We are thrilled to announce that UK/Commonwealth rights (excl. Canada) to award-winning poet, author, and poetry editor at the Minola Review Paola Ferrante’s HER BODY AMONG ANIMALS, a short story collection in which women confront and challenge the realities of living in a magic-inflected world among animals, where violence is intertwined with ecological disruptions, in the vein of Karen Russell and Carmen Maria Machado, has been acquired by Gary Budden at Influx Press, for publication in August 2024!

Deal by Marilyn Biderman and Amanda Orozco at Transatlantic Agency.

You can learn more about what the publisher has to say here: https://www.thebookseller.com/rights/influx-press-buys-paola-ferrantes-genre-bending-short-story-collection

Paola Ferrante is a writer living with depression. Her debut poetry collection, What to Wear When Surviving a Lion Attack (2019), was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. She has won Grain Magazine’s Short Grain Contest for Poetry, The New Quarterly’s Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award, Room Magazine’s Fiction Contest, and was longlisted for the 2020 Journey Prize for the story “When Foxes Die Electric.” Her work appears in After Realism: 24 Stories for the 21st Century (2022), Best Canadian Poetry 2021 (2021), North American Review, PRISM International, and elsewhere. She was born, and still resides in, Toronto.

Congratulations Paola!