NEW BOOK DEAL!
June 23, 2021
HIS NAME IS GEORGE FLOYD
by Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa
WP reporters Robert Samuels and Toluse Olorunnipa's HIS NAME IS GEORGE FLOYD: ONE MAN'S LIFE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE, a biography of George Floyd, placing his life in the context of this country's larger history of systemic racism in housing, health care, education, prisons, and policing, to offer a look into the forces and experiences that shaped Floyd while contrasting his trajectory with that of Derek Chauvin and the events that ultimately brought the two men together, to Ibrahim Ahmad at Viking, at auction, for publication in May 2022, by Karen Brailsford and Todd Shuster at Aevitas Creative Management on behalf of The Washington Post (NA).
Rights also to Andrea Henry at Transworld (UK), at auction, by Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein; to Fischer (Germany), in a pre-empt, by Uwe Neumahr at Agence Hoffman; to Marginesy (Poland), in a pre-empt, by Piotr Wawrzenczyk at Book/lab Literary Agency; and to Like (Finland), in a pre-empt, by Willem Bisseling at Sebes & Bisseling.
Read the award-winning Washington Post series, "George Floyd's America," that inspired the book here.