I’ve known about this a little while, but since my publisher has been handling contractual duties, I waited to announce this until I knew for sure it was a done deal. In any case, I’ve been contacted to work through another translation of IN THE CAGE, so I figure it’s safe to tell you that the rights to that novel have been bought by German publisher, Polar Verlag. Though they’re a newer press, they have a mandate to put out uncompromising, gritty books by authors that German readers might not be aware of. And, with the likes of David Joy and Ken Bruen under their roof, amongst others, I think that we’ll be a great fit.
The novel’s German language rights were acquired by Wolfgang Franßen, founder of this exciting new independent press. Though I’m not sure when the pub date is for sure, I’ll let you know as soon as I’ve got more info. I was lucky enough to get to France last year with the Dans La Cage, translated and published by Editions Albin Michel, and hopefully there’ll be a chance to get to Frankfurt in 2020, where Canada is the country they’re focusing on, as it was at Festival America.
Not bad for a Canadian book put out by an indie press, about rural mayhem and MMA and poverty and some feelings and such. So, I hope that I can keep on expanding into other markets with the next novel as well. In the meantime, I better keep writing that fucking new novel, I guess…
Take care. KH