If You Win the Nobel Prize, You Might Just Get a Publishing Contract

Publishers Weekly reports that three small presses have benefitted from last month’s news that French novelist Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

While David Godine, University of Nebraska Press and Curbstone Press all upped or rushed copies of their single backlist Le Clezio titles, Anne-Solange Noble, foreign rights director at Le Clezio’s French publisher Gallimard, has been working feverishly to get more of the author’s titles on American bookshelves. And, although there were seven Le Clezio titles which were published by Atheneum in the 1970’s, bringing those books back into print has proven complicated.

At Simon & Schuster, where Atheneum (no longer an active adult imprint) is housed, a deal has just been finalized to bring Le Clezio’s first book published in the US the 1965-released The Interrogation, back into print.

The title is not yet on the S&S site.