Publisher's Lunch comes through again with word on some books worth reading and a film worth seeing:
Foreign Rights sold:
Brendan DuBois' thriller TWILIGHT, set in the near future, with America an occupied country, overseen by its allies and patrolled by UN troops, to Bruna in Holland, Piemme in Italy, and Suma in Spain, by Chandler Crawford, in association with Liza Dawson.
New Yorker writer Seymour Hersh's book on the war in Iraq and President Bush's foreign policy, to Knopf, by Esther Newberg at ICM. (Apparently, this one has not yet found a title)
NarrativePeter Alson's TAKE ME TO THE RIVER: Of Marriage, Mortality, and the World Series of Poker, his first-person narrative about his adventures at the 2005 World Series of Poker, to Wendy Walker at Atria, for publication in July 2006, by Greg Dinkin of Venture Literary (world English). firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Abbott's GETTING EVERLEIGHED: The Rise and Fall of the World's Most Famous Brothel, the colorful, dramatic, and often outrageous true story of how two sisters, Minna and Ada Everleigh, (whose last name may have originated the expression "to get laid"), came to run the red light district of Chicago at the turn of the century, to Julia Cheiffetz at Random House, in a pre-empt, by Anna Ghosh at Scovil Chichak Galen Literary Agency (world).Rights: email@example.com
Rights to Eric Frattini's THE HOLY ALLIANCE: Five Centuries of Vatican Espionage, a history of the role of the Vatican Secret Services from Pius V to Benedict XVI, to Flammarion (France), Campo das Letras (Portugal), and Eksmo (Russia), by Marina Penalva-Halpin, of Pontas Literary & Film Agency, in collaboration with Prava Agency.firstname.lastname@example.org
Nolan Dalla and Peter Alson's ONE OF A KIND: The Rise and Fall of Stuey "the Kid" Ungar, The World's Greatest Poker Player, to Graham King of IEG, in a major deal, by Greg Dinkin and Frank R. Scatoni of Venture Literary Entertainment, with Dinkin and Scatoni executive email@example.com