New Emily St. John Mandel book acquired by Picador

05 September 2017

Picador are thrilled to have acquired the new novel from the award-winning author of Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel. The Glass Hotel will be published in 2019. 

Sophie Jonathan has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel from Anna Webber at United Agents. Simultaneously, Jennifer Jackson at Knopf in the USA and Jennifer Lambert at HarperCollins in Canada also acquired rights in their territories.

The Glass Hotel begins in 2004, when a young cook named Nicole Stevenson disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania. Four years later, a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it. Moving back and forth in time, The Glass Hotel traces the intriguing tangle of lives caught up in both events.

Station Eleven, Mandel’s last novel which published with Picador in the UK in 2014, was the winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2015, shortlisted for the 2015 National Book Award, shortlisted for the 2015 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and a finalist for 2015 PEN/Faulkner Prize.                                                                                  
Sophie Jonathan, Senior Editor at Picador said:

‘Ever since Station Eleven, I’ve been waiting with bated breath to know what Emily would write next, and The Glass Hotel really blew me away. Emily's prose is as thoughtful and as poignant as ever, and she has the most amazing ability to inject atmosphere and real drama simultaneously: I loved every one of these rich and vivid characters, they have so much to give the reader to think about - so much to say - and yet this narrative moves along with the pace of a thriller. To read The Glass Hotel is to gallop along both stunned by its elegance and caught up in its intriguing story, and there’s a brilliant surprise for readers in there too – a character they might just recognise . . . The Glass Hotel is a big, exciting novel and a brilliant follow-up to Station Eleven. I can't wait to publish it.’

Emily St. John Mandel said:
‘Picador is a wonderful publisher, and Sophie Jonathan is a brilliant editor. I couldn't be more pleased with the way Picador handled Station Eleven, so I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Sophie and her colleagues again on the new book.’

Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell’s Stone Village Productions is developing a premium television series based on Mandel’s bestselling, previous novel Station Eleven.
Picador will publish The Glass Hotel  by Emily St. John Mandel in 2019.  

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