New book deal for comedy agent turned author Hannah Begbie | HarperFiction snaps up two more novels

New book deal for comedy agent turned author Hannah Begbie

HarperFiction snaps up two more novels

Hannah Begbie, the comedy agent turned author, has signed a new deal with HarperFiction to write two new novels. 

The first, The Last Party, is described as a ‘darkly funny portrayal of friendship… and the struggle to truthfully connect in a world where every moment is shareable’.

When Stella, the life and soul of every party, dies suddenly, six of her oldest friends arrange a last get-together in the wilds of Scotland, and discover each has a different version of the true Stella.

Begbie says: ‘Sharing stories feels more important than ever in these socially distanced times. It’s a real privilege to play a part in that.’

And Lynne Drew, publishing director of HarperFiction says: ‘With this new book Hannah is reaching deep into contemporary life with dark friendships, secrets and unreliable memories. We are so excited to have this’

The new deal comes ahead of the publication of  Begbie’s second novel, Blurred Lines, this August. 

Billed as  ‘a timely and compelling portrayal of what it costs to speak out’, it revolves around a woman who walks in on her boss having an affair with a woman who subsequently accused him of rape.

Begbie’s debut novel, Mother, was published in 2018.

Published: 27 May 2020

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