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Echo acquires Morris, Evans and Jeffreys

Bonnier Publishing’s Echo imprint has acquired three new novels, set for release in 2018 and 2019.

Echo had acquired world rights to the second novel by Heather Morris, whose debut, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, is being released in 22 territories this year. Titled Cilka’s Story, the book follows one of the characters from The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

Commissioning editor Angela Meyer said, ‘Cilka has really resonated with readers in many of the early reviews of The Tattooist of Auschwitz … Heather, too, hasn’t been able to get her out of her mind, and so is on a search to find out more about what happened to her’. Cilka’s Story is due for release in July 2019.

Meyer has also acquired world rights to Alison Evans’ Highway Bodies, in a two-book deal. Set for release in January 2019, Highway Bodies is a ‘zombie apocalypse story that shifts POV between a range of queer and gender-nonconforming teens who have lost their family and friends and have to rely on each other’.

Perth-based Robert Jeffreys’ debut crime novel Man at the Window was also acquired in a two-book deal, and is set for release in August 2018. Jefferys’ debut is the first in the ‘Detective Cardilini’ series, and is ‘an atmospheric mystery’ set in the 1960s at a privileged Perth boys school.



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