Benjamin Johncock’s BURNING BLUE sold to Picador USA!

Benjamin Johncock’s incredible debut, BURNING, BLUE, has been bought at auction by Elizabeth Bruce of Picador USA, to be published in Summer 2015.

BURNING, BLUE is a stunning evocation of the life of an US astronaut, Jim Harrison, in the 1950/60s Space Race, and the excitement of being chosen to fly into space paralleled alongside terrible personal tragedy wrought upon Jim, his wife, and their marriage.

Ben’s short fiction has been published by The Junket and The Fiction Desk, and in 2012 he won an American Literary Merit Award and the National Short Story Day competition. He received a grant from Arts Council England to write BURNING, BLUE, his first novel.