Genoveva Dimova 2022 © Julie Broadfoot

We are thrilled to announce that Headline Wildfire will be publishing Genoveva Dimova’s Slavic fantasy debut, FOUL DAYS, in the UK! 

Areen Ali, assistant editor, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Chris Scheina at Macmillan US. World English rights were sold to Tor Books US by Brenna English-Loeb at Transatlantic Literary Agency. International rights have been sold in over 9 territories, including Bulgarian, French, German, Spanish, Polish and Italian.

Book one of The Witch’s Compendium of Monsters duology, FOUL DAYS is an action-packed fantasy rooted in Bulgarian mythology which follows monster-slaying witch Kosara, who lives in the walled city of Chernograd and is being hunted down by the Zmey, known as the Tsar of Monsters. Kosara’s only choice is to trade her shadow, the source of her powers, for a quick escape. But when she develops a deadly sickness that plagues shadowless witches, she’s forced to team up with a suspiciously honourable detective to retrieve it. To get her shadow back, Kosara will have to face a bigger threat than she ever imagined – and she’s only got twelve days.

Genoveva Dimova is a fantasy author and archaeologist. Originally from Bulgaria, she now lives in Scotland with her partner and a small army of houseplants. She believes in writing what you know, so her work often features Balkan folklore, the immigrant experience, and protagonists who get into incredible messes out of pure stubbornness. When she’s not writing, she likes to explore old ruins, climb even older hills, and listen to practically ancient rock music.

FOUL DAYS will be published in paperback, ebook and audio June 25th 2024.

Congratulations Genoveva!