My Friend in Publishing forwards to me the news that there has been a recent “rights” sale of a new work by Shin Kyung-sook.
PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOM author and NYT bestseller Kyung-sook Shin’s I’LL BE RIGHT THERE!, about young love, youthful friendships, first college days and a mentor/professor who changes the lives of all of his students, to Robin Desser of Knopf, Louse Dennys of Knopf Canada and Luann Walther for Vintage, for publication in Spring 2013, by Barbara Zitwer Agency and KL Management.
In other words, pretty much the same group of characters who successfully shepherded Please Look After Mom to success. If you are a member of Publishers Marketplace, you can see this message in its entirety by logging in here.
The publication date, and a quick scan of Shin’s work in Korean, suggests that this will be an entirely new book. So that’s something for readers in both English and Korean to look forward to. KTLIT previously reported this as a rumor and with a slightly different title, I’ll Be There.