A Devil Comes to Town

A Devil Comes to Town

Paolo Maurensig, Anne Milano Appel


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A small village full of aspiring writers + The devil in the form of a hot-shot publisher = A refined and engaging literary parable on narcissism, vainglory and human weakness • Lead title with first printrun of 30,000 • 1200 galleys, ABA White Box mailing • Internationally acclaimed Italian author, translated into 25 languages • Longseller, The Lüneburg Variation, over 2 million copies sold in Italy • Rave reviews in Italian Press • Author won the prestigious Bagutta Prize • So much fun to be had with a “Book Deal with the Devil” campaign including BEA Buzz campaign, costumes, customer giveaway items, digital assets, viral sharing campaign, online takeovers of author-facing trade platforms • Especially recommended for publishing world adherents (publishers, booksellers, authors, reviewers, literary prize jury members) who will recognize and enjoy the fun that’s being made of their bubble. • With his typical magnetic, hypnotic, and irresistible literary style of writing, frequently compared to the style of Franz Kafka, Maurensig has conquered the hearts of many fans all over Italy and Europe. • https://www.nytimes.com/1997/12/17/books/books-of-the-times-the-holocaust-as-a-chessboard-pawn-in-a-suicide.html • ‘A diabolical game that convinces from start to finish and pulls the reader into a plot so intriguing and absorbing that it almost feels like reading a thriller.’ —Liberidiscrivere