Kiwi author's debut novel sparks international bidding war

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Author Jacqueline Bublitz. (Photo / The Virtue)
Author Jacqueline Bublitz. (Photo / The Virtue)

Kiwi author's debut novel sparks international bidding war

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 9 May 2021, 12:32PM

The debut novel from Taranaki author Jacqueline Bublitz has set the international publishing world alight.

Before You Knew My Name is a crime novel exploring trauma, connection and the cultural obsession with Dead Girls.

It’s been pitched as The Lovely Bones for the MeToo era and earned high praise from mega-star author Marian Keys, who described it as “unusual, beautiful, feminist, gripping, deserves to win prizes”.

And the book is now getting published worldwide after sparking a massive bidding war between publishers.

Bublitz joined Francesca Rudkin from her home in New Plymouth to discuss the excitement around her novel.

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