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Knopf US acquires Kristoff YA trilogy

Melbourne-based author Jay Kristoff has sold North American rights to his YA novel LIFEL1K3 to Knopf in a three-book deal.

The first book in a planned trilogy, LIFEL1K3 is about a teenage girl’s struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic US where humans, androids and machines fight for dominance. Kristoff has described the novel as ‘Romeo and Juliet meets Bladerunner, while Fury Road plays a guitar solo in the background’.

The deal was negotiated by Josh Adams at Adams Literary, and publication in North America is slated for 2018. Kristoff told Books+Publishing that rights for LIFEL1K3 have not yet been sold in Australia and New Zealand.

Kristoff previously collaborated with Amie Kaufman on Illuminae (A&U), the first book in the ‘Illuminae Files’ trilogy, with film rights sold to US production company Plan B. The second book Gemina will be released in November 2016.


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