Posted by hema | Posted in Newsworthy | Posted on 19-10-2009
Geller brings Mandela diaries to Frankfurt ‘auction’
Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown is bringing the book of the fair to Frankfurt‚ Nelson Mandela’s unseen diaries, letters, and personal thoughts spanning his lifetime including his 27 years of imprisonment and five years as South African president.
A “select auction” for the 100,000-word title was held on the eve of the fair with Pan Macmillan buying UK rights for a “significant” sum. Geller said that since sending out the book on Friday (9th October) there had been an “amazing” response with offers “in play” in the US, Denmark, Israel, Portugal, Italy and Holland. Geller is handling worldwide rights to the book on behalf of New Zealand-based packager P Q Blackwell, a previous publisher of Mandela, who approached Geller to agent the book after Mandela bestowed his entire archive on the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
- Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (ISBN: 9780316034784)
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