Sunday, April 17, 2011

HarperCollins Publishers Signs Candace Bushnell for Two Young Adult Novels

HarperCollins Publishers announced today a new two-book deal with Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City and The Carrie Diaries. The deal was negotiated by Alessandra Balzer, Vice President and Co-Publisher of the Balzer + Bray imprint at HarperCollins, with Heather Schroder at ICM. UK and Commonwealth rights along with translation rights were acquired by Rachel Denwood, Publishing Director at HarperCollins Children's Books UK.

In April 2010, Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Children's Books, published Candace Bushnell's first young adult novel, The Carrie Diaries, which told the story of iconic character Carrie Bradshaw during her high school years. The Carrie Diaries garnered rave reviews worldwide, debuting at #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List. It has been translated into 34 different international languages.

The Second Carrie Diaries novel, Summer and the City, will be published on April 26, 2011 (April 28, 2011 in the UK). Summer and the City explores Carrie Bradshaw's first summer in Manhattan and reveals the irresistible story of how Carrie met Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte.

Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed, international best-selling author of Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries, One Fifth Avenue, Lipstick Jungle, Trading Up, Four Blondes and the upcoming Summer and the City (A Carrie Diaries Book, on-sale April 26, 2011/April 28, 2011 in the UK)–the coming-of-age story of one of her most famous creations – Carrie Bradshaw. Sex and the City, published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC in the US.