21-year-old young adult author gets 7-figure book deal

Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on digg
Share on pocket
Share on telegram
Share on reddit
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on stumbleupon
Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on digg
Share on pocket
Share on telegram
Share on reddit
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on stumbleupon

By The Associated Press
Thu Sep 03 2020 08:38


NEW YORK — A 21-year-old author has agreed to a seven-figure deal for a pair of young adult novels.


Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, announced on Sept. 3 that it would publish Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé’s highly anticipated debut, the thriller Ace of Spades, in June 2021. The author also plans a second novel, currently untitled.


Feiwel and Friends is calling Ace of Spades a combination of Gossip Girl and Get Out, the story of two Black students at an overwhelmingly white private school and how they get caught up in a “disturbing and deadly game.”


“I hope readers in the U.S. see that Black people belong in stories like Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, and that above everything else we deserve happy endings,” Àbíké-Íyímídé, a London resident currently attending college in Scotland, said in a statement.


Feiwel acquired North American rights to the two books. Usborne will release Àbíké-Íyímídé’s work in the United Kingdom.

Police fire teargas in Montreal protest

Police deployed teargas without warning onto demonstrators in Montreal during last weekend’s peaceful anti-lockdown protest. It’s estimated that at least 3,000-5,000 people attended the protest,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Passion for the Truth. Compassion for People.

Facts, Logic and Reasoning guide our process

We strive to challenge our own bias through an open sourced platform.

We search for the inner connection between all people aiming to bridge divides.