Award-Winning Novelist Sally Gardner to be Published by Hot Key Books

Hot Key Books have bought MAGGOT MOON, the compelling new novel from award-winning author Sally Gardner, whose books have sold in 22 languages throughout the world.  World Rights were acquired by Sarah Odedina, in a one-book deal through Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan Associates.

MAGGOT MOON is the story of the power of a friendship between two boys.  The ‘Motherland’ is determined to prove its supremacy in the world with the first moon landing.  But Hector and Standish know that the truth is there to be told.  If they can find the courage to tell it.

Odedina says, “Sally is a writer of great and unique originality.  In MAGGOT MOON she has created a brilliant, nerve-wracking and utterly gripping fable that will hold readers spellbound.  Standish is a fabulous character and his purpose and adventure will resonate with readers of all ages.  It is a novel that will be read, talked about and admired well into the future.”  

MAGGOT MOON is the book I always wanted to write and Hot Key Books is the perfect home for it,” said Gardner.

“A writer who has found a new and very distinctive voice.  I can’t wait to see what she will do next”.   Mary Hoffman on THE DOUBLE SHADOW (The Guardian, 7.1.12)

MAGGOT MOON is due for publication in Hardback in September 2012.