Orion Takes on Four Novels from Lesley Lokko

April 08, 2011 | Other News


Orion Acquires Four More From Lesley Lokko

Posted at 9:38PM Thursday 07 Apr 2011

Orion Books has acquired four more novels from bestselling fiction writer Lesley Lokko, author of five novels including Rich Girl, Poor Girl and One Secret Summer, all published by Orion.

Deputy Publishing Director Kate Mills acquired UK and British Commonwealth rights to Missing You plus three untitled novels by Lokko from Kate Shaw at The Viney Agency, for a high six figure sum. Missing You is a multi-generational drama set in London, Paris, Cape Town and Martha’s Vineyard, which starts with the disappearance of a child from her mother’s friend’s house. Orion will publish Missing You in 2013.

Kate Mills said, “Lesley is the first author I acquired when I joined Orion in 2002 and I love working with her. She combines enthralling love stories with exotic settings and gripping narratives. Lesley is unique in women’s fiction, proving that escapism can be smart and intelligent. She’s a key part of our women’s fiction list going forward.’

Lisa Milton, Trade MD of Orion Publishing Group, said: “We all love Lesley and her novels. We are proud to publish her and thrilled to have four new novels to look forward to. We can’t wait to take her to the top!”

For further information please contact Gaby Young, Deputy Publicity Director at Orion: 020 7520 4317 /