Spanish Novel Sells in France
Los Asquerosos by Santiago Lorenzo has sold to Ed. du Seuil in France. Salmaia Lit is handling rights on behalf of Spanish publishing house Blackie Books, which released the novel in September. It’s about a man who attacks a police officer and then goes on the run. Blackie Books said the title is now in its third printing in Spain.

Italian Literary Nonfiction Goes to HarperOne
Stefano Massini’s Qualcosa Sui Lehman sold to HarperOne for world English rights, in a deal brokered by Emanuela Canali of Italian publisher Mondadori. An English title and publication date is forthcoming from HarperOne. The book, a poetic monologue about the downfall of Lehman Brothers, was originally published in Italy in October 2016. The French translation, published by Globe Editions, won the Prix Medicis in France in the nonfiction category, as well as the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger. Rights to the book have also sold in the Netherlands and Israel; in France, Gallimard nabbed paperback rights.

Basque Novel Moves to Germany
A novel originally written in the Basque language, Let’s Wait Until it Stops Raining by Katixa Agirre, has sold to Converso for German rights. The book was published by Elkar in 2015 in Basque, and rights have previously sold in Bulgaria, Turkey, Spanish-language, and Denmark. The Ella Sher Agency controls all rights to the title, and described the book as “a contemporary depiction of the Basque Country” that follows a couple traveling the region by car.