Absolutely thrilled to hear the news that Chatto & Windus have won UK and Commonwealth rights to Deepa Anappara’s debut novel, Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line. The book has now sold in a total of 14 international territories. Deepa was a student on City’s Novel Studio some years ago and has since gone on to do a masters and a Phd in Creative Writing at U.E.A. She’s had an astonishing year already, winning the Bridport Peggy Chapman-Andrews First Novel Award, the Deborah Rogers Award and the Lucy Cavendish Prize. And now this! Congratulations, Deepa. We cannot wait to read this novel!