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Peony has sold US rights for Jang Jin Sung’s memoir, Crossing the Border. The book will be translated by Shirley Lee. After a fiercely contended bidding war amongst US publishers at auction, the highest bidder, with a good six figure number, was Simon & Schuster US. Simon & Schuster will be publishing early spring next year. More news to come.

Peony Literary Agency is delighted to announce a publishing contract for Jang Jin-sung and Shirley Lee for Crossing the Border

ACQUISITION PRESS RELEASE – 12 APRIL 2014

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Random House imprint Rider is delighted to announce the acquisition of CROSSING THE BORDER by Jang Jin-Sung.  Jang Jin-Sung is former State Poet Laureate in North Korea. He was forced to flee to South Korea when a censored document in his possession went missing. Shirley Lee will be working on the adaptation.

Crossing the Border  is an extraordinary glimpse into life in North Korea. It details meetings with Kim Jong II and reveals the extreme poverty of ordinary North Koreans living under one of the harshest dictatorships in modern times.  Jang Jin-Sung’s account of his break for freedom is riveting and reads like a thriller, full of suspense.

Rider Publishing Director Judith Kendra, in a pre-emptive deal, bought World rights exc USA, Canada, Korea and Japan, from Marysia Juszczakiewicz of the Peony Literary Agency.

Kendra said ‘It is so rare to read a first-person account from North Korea. To publish one so gripping and courageous is a priviledge’

Jang Jin-Sung said ‘To have come all this way from the totalitarian state is such a blessing. I will give this book everything I have’

Rider will publish in Spring 2014.

 

Peony Literary Agency is a one of the most prolific multi-lingual literary agencies based in Asia. A small but ambitious and client centred business, it represents a number of Asia’s leading and new authors who explore both contemporary and historical Asia It has sold rights into over 20 countries worldwide for its clients during the last two years

Different perspectives … compelling new voices…. Peony brings the authentic and compelling literature of  Asia to publishers worldwide.

For further details please contact Marysia Juszczakiewicz at Peony Literary Agency:

marysia@peonyliteraryagency.com

www.peonyliteraryagency.com

Peony Literary Agency Rights Deals

DEALS

Peony Literary Agency is delighted to announce latest sales into simplified and complex Chinese

CHINA

The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai by Xu Ruiyan, represented by Chandler Crawford Agency, sold to Citic Press

Alveridgea by Ivan Clarke, published by Atlantic Press, sold to Tianjin Chinese- World Books

Monsieur Proust’s Library by Anka Muhlstein, published by Other Press, sold to Flower City Publishing House

Balzac’s Omelette by Anka Muhlstein, represented by Borchardt Agency, sold to Flower City Publishing House

American Shaolin by Matthew Polly, represented by Gersh Agency, sold to Shanghai Translation Press

Why Are Jews Successful by Nechemia Rotenberg, represented by Asia Publishers, sold to Tianjin Chinese-World Books

All Children can be Einstein by Fernando Alberca sold to Shanghai Translation Press

Beauvoir in Love by Irene Frain, published by Michel Lafon, sold to Thinkingdom PROUST by Patricia Mante-Proust & Mireille Naturel, published by Michel

Lafon, sold to Beijing Times

Dangerous Work by Arthur Conan Doyle, represented by Edwards Fuglewicz Literary Agency, sold to Modern Press

Secrets Rich Jewish Know by Zvika Bergman, represented by Asia Publishers, sold to Tianjin Chinese-World Books

Tired of London, Tired of Life by Tom Jones, published by Ebury Publishing, sold to Tianjin Chinese-World Books

TAIWAN

Her Giant Octopus Moment by Kay Langdale, represented by Edwards Fuglewicz Literary Agency, sold to Spring International

Monsieur Proust’s Library by Anka Muhlstein, published by Other Press, sold to New Century Press

Balzac’s Omelette by Anka Muhlstein, represented by Borchardt Agency, sold to New Century Press

The Deep Whatsis by Peter Mattei, published by Other Press, sold to China Times Le Luce Nelle Case degli Altri by Chiara Gamberale, represented by Luigi

Bernabo Associates, sold to Business Weekly

Revolution 2020 by Chetan Bhagat, published by Rupa Publications, sold to Business Weekly

Dangerous Work by Arthur Conan Doyle, represented by Edwards Fuglewicz Literary Agency, sold to Locus Publishing

Six Habits of Highly Emphatic People by Roman Krznaric, published by Ebury Publishing, sold to Eurasian Publishing Group

Peony Literary Agency is a one of the most prolific multi-lingual literary agencies based in Asia. A small but ambitious and client centred business, it represents a number of Asia’s leading and new authors. It has sold rights into over 20 countries worldwide for its clients during the last two years

 

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