Published in the US by Blumhouse Books / Vintage Books & Anchor Books and the UK and throughout the Commonwealth by Pan Macmillan, The Apartment is the next terrifying and tense book from writing duo SL Grey, also known as Sarah Lotz and Louis Greenberg.
The Apartment is published in the US this October, and in South Africa, Ireland and the Commonwealth in September. If you’re in the UK, though, you’ll have to wait til March 2017.
The Apartment tells the story of Mark and Steph, who are struggling to move on with their lives after an armed break-in at their home shakes their once-idyllic world. A house swap in Paris with a couple they meet online seems to provide the perfect chance to leave their troubles behind them, but the Paris apartment is a run-down wreck and the French couple can’t be reached.
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners / DreamWorks have optioned SL Grey’s upcoming thriller, The Apartment for a film adaptation, Variety magazine reported earlier this week.
The story centers on a couple struggling to move on after armed robbers break into their home and brutalize them. The duo makes a house swap in Paris with a couple they meet online but the supposedly luxurious apartment is run-down and they’re unable to contact the couple. They return home after a series of increasingly unsettling events, with neither able to shake the feeling that there’s now something sinister about their own home.
Macmillan will publish the book in July.
S.L. Grey is a collaboration between Sarah Lotz and Louis Greenberg. Sarah is a novelist and screenwriter and die-hard zombie fanatic. Louis is a Johannesburg-based fiction writer and editor.
Fear runs deep …
Under Ground will be published in the UK in July 2015 and will reach the Commonwealth in August. Editions in Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Korean and Turkish are also coming.
LAUREN BEUKES and SARAH LOTZ will be signing BROKEN MONSTERS (pb) and DAY FOUR at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Wednesday 20th May from 6 – 7pm!
In DAY FOUR, we’re four days into a five day singles cruise on the Gulf of Mexico, when the ageing ship Beautiful Dreamer stops dead in the water. With no electricity and no phone signals, the passengers and crew have no way to call for help. But everyone is certain that rescue teams will come looking for them soon. All they have to do is wait. That is, until the toilets stop working and the food begins to run out. When the body of a woman is discovered in her cabin the passengers start to panic. There’s a murderer on board the Beautiful Dreamer… and maybe something worse.
Hey everyone! Here is a list of the dates, times, and locations I’ll be in the US for various book events and signings. Please feel free to drop by, say hi or throw something at me (No, not really. Unless it’s cake. You can definitely throw cake)!
Sarah Lotz joined Mahvesh from Cape Town, to talk about her new novel ‘The Three’, which has been lauded by none other than Stephen King himself.
Sarah will be appearing at this year’s Franschoek Lit Fest in the following events:
Are there boundaries to your imagination?
Friday, 16 May
New School Hall
Savannah Lotz (aka Lily Herne) grills Louis Greenberg (Dark Windows), Charlie Human (Apocalypse Now-now) and Sarah Lotz (The Three), about their limits, if they have any.
For Love or Money?
Saturday, 17 May
‘Why do you write, if not for money?’ is the question Hagen Engler asks of novelists Gareth Crocker, Sarah Lotz and Kgebetli Moele.
“They’re here … The boy. The boy watch the boy watch the dead people oh Lordy there’s so many … They’re coming for me now. We’re all going soon. All of us. Pastor Len warn them that the boy he’s not to…”
– The last words of Pamela May Donald (1961 – 2012)
Black Thursday. The day that will never be forgotten. The day that four passenger planes crash, at almost exactly the same moment, at four different points around the globe.
There are only four survivors. Three are children, who emerge from the wreckage seemingly unhurt. But they are not unchanged. The fourth is Pamela May Donald, who lives just long enough to record a voice message on her phone. A message that will change the world.
The message is a warning…
A trailer for The Three by Sarah Lotz has been released by UK publishers Hodder and Stoughton on the book’s website. The Three is the first half of a six-figure, two-book deal Lotz made with Hodder and Stoughton in 2012.
The TV rights to The Three and the sequel, Day Four, were acquired by London’s Company Pictures towards the end of last year.
Check out the official The Three website at http://www.thethreebook.com/
Kate Sinclair – former UK Film Council and Film 4 book scout discovered the books for Company and will executive produce the series, with Lotz acting as a consultant.
Pan Macmillan is thrilled to announce the acquisition of two S. L. Grey novels by Julie Crisp, Editorial Director, in a six-figure deal with agent Oli Munson, of AM Heath, after a hard-fought pre-Frankfurt auction. Rights have already been sold in Germany, France and Holland.
A high concept thriller with overtones of Stephen King, Underground takes place in The Sanctum, a luxurious, self-sustaining survival condominium situated fifty feet underground in a remote location in rural Maine. It’s a plush bolt-hole for the rich and paranoid – a place where they can wait out the apocalypse in style.
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Sarah Lotz has accepted a pre-emptive six-figure offer from UK publishers Hodder and Stoughton for her novel The Three, as well as another book.
Lotz’s agent, Oliver Munson, submitted a partial manuscript to a group of editors ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair and the deal was snapped up by Hodder and Stoughton less than a day later.
Over the last decade South African genre fiction has been slowly making its presence known, but nothing could have prepared us for the impact that District 9 would have, both on how our product is viewed internationally, and more importantly how it is viewed here at home.
Add to that Lauren Beukes winning the Arthur C Clarke Award earlier this year for her second novel Zoo City and suddenly our genre stories are beginning to find audiences both at home and abroad..
Which brings me to SL Grey.
SL Grey’s debut novel, The Mall, has literally exploded onto the market, with critics all over the world almost unanimously praising it. Words commonly associated with The Mall tend towards “weird” “surreal” and “terrifying”, all of them fitting.