HarperCollins has acquired world rights to six novels by Daniel Silva, furthering his association with the publisher’s Global Publishing Program.
The first novel in the deal is the author’s 21st, The Other Woman, in which spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon confronts a dangerous new adversary. It will be released in July.
Silva was the first author in HC’s Global Publishing Program. Since then, HC said it has published seven of his novels, in 24 countries and 15 languages. It achieved a 60% increase in sales from The Heist (2014) to The English Spy (2015), with The Black Widow (2016) continuing the trend. Sales of the seven novels stand at 5.5 million copies.
Brian Murray, HC president and CEO, said: “The energy, focus and passion for [Silva’s] books from our international publishing teams has driven foreign language growth in sales of each of his books, setting us up for continued international growth in the future.”
In a separate deal, HarperCollins has bought world English rights in Jonas Jonasson’s sequel to the bestselling The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, first published in the U.K. by Hesperus and taken over by Abacus.
The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, has been signed by Anna Kelly (4th Estate UK), Iris Tupholme (HarperCollins Canada), and Katherine Nintzel (William Morrow U.S.). The Swedish publisher is Piratforlaget, and the agent is Carina Brandt at the Brandt New Agency in Barcelona. Jonasson’s hero’s new adventures begin with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of Champagne.
Publication will be August 1 in Canada, August 9 in the U.K., and January 15, 2019 in the U.S.