US book deal for Moses McKenzie’s debut novel

As reported in US publishing trade journal Publishers Weekly:

‘Little, Brown’s Ben George nabbed Moses McKenzie’s debut novel, An Olive Grove in Ends, in a North American rights agreement…. Comparing the author, a 23-year-old Bristol native, to Zadie Smith, George said McKenzie recalls her “in the vibrancy and invention of his writing and the vividness with which he brings to life this teeming urban neighborhood.”

Excellent news for Moses, Ampersand, and UK imprint Wildfire (Headline) who will publish the novel here in April 2022. Ben George’s impressive stable of authors includes Nathan Harris, whose own debut novel is on this year’s Booker Prize longlist.