Translation Rights  |  Sep 19, 2019

Rae DelBianco attends Deauville American Film Festival

Last week, Rae DelBianco was presented with the Le Prix Litteraire Lucien Barriere for her debut novel Rough Animals, at the Deauville American Film Festival in France. Following the huge success of Rough Animals in France, DelBianco attended the ceremony in person to be presented with the award. Rough Animals was named #13 in a ranking of the top 50 books of the whole Rentrée Littéraire in the French booksellers’ magazine - one of just a handful of translated titles to be included.

Rough Animals tells the story of Wyatt Smith and his twin sister Lucy, who have scraped by on their family’s Utah ranch by themselves until one morning, Wyatt is shot by a young girl. This takes him on an epic twelve-day odyssey through a nightmarish world as he seeks restitution