Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency

Nosy Crow snaps up high-octane MG series from Star Wars writer and film critic, Tom Huddleston

DKW is delighted to announce the acquisition of two books from Tom Huddleston, author, musician and film journalist by Nosy Crow. The first of these, FLOODWORLD, will be published in February 2019 accompanied by an ambitious marketing and PR campaign.

Kirsty Stansfield at Nosy Crow bought world rights from Ella Kahn at the Diamond Kahn and Woods Literary Agency.

FLOODWORLD is a gripping, action-packed story for 10+ readers. Kara and Joe spend their days navigating the perilous waterways of a sunken city, scratching out a living in the ruins. But when they come into possession of a mysterious map, they find themselves in a world of trouble. Suddenly everyone’s after them: gangsters, cops and ruthless Mariner pirates in their hi-tech submarines. The two children must find a way to fight back before Floodworld’s walls come tumbling down…

Tom Huddleston is the author of three of the official Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space saga. He was raised in north Yorkshire and is now based in London. The sequel to FLOODWORLD will be published in early 2020.

Kirsty Stansfield, head of fiction at Nosy Crow, comments: ‘Tom’s written a brilliantly dynamic adventure packed with ideas and heart – it really stays with you long after the last bombshell has been dropped. We’re delighted to be publishing FLOODWORLD, and beyond!”

Tom Huddleston comments: ‘I’m so thrilled to be working with Nosy Crow on FLOODWORLD. From the first meeting arranged by my agent Ella Kahn they seemed keenly engaged with the world I was building and with the characters who populate it. I can’t wait for Nosy Crow to get it out into the world, and into the hands of readers.’

Ella Kahn comments: ‘FLOODWORLD is a rich, exciting and original adventure, and from the beginning Nosy Crow’s vision for the book has been ambitious and creative – I couldn’t be more thrilled that they’re publishing Tom!’