Lisa Owens secures book deal with Picador

Recent UEA graduate Lisa Owens has secured a book deal for her debut novel with Picador following an auction involving seven other publishers.  Not Working will be published as a lead title by Picador the UK next spring. Lisa (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) in 2013, having previously worked for six years in publishing, initially as an assistant at the Wylie Agency, then as an editor at Profile Books.  Not Working has also been sold in the US to Random House and to Doubleday Canada in Canada, as well as to publishers in France, Denmark and Sweden.

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