Press release

HarperCollins acquires new novel by Station Eleven author Emily St. John Mandel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Toronto; October 19, 2017)

Jennifer Lambert of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd has acquired Canadian rights to Emily St. John Mandel’s The Glass Hotel, with plans to publish in 2019.

Knopf in the US and Picador in the UK have also acquired rights in their territories.

In 2004, a young cook disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania. Four years later, a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it. Moving back and forth in time, The  Glass Hotel traces the intriguing tangle of lives in New York, Mauritania and the coast of British Columbia—home to The Glass Hotel.

“Emily St. John Mandel’s brilliant and bestselling Station Eleven has stayed with me, with scenes or images surfacing again and again. I read The Glass Hotel with great anticipation and was immediately transported by  Emily’s haunting, knife-sharp storytelling and her depiction of our most human tendencies for both hope and hubris. Emily St. John Mandel has written another extraordinary novel that her readers will love,” said Jennifer  Lambert, Editorial Director at HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

“I loved working with Jennifer Lambert and her equally wonderful colleagues on Station Eleven, and am delighted to have the opportunity to work with them again on the new novel,” said Emily St. John Mandel.

Mandel’s most recent book, Station Eleven, was lauded by critics and readers alike. It was an international bestseller and won the Toronto Book Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. It was a finalist for the National Book Award,  the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Sunburst Award. It was also honoured as one of the longlisted books for CBC Canada Reads, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Station Eleven is being developed into a premium television series by Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell’s Stone Village Productions.

The Glass Hotel deal was brokered by Katherine Fausset at Curtis Brown US in North America and Anna Webber at United Agents in the UK.

Known worldwide for the quality of its list, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd is the proud home of many bestselling and award-winning authors, including Lawrence Hill, Emma Donoghue, Thomas King, Heather O’Neill, Hilary Mantel, Rachel Cusk, Jessie Burton, Frances Itani, Colum McCann, Helen Humphreys and many more.

HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With 200 years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins  publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 17 languages, and has a print and digital catalogue of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Nobel Prize, the  Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the Newbery and Caldecott Medals and the Man Booker Prize. HarperCollins, headquartered in New York, is a subsidiary of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS,  NWSLV) and can be visited online at

Date Posted

October 19, 2017


HarperCollins acquires new novel by Station Eleven author Emily St. John Mandel


Colleen Simpson

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