A. Y. Chao’s Shanghai Immortal to Hodder in 5-way auction

More summer deal news: ​Molly Powell at Hodderscape has acquired Shanghai Immortal plus two further novels by debut adult fantasy novelist A. Y. Chao from Jamie Cowen at Ampersand following a five-way auction. Book one will publish in Summer 2023.

Set in 1930s China, Shanghai Immortal is a stunningly rich novel with a snarky, irreverent main character struggling to reconcile her mixed heritage - it’s not easy being half vampire and half hulijing fox spirit - whilst solving a mystery concerning the King’s Dragon Pearl and accidentally falling in love…

Hodder acquired world English rights, so US enquiries should go direct to them; translation rights will be handled by Jessica Buckman of The Buckman Agency and screen rights by Hannah Weatherill at Northbank.

Link to The Bookseller’s coverage here.

Congratulations, Alice!