Not the Booker longlisted author of The Waiting Rooms and Off Target, Eve Smith, has signed a further two-book deal with current publisher Orenda Books.
Harry Illingworth sold World English Language Rights to Karen Sullivan at Orenda, and the first in the deal, One, is a speculative thriller set in a near-future Britain, where a One-Child policy is ruthlessly enforced.
Of the deal, Sullivan said: "We are absolutely thrilled to sign a new contract with Eve Smith, for two more of her outstanding speculative thrillers, the first of which, One, is absolutely breathtaking in its scope, intelligence and
Eve is a true talent in a very crowded market, and her ability to weave topical issues, science and an authentic glimpse of our potential future into exceptionally paced, beautifully written and exceedingly tense narratives is quite simply second to none. To have your debut thriller compared to Michael Crichton is an exceptional feat, and speaks volumes about Eve's prowess. We cannot wait to publish more of her extraordinary, blockbuster thrillers."
Smith said: "I am so excited to continue working with Karen and the Orenda Books team who have really championed me and my writing, and always supported my dystopian visions with the greatest enthusiasm! I can't wait for my next thriller, One, to hit the shelves this summer."
One will be published in July later this year.