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Iron Widow
May 10, 2021
Xiran Jay Zhao
Children's: Young Adult Fiction
Oneworld's children's imprint Rock the Boat has acquired UK and British Commonwealth English Language rights, excluding Canada, to a wildly original and inclusive YA debut, Iron Widow, by Xiran Jay Zhao. Senior commissioning editor Katie Jennings bought the rights in what will be a duology, in a strong five-figure deal at auction, from Adrienne Tang at Penguin Random House Canada. Peter Phillips at Penguin Teen Canada is the originating editor. Pitched as "The Handmaid’s Tale meets Pacific Rim", mecha science fiction and East Asian myth collide in this dazzling retelling of the rise of Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in Chinese history.
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North American
Juliet Mabey
Oneworld Publications
phone: +44 207307 8900
10 Bloomsbury Street, London
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