Atia Abawi

Foreign correspondent and Middle East based author

Book Deal Announcement

I'm late in sharing the news but my new book 'A Land Of Permanent Goodbyes' was officially announced in December. I can't wait to share more with you! I'm very excited to continue working with my amazing editor Jill Santopolo and the Philomel/Penguin team!

Publishers Weekly:

'Abawi Sells YA Novel to Philomel

In a second deal involving Inkwell’s Stephen Barbara, the agent sold world English rights to Atia Abawi’s YA novel A Land of Permanent Goodbyes to Jill Santopolo of Philomel Books. Abawi, a journalist and former Afghanistan-based foreign correspondent for NBC News and CNN, is also the author of The Secret Sky (Speak, 2014), for which she was named a 2014 Publishers Weekly Flying Start. According to Barbara, A Land of Permanent Goodbyes centers on “Tareq, a Syrian teenager who, after losing most of his family in an air strike, begins a harrowing journey with his sister to Europe.”'

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