Exhibit A, Angry Robot's crime imprint, have acquired World English Language rights to two novels by Charles Lambert. The first to be published will be THE VIEW FROM THE TOWER, a gripping psychological thriller about friendship, love and betrayal.
In the same week, Scott Pack of The Friday Project acquired UK & BC rights excluding Canada in Lambert's haunting and highly original WITH A ZERO AT ITS HEART, a sequence of short texts, each of exactly 120 words. Arranged by theme, including objects, clothes, sex, danger, travel, work, theft, animals, money, language, among others, these form striking glimpses – comic, tender, shocking, enigmatic – of one man's life.
Charles Lambert is also the author of two novels, LITTLE MONSTERS (Picador 2008) and ANY HUMAN FACE (Picador 2010), praised by Jake Kerridge in the Telegraph as a 'beautifully written crime story that brings to life the Rome that tourists don't see'.
Isobel Dixon remarked that these deals showcase Charles's 'immense talent and versatility'.
THE VIEW FROM THE TOWER and WITH A ZERO AT ITS HEART are both due to be published in early 2014.
Praise for Charles Lambert:
'Charles Lambert is a seriously good writer, one deserving of encouragement and recognition.' -- Beryl Bainbridge
'Charles Lambert writes as if his life depends on it. He takes risks at every turn.' -- Hannah Tinti author of THE GOOD THIEF
'Lambert is really very good indeed.' -- Scott Pack