Friday, May 29, 2009

Stop Press! The news is official (though many of you already know)

BANQUO’S SON, author Tania Roxborogh, represented by Writers House agent
Josh Getzler.

Top New York City literary agency Writers House, LLC has taken on New Zealand author Tania Roxborogh's Shakespeare follow-up epic trilogy BANQUO’S SON.

Getzler said, “I am thrilled to be representing Banquo’s Son and its sequels. I believe Roxborogh’s characters are complex; the emotions are real; the friendships, love affairs and heartbreaks transcend the 11th Century exactly as they should. It is absolutely clear to me that this is a book, and a series, with the potential to break through into the zeitgeist.”

He continued, “I knew I had a real winner in Banquo’s Son when I walked into our office to find one of our young interns, a girl just out of high school, sitting on a chair with tears streaming down her cheeks, rocking back and forth and saying, over and over, ‘Why didn’t he just DUCK?’”

This is the story of Fleance, (Banquo’s son from the play Macbeth), who escaped from the men who murdered his father near the Castle of Forres and ran away to England to live with a poor family. He’s no longer a child,and is out for revenge.Many of Shakespeare’s characters do reappear as Flea (as he is now called)returns to Scotland, but this is a fast-moving, action-packed thriller,only with chivalry.

About Writers House
Ken Follett, Stephenie Meyer, Nora Roberts, Neil Gaiman, Stephen Hawking,and Christopher Paolini are just some of the extraordinarily successful authors on the books at literary agency Writers House, where much-loved bestsellers, award-winning thrillers and record breaking sales have become a way of life. Getzler has been at Writers House since January, 2007, and represents authors ranging from literary novelists to thriller writers to serious nonfiction authors to middle-grade mystery and fantasy writers.


Anonymous said...

Finally we can say Stuff like this!!!!!!!!!
from Imo

Anonymous said...

its T K Roxborogh now...(not Tania)
ooohhhwww this is so exciting!!!!
xoxo Dani B.