Published: 03rd September 2020
Faridah Abike-Iyimide, 21-year-old author from United Kingdom signs 7-figure book deal
Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, announced Thursday that it would publish Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé's highly anticipated debut
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 Thursday 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 US 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.