US-based Indian author debuts with record advance

Sarita Mandanna, a US-based Indian author, has created ripples in the publishing world as her “Tiger Hills” has received the largest advance Penguin India house has so far paid for a debut novel.

David Godwin Associates Ltd, the Britain-based literary agency, has sold “Tiger Hills” to Penguin Books-India for an undisclosed amount.

David Godwin Associates spokesperson Sophie Hoult refused to divulge the exact amount but said the deal was in seven figures.

Source:  The Hindustan Times