Faber & Faber is delighted to announce the acquisition of Orange Prize-shortlisted Jane Harris’ third novel, Sugar Money.
Editorial Director Angus Cargill bought UK & Commonwealth rights from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown in a major deal.
Based on a little-known true story, Sugar Money is described as a ‘heart-breaking trip into our troubled colonial past, and a stunning act of literary ventriloquism, as we follow two slave brothers sent on a dangerous mission from Martinique to Grenada to recover the forty-two slaves their French master claims were stolen by English invaders.’
Publishing in October 2017, Sugar Money will be Jane Harris’ first novel since 2011’s Gillespie & I. Cargill said that a new novel from Harris is ‘a huge moment for Faber – Jane’s prose and characters live on the page in a way that is all too rare, and the journey she takes you on in Sugar Money is an unforgettable one.’
Jane Harris’ debut novel, The Observations, was shortlisted for the 2007 Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, for the British Book Awards Waterstone’s Newcomer of the Year and the South Bank Show/Times Breakthrough Award. It was later chosen by Richard and Judy as one of their 100 Books of the Decade and followed in 2011 by the acclaimed Gillespie & I.