All well and good, the first novel for grown-ups by Mirjam Oldenhave, Dutch author of bestselling children’s books on Mister Twister, was preempted in its first week of publication (Ambo|Anthos). Publisher HarperCollins was immediately delighted by the charming, tragicomic feel-good novel, and quickly offered a preempt to get it off the table before the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Acquiring editor Maya Gause at HarperCollins Germany was completely captured by the book, which she read in one sitting: ‘Moving and inspiring – I immediately fell in love with All Well and Good and couldn’t put it down. Mirjam Oldenhave created an extraordinary and charming cast of outsiders – from lonely child to illegal refugee – who join in common cause and work together despite their differences. Perfectly balanced between humorous and sad, All Well and Good is a very hopeful novel.’
Last week the last Mister Twister movie received a Golden Calf, the prestigious Dutch annual movie award, and now Mirjams work for adults will find its way to a bigger audience as well.