Foreign Rights Sales of ‘In the Garden of Beasts’ Ramp Up; List of Publishers Now Includes Sweden, France, U.K., Brazil, Korea, and Russia

Erik is delighted to say that the number of publishers abroad who have acquired rights to publish In the Garden of Beastshas risen now to twelve, with additional sales in negotiation. The list includes Sweden, France, Korea, the Slovak Republic, and Russia. Erik wonders if they’ll all send him on book tours through their countries, a pathetically naive question to which these publishers respond only with a blank stare. Erik would like to visit Moscow in January.

The full list:

Sweden: Bonniers
The Netherlands: Kosmos
Australia/New Zealand: Scribe
France: Cherche Midi
Poland: Sonia Draga
United Kingdom: Transworld
Greece: Metaixmio
Korea: EunHaengNaMu
Brazil: Intrinseca
Spain (world Spanish rights): Ariel
Slovak Republic: Tatran
Russia: Kariera

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Erik Larson is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, which examines how Winston Churchill and his “Secret Circle” went about surviving the German air campaign of 1940-41. Erik’s The Devil in the White City is set to be a Hulu limited series; his In the Garden of Beasts is under option by Tom Hanks, for a feature film. He recently published an audio-original ghost story, No One Goes Alone, which has been optioned by Netflix. Erik lives in Manhattan with his wife, who is a writer and retired neonatologist; they have three grown daughters.

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