Sara O’Keefe, Editorial Director of Grove Atlantic/Corvus in London has acquired world rights in two further novels by Arthur C Clarke Award-winning UK writer Chris Beckett, for the Corvus imprint. The deal was concluded with agent to the stars, John Jarrold.
Corvus have previously published six novels by Beckett including the Clarke Award-winning Dark Eden and its two sequels, as well as his story collection Spring Tide. Dark Eden was also the Sunday Times SF Book of the Year. His next novel is Beneath The World, A Sea, being published by Corvus in April 2019.
Beckett also won the Edge Hill Story Award in 2009 for his SF collection The Turing Test, published by small press Elastic, beating off literary collections by Booker Prize-winner Anne Enright, Whitbread winner Ali Smith and other literary lions.
“I’ve read all of Chris’ work over the last fifteen years,” said John Jarrold. “Each novel is wonderful – they are simply ‘Chris Beckett’ novels. His humanity and invention know no bounds.”
Chris Beckett’s website is: http://www.chris-beckett.com/