Some of you have known about this for a while, but I've kept a lid on it - until now. My ever excellent agent Nat Sobel tells me it's okay to let the cat out of the bag, so here goes:
THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST will be published in the UK and Commonwealth by Harvill Secker, an imprint of Random House, late 2009, as part of a two-book deal. The nitty gritty contract stuff is still being sorted, but that's the gist of it. :)
Needless to say, I'm thrilled and excited. Harvill Secker is a prestigious imprint with a reputation for literary fiction, and international thrillers. Some of the stable's best known European crime writers are Jo Nesbo (The Redbreast has been a huge success in Europe) and Henning Mankell, and many others. My editor is Geoff Mulligan, who as it happens originally hails from Belfast.
More to follow.
Labels: novels, publishing, the ghosts of belfast