LOS ANGELES, July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, today announced it has acquired world rights in several languages to two books by New York Times bestselling author Don Winslow.
The deal was negotiated by David Highfill, Vice President and Executive Editor at William Morrow, and Shane Salerno at The Story Factory. The subject matter of the first of the two novels is being kept under wraps and the book will be published in Summer 2017. The second novel will be the final chapter in an epic trilogy about the war on drugs that currently spans 40 years in the characters' lives and 1200 pages in the critically acclaimed, award-winning and internationally bestselling books The Power of the Dog and The Cartel.
The first of the two novels will be published in the UK by HarperCollins UK Crime & Thrillers Publisher, Julia Wisdom, and by other HarperCollins global publishers in Summer 2017. Winslow will also co-author, with Oscar-nominated film director Michael Mann, an ambitiously scaled novel featuring two historical figures who changed the face of organized crime forever, to be published by William Morrow.
Highfill says, "Don Winslow is a daring and bravura storyteller, and his work is full of characters and language at once frightening, funny, heartbreaking and wholly original. There is really no one like him, and it's a huge honor to have the opportunity to work with him."
Winslow says, "I'm very excited to be working with David Highfill and the entire team at William Morrow/HarperCollins. I have watched closely how strongly they support their authors and how well their books are distributed around the world. These two new books mean a great deal to me and are the product of years of exhaustive research."
Winslow has written nineteen novels, including Savages, The Winter of Frankie Machine, The Kings of Cool, The Power of the Dog, and #1 international bestseller The Cartel, which was voted "Best Book of the Year" by more than sixty publications, including The New York Times. That book also won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Raymond Chandler Award, adding to the awards Winslow has either won or been nominated for in America, including the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Shamus, the Hammett, the Macavity, the Dilys, the Lefty, and the Barry Award. Internationally, his wins include the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing in Spain, the Raymond Chandler Award in Italy, the Falcon Award in Japan (which he has won four times, more than any other writer), as well as the Kono Mystery ga Sugoi! Award for Best Foreign Translation. In the UK, his recent entry on the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller longlist for The Cartel marks his third nomination for that award, along with one nomination for the Gold Dagger for Best Novel of the Year, for The Kings of Cool.
Film rights to The Cartel were sold to Twentieth Century Fox in a $6 million deal last year and visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott (The Martian, Blade Runner, Alien, Gladiator) is directing.
In addition to his novels Winslow has published fourteen short stories in anthologies and magazines such as Esquire, The LA Times Magazine and Playboy, and has written commentaries for CNN, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, as well a number of major foreign newspapers.
SOURCE The Story Factory