Canelo to publish new women's fiction novel by Kirsten Hesketh

Canelo set to publish a new women’s fiction novel, Another Us by Kirsten Hesketh

Commissioning editor Emily Bedford has acquired World English language rights to a new standalone novel by Kirsten Hesketh from Felicity Trew at Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency. 

What do you do when your marriage starts to fall apart when you need it most? In Another Us, when Emma and Daniel’s son is diagnosed with autism it answers a lot of their questions. But it also raises one big one: can they beat the statistic that says 80% of marriages with an autistic child break down? 

Emily Bedford says: ‘Kirsten is a wonderful author who brings compassion, humour and warmth to a story that challenges our conceptions of what a ‘typical’ family looks like. I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with her on Another Us – it’s a beautifully compelling story that will make you laugh one instant and bring a tear to your eye the next, and I cannot wait for everyone to experience this rich and real novel.’

Kirsten Hesketh says: ‘I’m so proud that a publisher as innovative and generally fabulous as Canelo has shown such confidence in my debut. Right from the start, they’ve really understood what I’m trying to achieve with Another Us and their enthusiasm is contagious. It’s been fabulous working with Emily and the whole professional and friendly team. Thanks also to my brilliant agent Felicity for plucking me from the slushpile and having such faith in my writing. Happy days!’

Felicity Trew says: ‘I knew Kirsten was a talent to watch from the moment her manuscript Another Us landed on my desk. Full of humour, tenderness and piercing honesty, I was transfixed by Kirsten’s ability to capture the beautiful pain and joy of everyday family life. I read the full manuscript in one sitting and couldn’t move until I’d got to the end. I’m thrilled Canelo are publishing Kirsten’s exciting debut title and am extremely animated about her publishing career ahead.’

Another Us will be published in May 2020, in ebook. For more information please contact