The Bookseller – Rights – Siege seizes two Kortchik historical fiction books


HQ has picked up two books by historical fiction writer Lana Kortchik.

Belinda Toor, Editorial Director, has acquired worldwide English language rights from Mark Gottlieb of literary agency Trident Media Group. The first book of the transaction, Brothers of the Revolutionwill be released in June 2022.

The book begins in Russia in 1917 when Tsar Nicholas II was forced to abdicate the throne. It follows Sophia Orlova, a young woman bound on both sides of the political fence. Sophia’s husband is an aristocrat, and revolution threatens everything they built together, while her brother, Dimitry, has turned his back on the monarchy and fights for the Red Army.

Kortchik said, “I’m absolutely thrilled to have my next two novels published by HQ. Brothers of the Revolution is a story close to my heart and I can’t wait to share it with the world. I have been fascinated by the Russian Revolution since I was a child in the Soviet Union. I am extremely grateful to Mark Gottlieb, Belinda Toor and the fantastic teams at Trident Media and Head Office for making my dreams come true.

Toor said: “I am so excited to publish two more books by Lana. Lana has skillfully balanced her diligent research with an emotional heart, bringing her characters to life in a raw and relatable way. This upcoming book has all the ingredients that we have come to love Lana – a “strong-willed” heroine, heartbreak and forbidden romance, all told in a compelling political context.”

Mark Gottlieb added: “Trident Media Group and I are very pleased to represent best-selling author Lana Kortchik in the publication of her latest novel of historical fiction which follows a rich tradition of classic works of literature such as Boris Pasternak. Doctor Zhivago.”


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