Nancy Yi Fan has signed a book deal with HarperCollins. This may not seem to be truly interesting news except for the fact that she's 11. Well, she's 11 in the Guardian article and 12 on HarperCollins website. I'm going to go with info from HarperCollins because the Guardian article also says that she lives in rural China, whereas HarperCollins reports that she was born in China, but moved to the States when she was seven and now lives in Florida. Fan simply emailed her manuscript to the chief executive of the publishing house and it all took off from there...
The novel, Swordbird, is a fantasy about warring clans of birds and was written after the young author wanted to spread a message of peace in a post 9/11 world. Swordbird will be available early next year.

1 comment:

Aylin said...

SWORDBIRD is really a great read!!!!
I found Nancy Yi Fan's website at