We’re delighted to share the news that Samuel Pollen‘s debut The Year I Didn’t Eat has sold to Bonnier USA’s imprint Yellow Jacket. North American rights were acquired by editor Sonali Fry from Alice Sutherland-Hawes, for publication in Spring 2019.

The book charts the story of fourteen year old Max, a boy suffering from anorexia, over a year of his life through diary extracts and Max’s narrative. Drawing from Pollen’s own experience of being a teenage boy with the disease, it’s a heart-breaking, deeply affecting and surprisingly funny book, which sheds light on a subject often swept under the table.

Editor, Sonali Fry, said “Samuel has done a fantastic job chronicling a year in the life of boy suffering from anorexia. While most people associate this disease with women, the men who have it are always overlooked. I think this truly is an important story that needs to be told.”

Congratulations Sam, on a wonderfully bold, important debut – bring on 2019!