Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Manal Al-Sharif's memoir, DARING TO DRIVE to be published in 2015

Congratulations to Manal Al-Sharif, whose forthcoming memoir, DARING TO DRIVE: Growing Up Female in A Men-Onlly Kingdom, was recently sold to Simon and Schuster and is slated to be published in fall, 2015. Below is the blurb from Publishers Marketplace. Kudos to her- and notice it was sold at auction, which means several publishers were vying for this book.

From Publishers Marketplace:
Manal Al-Sharif's DARING TO DRIVE: Growing Up Female in A Men-Only Kingdom, A Memoir of Saudi Arabia, about growing-up female in Saudi Arabia, describing how even the smallest aspects of everyday life are influenced by the country's male guardianship system by one of the leaders of the movement to allow women to drive in the kingdom who was awarded the first Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent and named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World; it covers her arrest and imprisonment for driving as well as hitherto unknown details of her coming of age and her assessment of the kingdom's future, to Priscilla Painton at Simon & Schuster, at auction, for publication in Fall 2015, by Peter Bernstein and Amy Bernstein at Bernstein Literary Agency (World).

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