We're very pleased to share that Simon & Schuster imprint, Scribner is set to publish Nancy Campbell's debut non-fiction title, The Library of Ice.
Scribner's Rowan Cope said that the book “demonstrate[s] the vibrancy of British narrative non-fiction at the moment”.
The Library of Ice combines memoir with scientific and cultural history. The poet and writer spans the northern reaches of Greenland and the British Museum via the ice houses of Calcutta and the ice hockey rinks of the Middle East as well as offering insights into Arctic communities and European archives of ice.
A spokesperson said: “The Library of Ice evokes the interplay of people and their environment on a fragile planet, and a writer’s quest to define the value of her work in a disappearing landscape.”
Cope acquired world English language rights from Kirsty McLachlan here at DGA, and it is due to be published in hardback in late 2018.
Cope said: “All of us here are delighted to welcome Nancy Campbell [...] to Scribner." "Nancy demonstrate[s] the vibrancy of British narrative non-fiction writing at the moment.
"[She also shows the] power of the personal narrative to illuminate issues – such as [...] the environmental crises we face – that can have deep resonance and urgency for us all."