Polis Books has acquired the North American and audio rights for two novels by bestselling author Louise Phillips, RED RIBBONS and THE DOLL’S HOUSE, the first in the award-winning crime series featuring criminal psychologist Kate Pearson. RED RIBBONS was nominated for the Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year and THE DOLL’S HOUSE won the award, and this marks the first time this acclaimed author has been published in North America.
In a deal struck with Ger Nichol of The Book Bureau, Polis plans to release RED RIBBONS in paperback and ebook in the U.S. and Canada in the Fall of 2016, with THE DOLL’S HOUSE to follow in 2017.
Jason Pinter, Founder and Publisher of Polis Books, says, “Polis Books is always looking for standout works of commercial fiction, and we are thrilled to have acquired these fantastic novels. From the very beginning Polis has had a simple goal, to publish the very best in popular fiction. Louise Phillips has earned tremendous acclaim abroad, and I’m beyond excited to introduce her to eager readers in North America. I can’t wait for people to meet Kate Pearson.”
Phillips says she is delighted to have signed with Polis Books for North American distribution: “I very quickly realised Polis Books was right for me. Once Jason Pinter gobbled up both books while on vacation and loved them, I became aware of how dynamic and progressive a publisher Polis Books were.”
LOUISE PHILLIPS’s debut novel, RED RIBBONS, was nominated for the Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year, and her second novel, THE DOLL’S HOUSE, won the award. Louise’s work has formed part of many literary anthologies, and she has won both the Jonathan Swift Award and the Irish Writers’ Centre Lonely Voice platform, along with being shortlisted for the Molly Keane Memorial Award, Bridport UK, and many others. She is the recipient of an arts bursary for literature, and this year, she was awarded a writers’ residency at Cill Rialaig Artist retreat. She was also a judge on the Irish panel for the EU Literary Award. Visit her at www.louisephillips.com.