The follow-up to Annabel Lyon’s Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize“winning novel The Golden Mean will be another novel set in ancient Greece.
According to a press release sent out by Lyon’s agent, Denise Bukowski, The Sweet Girl will tell the story of Aristotle’s daughter Pythias, who fiercely resisted her father’s attempt at the end of his life to arrange her marriage. Pythias appears in The Golden Mean as an infant.
English-Canadian rights for the book were acquired by Random House Canada publisher Anne Collins. The deal was arranged on the basis of a one-page synopsis; a complete manuscript is expected to be delivered in September 2012, with publication scheduled for 2013.