WORLDWIDE: Author Micah Yongo
MANCUNIAN AUTHOR Micah Yongo has signed a new book deal with an award-winning publishing house which will see his book, 'Lost Gods', on sale worldwide as of April next year.
Yongo, of Nigerian heritage, has been signed to international sci-fi and fantasy publishing house Angry Robot, an former imprint of HarperCollins.
Lost Gods, his debut, is an African folklore-infused epic fantasy, centred around a teenage assassin hunted by his own brotherhood as he seeks to uncover a supernatural conspiracy.
Yongo, known for his contributions to The Nubian Times and Media Diversified as well as to The Voice, comments:
"Naturally, I'm incredibly thrilled at the prospect of sharing the world of Lost Gods with readers. To be working with a publisher as bold and dynamic as Angry Robot only makes it that much more exciting."
Yongo publishers Angry Robot won the 2016 British Fantasy Award for Best Publisher and its Manchester-based novel Graft written by Matt Hill, also of Manchester, has been shortlisted for the Philip K Dick Award.
Marc Gascoigne, Angry Robot's managing director and publisher commented:
"On reading the manuscript for Lost Gods we were astounded by the quality and breadth of Micah's writing.”
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