It’s been some time coming, but I’m delighted to announce that Solaris Books have bought mass market paperback edition rights to Osama! The mass market edition will be available in both the US and the UK and is due to be released in October 2012. It will use the same cover art as the PS edition, by the brilliant Pedro Marques.
In addition to that, my tireless agent has also sold Polish and Hungarian rights to the novel: Hungarian rights were bought by Ad Astra via Gynn Kalman of the Torus Books Agency on behalf of Zeno, and Polish rights went to MAG in a deal negotiated by Patrycja Swiat at ANAW Literary Agency on behalf of Zeno.
And, shortly after announcing this yesterday, I also found out that Osama is nominated for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Novel. It’s in fantastic company there.