4th Estate has won a five-way auction for a literary crime thriller The Plotters by South Korean writer Un-su Kim.

Anna Kelly, commissioning editor at the HarperCollins imprint, acquired the UK and European rights to the title, which has attracted offers from all over the world and is currently “being fought over” by international film and TV companies.

Translated from Korean by Sora Kim-Russell, the novel was sold by Sarah Lutyens at Lutyens & Rubinstein, on behalf of Text Publishing in Australia. Text bought world English language rights from Barbara Zitwer acting on behalf of Joseph Lee at Korean Literary Management.

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