WEL rights sold to Max Porter/Portobello Books. Publication Spring 2016.
Working in association with Marzena Stefanska of ALKO-Agencja Literacka Kwaity Orientu); we are selling all World rights.
Winner of the Austrian literary Prize, the Eule Award.
Czarne 2014, 120 pages
Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017 First Novel, Nike Nominated by internationally acclaimed Polish poet/Czarne,2014. Winner of the Eule Award. Max Porter at Portobello , two book deal with Beck/Germany, Bompiani/Italy. “I have been utterly ‘swallowed’ by this odd yet oddly familiar folk novella - somewhere between memoir and fairytale –
Wiola belongs to a close-knit agricultural community. Wiola's black cat is called Blackie. Wiola's father was a deserter but now he's a taxidermist. Wiola must never enter the seamstress's 'secret' room. Wiola collects matchbox labels. Wiola lives in a Poland that is both very recent and lost in time.
Swallowing Mercury is a vivid, colourful novella about the ordinary passing of years in many extraordinary days.
'I have been utterly "swallowed" by this odd yet oddly familiar folk novella - somewhere between memoir and fairytale - which has magic and menace in perfect measure' Sara Baume, author of Spill Simmer Falter Wither
'I really loved this strange book, which is sometimes sinister and sometimes lovely, and many things besides'
– Evie Wyld, author of All the Birds, Singing
30th of August 2017, W.A.B Publishing House, Archipelago series/Poland