“Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Miller Time

It’s not very often I report on publishing deals here at CAP, but this week’s news about Jax Miller (right) – aka Aine Domhnaill – is the stuff every aspiring writer dreams of. A couple of weeks ago, over at the Irish crime writing Facebook page, Aine posted that she’d just finished her book, and was already in talks with Simon Trewin about ‘film potential’. Today, in the Irish Independent, Aine – writing as Jax Miller – confirms to John Spain that she has signed a London Book Fair pre-empt two-book deal for FREEDOM’S CHILD worth ‘a substantial six-figure sum in sterling’. Suh-weet. Quoth Aine / Jax:
“I finished my novel on Tuesday, Simon Trewin of WME literary agents in London read it on Wednesday, signed me on Thursday and sent it to HarperFiction on Friday.
“The deal was finalised overnight on Monday and I hope I don’t wake up tomorrow and find it was all a dream.”
  For all the details, clickety-click here

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