6 Book Deal with Simon & Schuster and Oxford University Press

I am thrilled to finally be allowed to announce my 6 Picture Book Deal!

In a frenzied multi-way auction, my agent, Stephanie Thwaites of Curtis Brown, has acquired two 3-book deals for me with Oxford University Press (OUP) and Simon & Schuster (S&S).

My debut picture book, inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, is called Red and the City. It will be published by Oxford University Press Children’s as a beautiful hardback edition in the UK in September 2018, with the paperback following in summer 2019.

My amazing editor, Peter Marley from OUP, says:

Red and the City is a highly original and thoughtful picture book that seeks to reassure children about their ability to navigate their way through the modern world and follow their hearts. It is a stunning debut that announces Marie Voigt as an exceptional new picture book talent.”

Now, after months of hard work together with Pete from OUP, I hope that Red and the City will soon bring as much joy as I had making it. I won’t have much time to dwell on that though. Returning from Frankfurt Book Fair, where I’m hoping to help drive foreign right sales for Red and the City, I’m looking forward to starting work on my next picture book with the fantastic team from Simon & Schuster.

At S&S, I’ll be working closely with the superb Editorial Director for Picture Books, Helen Mackenzie Smith, who says: “We are absolutely thrilled to be publishing Marie Voigt on the S&S UK Children’s list. The warmth of her stories combined with her exquisite illustrations mark her out as a very special picture book talent to watch.”