Ebury buys Nikita Gill poetry

Rights - Fiction Friday, 22 March 2019

Great Goddesses, 'is a powerful new collection of feminist mythical retellings from the voice of a generation'


Editorial director Emma Smith acquired World All Language rights to Nikita Gill’s brand new collection of writing, Great Goddesses (Ebury Press, 5th September).

According to the acquisition statement: 'Inspired by ancient Greek mythology – from the potent venom of Medusa, and transformative sorcery of Circe, to the rising up of Athena over Olympus – Nikita, in her inimitable poetry and prose, tells the stories of the mothers, warriors, creators, survivors and destroyers that shook the world.

'Accompanied by hand-drawn illustrations, Nikita weaves old and forgotten tales of might, fury and love into something new – a timely feminist inspiration for modern women.'

Smith said: "Nikita has an incredible ability to imbue ancient stories with modern magic so I am thrilled to be publishing her new book at Ebury. While having over half a million followers online, Great Goddesses showcases the true depth and wonder of Nikita’s writing and will be a book to treasure. I can’t wait for even more readers to discover her beautiful and timely words."

Gill said: "I am very excited to be working with wonderful team at Ebury on Great Goddesses, a book which promises to be the seeds of an evocative series of stories."

Gill is a British-Indian writer and artist living in the south of England. With over half a million Instagram fans, 100,000 followers on Facebook, and celebrity fans, including Cara Delevingne, Alanis Morissette and Nicole Richie, Gill is thought to be the UK’s most followed poet.

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