5 April 2018
We are thrilled to announce that the wonderful debut by Charlotte Aquilonius, editor-at-large at Albert Bonniers förlag, is now published by Modernista. A gothic adventure, a contemporary tale reminiscent of a bygone era. Bram Stoker meets Quentin Tarantino in this bewitching novel for all who can’t get enough of Stranger Things, True Blood, and who know an accomplished story when they see one. A simultaneously fantastical and realistic fairy tale for readers with a craving for enchantment.
Charlotte about her writing:
“Do you write?” People have asked me that question many times and I have stood perplexed, a little embarrassed, sometimes annoyed. Out of professional pride – no, not everyone working in publishing secretly wants to become a writer – but also because I have been hesitant in what to reply. “I get to indulge in linguistics at work. That is enough for me. ” True. And false. “Write? Don’t we all?” Cleaver. To reply with a (rhetorical) question. “I believe that I am a better reader than I am a writer.” A humble favourite. In any case, one day I thought to myself that I should stop messing about and I picked up something I started a long time ago. And now it is easier to reply to that question and tell it like it is. That my daydreams wrote a novel.
UK rights sold to MacLehose Press
ANZ + UK rights sold to Text Publishing
Italian rights sold to Iperborea
German rights sold to BTB
Norwegian rights sold to Gyldendal