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Text acquires new Gail Jones, Craig Sherborne titles

Text has acquired world rights to new books by Gail Jones and Craig Sherborne.

Jones’ new novel, The Death of Noah Glass, is about a recently deceased art historian, Noah Glass, whose grieving children are shocked to discover he is a suspect in the case of a missing sculpture from a museum in Palermo. Due out in April 2018, the book explores ‘love and art’, ‘grief and happiness’, and ‘the mystery of time’, said Text publisher Michael Heyward.

The Death of Noah Glass is Jones’ first book with Text. ‘Gail is an author who we have admired for a long time,’ said Heyward. ‘We fell in love with the book, and part of that was, from my point of view, the opportunity to work with such a distinguished writer.’

Text also acquired world rights to Craig Sherborne’s Off the Record, a satire that ‘draws on the rich fictional potential of the grubby world of tabloid journalism’,  taking inspiration from Sherborne’s own experiences as a journalist.

Heyward describes it as ‘in part quite moving and in part wonderfully satirical’. ‘He’s a writer who invents the rules for each novel. The emotional range for each of his novels is so broad—from laugh-out-loud to painful and tender moments.’

Off the Record will be published in February 2018. The same month will see the publisher release a new Lloyd Jones novel, The Cage, a ‘scarifying fable’ inspired by the global refugee crisis.


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