Publishing Director Anne McNeil has bought UK & Commonwealth rights to I AM TRAITOR by Sif Sigmarsdóttir in a two book deal. Sif Sigmarsdóttir is a bestselling author in her native Iceland and I AM TRAITOR is her debut in the English language.
I AM TRAITOR asks: what if there really is life on another planet, and it decides to take you?
McNeil said: "Each generation wonders 'what happens if they land on earth' and for each generation there is a different fantasy. For an army of 11-plus readers, Sif's fantastic book will answer that question in such a way as to leave you breathless."
Hicks said: "I AM TRAITOR is the story of someone who is fighting to hold on to a semblance of normality during the breakdown of everything we take for granted. It's a stunning novel about survival, courage and the prevailing of the human spirit under extreme circumstances."
Sif has been writing children's books for ten years and her novels for young adults are all bestsellers in Iceland. Her most recent book, Freya's Saga, was nominated for the Icelandic Literary Prize, the most prestigious literary award in Iceland
Hodder will publish I AM TRAITOR in autumn 2017. The Bookseller announcement can be read in full here.