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French Translation of Finding Soutbek

November 17, 2015

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve signed a contract with éditions de l’Aube for the French language version of Finding Soutbek by Karen Jennings.

Finding Soutbek will be translated by BenoÌÄå¨te Dauvergne and is expected to be published by éditions de l’Aube in autumn 2016.

Publisher Bernadette Jansen op de Haar comments: ‘It’s lovely to see Finding Soutbek, which arrived as an unsolicited manuscript in my inbox, going from strength to strength, and it is now being translated into French. It has been a pleasure to deal with Manon Viard from éditions de l’Aube about contractual issues and I’m looking forward to working with her in the future.’

Finding Soutbek (published in June 2012) is a novel about the real conditions that shape the lives of ordinary, marginalised people in present-day South Africa. It was shortlisted for the inaugural Etisalat Prize, 2013.

Besides being the author of Finding Soutbek, Karen Jennings has written Away from the Dead (Holland Park Press, September 2014) and her work has won several awards including the Commonwealth Africa Region prize.

All enquiries to Bernadette Jansen op de Haar, publisher, (tel) +44 (0) 7792611929 (email)

Finding Soutbek in available from this website in print and ebook formats.