Is Samantha Shannon The Next J.K. Rowling?
Oxford undergraduate Samantha Shannon, who has been touted as “the next J.K. Rowling” (no pressure) has signed a six-figure deal with Bloomsbury.
Shannon’s futuristic fantasy novel, The Bone Season, was purchased immediately after Bloomsbury’s editor-in-chief Alexandra Pringle read it.
“Samantha is just fizzing with ideas,” Pringle said. “The book is an utterly consuming adventure and we are committed to the seven [books in the series].”
The book will be published in September 2013, soon after Samantha’s graduation from Oxford.