Anne Charnock renews with 47North

Rights - Fiction Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Winner of 2018 Arthur C Clarke award

47North (Amazon Publishing) has signed a new novel by Anne Charnock. Charnock's previous novel for the imprint, Dreams Before the Start of Time, won the 2018 Arthur C Clarke Award.

Jason Kirk, senior editor, struck a world English deal for Bridge 108 through Sarah Such at Sarah Such Literary Agency. Publication will be in early 2020.

Bridge 108 is set in the same world as Charnock's debut, A Calculated Life - a near-future north of England, where a young climate refugee is trafficked into slavery.

Charnock said: "Jason Kirk, my editor for my two previous novels, has always encouraged me to take risks with my writing. This approach has paid off, with Dreams Before the Start of Time winning the Arthur C Clarke Award this year. He's a dream editor, and I'm delighted to be working with him on Bridge 108."

Kirk said: "In the wake of Anne's winning the 2018 Arthur C Clarke Award, I could hardly be more excited to work with her on this new novel, which returns to the world of her Philip K Dick Award-nominated debut, A Calculated Life, and tackles screamingly urgent issues dealing with immigrants and refugees."

Charnock is a former journalist. She lives on the Isle of Bute.

Photo of Anne Charnock by Marzena Pogorzaly

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