Looking forward to reading some new Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

If you saw my comments in Mookse on the story by Joyce Carol Oates, then you can easily tell why I happened to google Bynum during a break.

Chinese American writer Sarah Shun-lien Bynum is causing waves across the Atlantic with an auction and six-figure deal for two books with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, as buzz around a UK deal begins.The short story collection and novel were bought at auction by Jenna Johnson, executive editor at FSG, from Bill Clegg at The Clegg agency for North American rights. FSG will publish the story collection, Likes, in winter 2021 and the novel in winter 2023. It was understood to be a be a high six-figure advance … FSG described Likes as “a short story collection exploring friendship and motherhood, celebrity and obsession, love and loneliness, which weaves in elements of contemporary life – including social media, fairy tale, and myth”.

Source: Sarah Shun-lien Bynum signs six-figure two-book deal with FSG | The Bookseller

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