Monique Roffey working on new novel
28th July 2010
The next novel by
Monique Roffey has been acquired by publisher Simon &
Roffey, who was shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Prize for
Fiction with The
White Woman on the Green Bicycle, will launch her new book
- provisionally entitled Romany - in spring 2012.
The book's events take place at sea and follow a man who sets
sail with his daughter to make sense of the loss of his wife, home
and baby son in a tropical flood.
Francesca Main, Simon & Schuster senior commissioning
editor, said her firm has 'real passion' for Roffey's writing and
is 'thrilled' to be publishing her next novel.
'I have no doubt that it will be as unique, compelling, sensuous
and resonant as her previous novels and I can't wait for us to
publish it,' she added.
Despite receiving critical acclaim for The White Woman on
the Green Bicycle, Roffey was beaten to the Orange Prize for
Barbara Kingsolver, who clinched the accolade with The