and the Gen X who’re building a life at the intersection of religion, class and gender.

Primary Agent: Jessica Woollard

Rights sold: All rights available

👩‍👧‍👧ODD ONES OUT by Sureka Thanenthiran-Dharuman

Nura, Gigi and Kalyani: three women who grapple with life expectations; one apartment block in Berlin. Odd Ones Out is a smart and funny novel that will speak directly to anyone who has ever felt othered by society.

Primary Agent: Jemima Forrester

Rights sold: All rights available

MEMORIES OF A FLOOD by Saleem Haddad

A sweeping, multi-generational novel that traces back the history of an Iraqi-British family at their matriarch’s death bed, set across 1930s Iraq and modern-day London, and exploring themes of memory, exile, grief and legacy.

Primary Agent: Veronique Baxter

Rights sold: All rights available

NON-FICTION

BAD GAYS by Huw Lemmy and Ben Miller

From Frederick the Great to Yukio Mishima, this is the subversion of the notion of queer icons. Based on the hugely popular podcast series and part-historical biography, part-revisionist history, BAD GAYS explores what can be learnt about history, sexuality and identity by looking at some LGBTQ villains.

Primary Agent: Nicola Chang

Rights Sold: UK/US – Verso