Congratulations to Fionnuala Kearney for her three book deal with HarperCollins / HarperFiction. Madeleine Milburn negotiated the deal with Publishing Director, Kimberley Young, who will publish the first book in the contract, You, Me and Other People in 2015. She gave Fionnuala a glowing endorsement:
“There are some authors who deliver story and some who deliver emotion. When a debut novel delivers both you know it’s an author you want on your list. Fionnuala had the whole team in tears, all for different reasons and I’m so excited we have a three-book deal as this is an author I want to publish for many years to come.”
For fans of Jojo Moyes and Liane Moriarty, You, Me and Other People is a story of a marriage in crisis told from both husband and wife, showing the reader that nothing is ever as simple as the word “betrayal”.
Fionnuala Kearney, who gave up her job to devote herself to writing her first novel said, ‘I’m absolutely thrilled to be signing with HarperCollins. It’s a dream come true to be recognised by such a reputable publisher and the beginning of what I hope will be a long and happy partnership.’
Madeleine Milburn said ‘I am so excited to have such a talented author with Kimberley Young, especially given to her experience of growing debut authors into bestselling brands’.
The deal has been reported in The Bookseller ahead of the London Book Fair next week.