Paulo Coelho moves to Penguin Random House in the UK, Australia and India

Susan Sandon, Managing Director of Cornerstone, has acquired rights to Paulo Coelho’s new novel, ADULTERY, acting on behalf of Hutchinson at Cornerstone, Hamish Hamilton in Australia and New Zealand, and Penguin Random House India.
The six figure acquisition, with separate deals for each territory, was struck with Mônica R. Antunes at Sant Jordi Asociados.

ADULTERY will be published this August simultaneously with Knopf in the US.

ADULTERY is a thought-provoking novel about the blurred lines between love and infatuation, adventure and self-sabotage. Linda is happily married to a wealthy man, has two children and works as a journalist – she knows she is lucky which only makes her unhappiness more confusing. While being afraid of change, she is also terrified of life continuing as it is. A meeting with a politician, and ex-boyfriend, ignites a side of her she thought had been shut-down with far-reaching consequences for everyone. The inspirational message for the reader is that you need to discover the passion in the life you have, not the life you imagine.

Jocasta Hamilton, Publishing Director, Hutchinson says: ‘Paulo Coelho is one of a handful of authors who can claim to have touched the lives of millions and this book will speak to everyone and anyone who has ever wondered ‘is this it?’ The opportunity to work closely with our international colleagues to deliver a stand-out global publication with a truly international bestselling author is thrilling and we’re all incredibly excited to be part of the Paulo Coelho phenomenon.’

Paulo Coelho has sold more than 150 million books worldwide. His work is published in 80 languages and he is the most translated living author in the world. Paulo has an enormous digital media presence. He is the writer with the highest number of social media followers reaching over 17 million fans through his Facebook page and 9 million followers on Twitter.

For further information, please contact Emma Mitchell, Hutchinson Publicity Director