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Margaret Hart, in association with Italy’s Agenzia Letteraria Internazionale, sold Italian rights to Joseph KertesNational Jewish Book Award-winning Gratitude (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s 2009) to Elliot Edizioni.

First published by Penguin Canada in 2008 and translated by Caleidoscópio (Portugal), also in 2008, Gratitude tells the story of a Hungarian Jewish family that is saved from deportation during the second world war, only to banish from their lives as soon as the war is over the very cousin who rescued them. This is an intelligent, moving novel after The Garden of The Finzi-Continis and Suite Francaise.

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