Congratulations to Nafiza! Nafiza’s debut novel, The Candle and the Flame, has been acquired by Scholastic. Mark your calendars: this gem is coming out in 2019.
The photo, taken from Publishers Weekly’s Rights Report for the week of April 9, reads:
Lisa Sandell at Scholastic has acquired Nafiza Azad’s debut, The Candle and the Flame. Set in a city along the Silk Road that has become a refuge for those of all faiths, the YA fantasy is about a young woman with mysterious origins and two clans of powerful djinn who threaten to destroy her peace, and the unlikely alliances she’ll make to survive. Publication is slated for 2019; Katelyn Detweiler at Jill Grinberg LIterary Management handled the deal for North American rights.
Nafiza, congratulations and well done!