Thursday, 4 June 2009
Bloomsbury buys rights to Véhicule's Chef
Véhicule is pleased to announce that Bloomsbury has acquired world English language rights (excluding Canada and India) to Jaspreet Singh's novel, Chef. The deal was arranged by Natasha Daneman and Jackie Kaiser at Westwood Creative Artists.
Indian rights to Chef have been sold to Penguin, World Spanish rights to Paramo Ediciones, World French rights to Buchet-Chastel, and Italian rights to Piemme.
This has been a banner year for Jaspreet Singh. Chef won the 2009 Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and was shortlisted for the 2009 Commonwealth Prize for Best Book (Canada and Caribbean region), the CAA Literary Award for Fiction, and the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. Chef is published in Véhicule's fiction series--Esplanade Books--edited by Andrew Steinmetz.
Chef is a compelling look at the India-Pakistan conflict from atop Siachen Glacier, the coldest and highest battlefield in the world.
Jaspreet Singh won critial acclaim for Seventeen Tomatoes (Véhicule Press) which was awarded the 2004 McAuslan First Book Prize and has been translated into Spanish and Punjabi.