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Press Release: Deals Done
Transworld Acquires A New Novel From Chan Koonchung

Posted at 9:14PM Tuesday 05 Mar 2013

Doubleday Editorial Director Jane Lawson has acquired THE UNBEARABLE DREAMWORLD OF CHAMPA THE DRIVER, a second novel by the internationally acclaimed Chinese writer, Chan Koonchung. World rights were acquired from the Peony Agency based in Hong Kong. Chung's debut novel, THE FAT YEARS, was published in 15 territories.

Says Lawson, 'Chung's new work is a Chinese road novel, strongly influenced by Western writers like J G Ballard and Chuck Palahniuk. Its twisting plot, strong voice, vivid characterisation, humour and atmosphere will bring Chan Koonchung many new readers around the world.' THE UNBEARABLE DREAMWORLD follows the adventures of a young Tibetan driver in Lhasa who provides chauffeuring services for his Chinese employer, while also sleeping with her. Until he runs away to Beijing, taking her favourite Toyota and iphone, leaving her irate and vengeful.

THE UNBEARABLE DREAMWORLD OF CHAMPA THE DRIVER will be published in May 14 2014, and will be translated by Nicky Harman.

For US rights contact H.Edwards@transworld-publishers.co.uk and for translation rights contact A-K.Ziser@transworld-publishers.co.uk




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