At Cornerstone, Emma Rose has acquired Daphne Kalotay's 'luminous' debut RUSSIAN WINTER from Cathryn Summerhayes at William Morris, whose colleague, Dorian Karchmar, sold US rights to HarperCollins in a major six-figure deal last month. Rose says:'Russian Winter quite simply captured my heart. An evocative story of passion, envy and betrayal set against the backdrop of the tumultuous and dangerous Soviet years, intertwined with the mystery and intrigue of a present-day narrative driving out secrets of a tragic past . . . Daphne has created an entrancing debut which I m very proud and excited to be publishing.' Cornerstone will publish as a Century trade paperback in summer 2010 to tie in with the US launch. Rights have also sold into a further five countries.
Kalotay is the author of Calamity and Other Stories (Doubleday, 2005). She has an MA from Boston University's Creative Writing Programme and a PhD in Modern and Contemporary Literature. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Good Housekeeping and many literary magazines, and she has received fellowships from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation, the Fondation de La Napoule, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. A recipient of the W K Rose Fellowship in the Creative Arts from Vassar College, she currently teaches Creative Writing at Boston University.