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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Steve Boykey Sidley Press Release from Pan MacMillan

It's a wonderful time for South African writers. First The Shining Girls got critical international acclaim and has been optioned by Leonardo di Caprio, and now we have wonderful news regarding Steve Sidley!

On 12 August 2013, Pan Macmillan South Africa announced that Steven Boykey Sidley, award winning author of Entanglement and Stepping Out, has been signed to the prestigious French publishing house Belfond, which will be translating both books into French for sale in francophone countries. Belfond is the publisher of French translations of Lionel Shriver, Douglas Kennedy, Woody Allen, Kafka and other notable authors.

The deal was initiated and facilitated by Pan Macmillan South Africa's publisher, Andrea Natrass, through the French literary agency, Agence Michelle Lapautre.

Steven Boykey Sidley has divided his adult life between the United States of America and South Africa. He has meandered through careers as an animator, chief technology officer for a Fortune 500 company, jazz musician, software developer, video game designer, private equity investor and high technology entrepreneur. After releasing his debut novel, Entanglement in 2012, Sidley wrote his second novel, Stepping Out, which was released in February 2013. Sidley's third novel, Imperfect Solo, will be published by Picador South Africa early in 2014.

The arrival of Steven Boykey Sidley on the South African literary scene has been incredibly exciting with a Sunday Times fiction shortlist and the UJ Debut Award for Entanglement. It was only a matter of time before international publishers started to take notice, and Pan Macmillan is absolutely delighted that a publisher of the stature of Belfond has brought the French rights to both Entanglement and Sidley's second novel Stepping Out. "
Terry Morris, Managing Director of Pan Macmillan South Africa.  

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