Short Books pre-empts literary agent and author Zitwer’s Korean Book of Happiness
Short Books has signed The Korean Book of Happiness by agent and author of The J M Barrie Ladies Swimming Society (Short Books) Barbara Zitwer.
Aurea Carpenter, co-founder of Short Books, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights directly from the author and will publish the book in March 2023. Martine Kolmeijer also acquired rights for Mo Media in Holland for publication in October 2022.
Zitwer, who founded the Barbara J Zitwer Agency, told The Bookseller: “Over a decade ago, I discovered Korean literature and brought it to the attention of the world including Kyung-sook Shin, Han Kang, J M Lee, Kyung-ran Jo and translator Anton Hur.