New Delhi: Award-winning novelist Anees Salim has been acquired by Penguin Random House who will release two new novels by the Kerala-based author, publishers said today.
The deal includes a new paperback edition of Salim's Crossword Book Award winning novel, "The Blind Lady's Descendants," which will be released under the Penguin Books imprint in November this year.
A new novel by Salim will follow in 2016, publishers said in a statement today.
"It's an editor's dream to work with a writer as talented and versatile as Anees. He writes with flair, and has a keen eye for detail when it comes to capturing the wide gamut of human idiosyncrasies. We have huge ambitions for Anees..." Ambar Sahil Chatterjee, Associate Commissioning Editor said.
Chatterjee acquired the rights in a deal brokered by Kanishka Gupta of Writer's Side.
Gaurav Shrinagesh, CEO, Penguin Random House India said, "It is already acknowledged that he is a writer of huge talent and we all look forward to working with him to bring him to the wide readership he deserves."
Salim, who was born in Varkala and currently works for an advertising agency has written four novels so far.
"Vanity Bagh", "Tales From a Vending Machine", "The Vicks Mango Tree and other books by Salim.