A&U sells ‘The Museum of Modern Love’ to UK
Allen & Unwin (A&U) has sold UK rights to Heather Rose’s The Museum of Modern Love to Weidenfeld & Nicolson, a division of Orion Publishing.
A&U rights associate Maggie Thompson sold UK rights to the Stella Prize-winning novel, which has also been sold in North America to Algonquin Books and in seven other translation territories.
Acquiring editor Jennifer Kerslake said: ‘The Museum of Modern Love is a dazzlingly original novel about a man in search of connection set against one of the greatest art events in modern history. It’s beautifully written, audacious in concept and structure, and so profoundly moving—the story pulled me in from the first page and wouldn’t let me go. Heather is an outstanding writer and I couldn’t be more excited to bring her novel to the attention of readers in the UK.’
The Museum of Modern Love will be published in multiple territories in 2018 and 2019. The book will be launched in the US in November by Marina Abramović in the atrium of New York’s Museum of Modern Art, where the novel takes place.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson will publish The Museum of Modern Love in ebook format on 27 November, with a paperback to follow in April 2019, ahead of Marina Abramović’s exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 2020.