Christchurch based Helen Lowe, has just sold the UK and Australia/New Zealand rights to her 4-book Fantasy series, The Wall of Night to Little Brown & Co in the UK. She has already sold the North American rights to HarperCollins and the first book, The Heir of Night, is scheduled for publication in the United States and Canada in October.
Helen’s first novel, Thornspell was launched at Fendalton Library in 2008. The book went on to win the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel: Young Adult in 2009 and was also a Storylines Children’s Literature Trust Notable Book.
When asked how she felt about the deal, Lowe said: “Very happy! Selling the books into the UK and Australia/New Zealand markets, as well as being published in the USA/Canada, is a pretty big deal for a new New Zealand author.”