Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead has acquired world rights in two novels from debut author Steffanie Edward. The first, NOTHING STAYS IN THE DARK FOREVER, tells the story of a British woman whose dying father tells her about his journey from St Lucia as part of the Windrush generation, including a secret he has carried for his daughter’s whole life. This unforgettable novel is a perfect book club read, that deals with powerful themes of family, identity and the journeys we take that define us.
‘From the moment I picked up Steffanie’s manuscript, I was completely swept away – both by her incredibly personal, emotional writing style, but also by the feeling that I was reading a story that needed to be told. I’m so proud to be publishing this book and can’t wait for readers to experience what I have, from a truly exceptional new voice in fiction.’
‘I am overjoyed to have found a publisher who loves my story and characters as much as I’ve enjoyed creating them. I’m super excited and thrilled to be working with Isobel and the rest of the efficient and attentive Bookouture team. Most of all, I am looking forward to sharing my stories with readers.’