Transatlantic is happy to announce that world rights to Paul Coccia’s debut YA novel, RECOMMENDED READING, has been acquired by TJ Ohler at Zando Young Readers, with publication set for February 2025!

John Cusick at Folio Literary Management brokered the deal on behalf of Bittersweet Books, and Amy Tompkins at Transatlantic Agency represented the author.

RECOMMENDED READING is a queer, fat-positive love letter to swoony reads, pitched for fans of Kacen Callender and Jenny Han. Bookseller and romance expert Bobby can recommend the perfect read to get over any heartbreak, except his own—until a gorgeous boy waltzes into his bookshop. 

Paul Coccia is the author of the award-winning Cub, The Player, the upcoming I Got You Babe, as well as co-author of On The Line with Eric Walters. He has a specialist in English Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. He is often found baking in his Toronto kitchen with his nephew, three dogs and a parrot that has recently taken to whistling the Jurassic Park theme.

Congratulations Paul!