HC Buys Spanish Rights for Backman Books; Forms Spanish Acquisitions Board

In a number of moves to broaden its Spanish-language publishing program, HarperCollins has acquired world Spanish rights to seven books by Swedish international bestselling author Fredrik Backman,

 and has also formed an International Spanish Acquisitions Board which will work to expand the reach of HC’s Spanish-language titles.

The Backman books were acquired by Judith Curr, who joined HC as president and publisher of HarperOne in April after resigning as president and publisher of the Atria Publishing Group where she published a number of Backman titles. Curr acquired the rights, which includes audio, from Tor Jonasson of the Salomonsson Agency in Stockholm.

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