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Mahsuda Snaith signs two-book deal with Transworld

Inscribe-supported writer Mahsuda Snaith has signed a two-book deal with publishers Transworld for its Doubleday imprint. Agent James Wills at Watson, Little sold world rights to The Constellation of Ravine and a second novel to Transworld assistant editor Lizzy Goudsmit.

Mahsuda won both the 2014 SI Leeds Literary Prize and the Bristol Short Story Prize, and contributes to our Inscribe anthology, Closure: Contemporary Black British Short Stories.

'This is an outstanding novel; it is moving, mysterious and at the same time so rich and warm. The writing is brilliantly clear and incredibly nuanced. Everyone here at Transworld was hooked from the very first page,' said Goudsmit.

Wills said, 'Mahsuda is a superbly talented author with such an original and refreshing voice. Lizzy and the Transworld team immediately saw Mahsuda’s huge potential and I just can’t wait for the world to meet her brilliant, beautifully drawn character, Ravine.'

Mahsuda also has another reason to celebrate, as she has just given birth to her first child. Congratulations, Mahsuda! 

Read more at The Bookseller.

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