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Federico Axat was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1975. His first novel, Benjamin, was published in Spain by Suma de Letras and translated into Italian. His second novel, El pantano de las mariposas was published in 2013 2013 and has been translated into German, French, Portuguese (Brazil) and Chinese. His third novel La últimasalida is an international phenomenon, translated to more than 30 languages.

Federico Axat’s novels stand out for their high dose of suspense, plot twists and unexpected endings.

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International Rights

La última salida / Kill the next one

An audacious psychological thriller where nothing is what it seems. Ted McKay had it all: a beautiful wife, two daughters, a high-paying job. But after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor he finds himself with a gun to his temple, ready to pull the trigger. Then the doorbell rings. A stranger makes him a proposition: why not kill two deserving men before dying? The first target is a criminal, and the second is a man with terminal cancer who, like Ted, wants to die. After executing these kills, Ted will become someone else's next target, like a kind of suicidal daisy chain. Ted understands the stranger's logic: it's easier for a victim's family to deal with a murder than with a suicide. However, after killing his targets, Ted's reality begins to unravel. KILL THE NEXT ONE, an immersive psychological thriller from an exciting new voice.

AN INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING EVENT: Thirty houses around the world are publishing THE LAST WAY OUT/KILL THE NEXT ONE in 2016 and 2017. To be a major motion picture produced by a Hollywood producer with very well-known films and TV series under their belt, and currently with several Oscar nominations.


The Meadow of the Butterflies

Year after year, people keep going missing under mysterious circumstances in Carnival Falls. Some residents are sure the tragedies have no relation to each other, while still others are convinced something far more sinister than simple accident underlies these baffling deaths. In 1985, 12-year-old Sam and Billy have big expectations for the summer ahead. However when pretty Miranda moves to town, everything is turned upside down. Together they embark on the intricate road from childhood to adolescence, an unexpected adventure that could unravel the mystery of their town´s disappearances…

A coming-of-age novel rife with startling suspense and moments of fantasy, The Meadow of the Butterflies immerses the reader in Axat´s fascinating world, culminating in an astonishing final twist no one will see coming.


El aula 19/Classroom 19 (Digital edition)

An audacious psychological thriller where nothing is what it seems. Ted McKay had it all: a beautiful wife, two daughters, a high-paying job. But after being diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor he finds himself with a gun to his temple, ready to pull the trigger. Then the doorbell rings. A stranger makes him a proposition: why not kill two deserving men before dying? The first target is a criminal, and the second is a man with terminal cancer who, like Ted, wants to die. After executing these kills, Ted will become someone else's next target, like a kind of suicidal daisy chain. Ted understands the stranger's logic: it's easier for a victim's family to deal with a murder than with a suicide. However, after killing his targets, Ted's reality begins to unravel. KILL THE NEXT ONE, an immersive psychological thriller from an exciting new voice.

AN INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING EVENT: Twenty-six houses around the world are publishing THE LAST WAY OUT/KILL THE NEXT ONE in 2016 and 2017. To be a major motion picture produced by a Hollywood producer with very well-known films and TV series under their belt, and currently with several Oscar nominations.


Benjamin

Ben is nine years old; he is furious with her mother and fantasizes with the idea of leaving home. Overwhelmed, he sneaks into the darkness of the attic, a forbidden and unexplored place that has fallen into disuse years ago. After an exhaustive search in the vast woods that surround the city, he is officially considered a lost child. But the mystery of his disappearance is far from resolved, especially when enigmatic messages begin to appear in the house. As the days go by, his family begins to accept the inevitable: Ben is dead. However, he is there, above their heads. Through tiny holes he is able to spy on them, listen to their intimate conversations, discover their darkest secrets and find out terrible events from the past that should never come to light.

What do your loved-ones do when they’re alone?

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SPANISH (excl. US)
Ed. Destino / Planeta

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BULGARIAN
Colibri

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CATALAN
Columna/Grup 62

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CHINESE (Complex)
Azoth Books

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CHINESE (Simplified)
Shanghai Translation

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CZECH
Plus Publishing / Albatros

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DUTCH
HarperCollins Holland

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ENGLISH (North America)
Mulholland Books / Little, Brown

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FINNISH
Aula & Co

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FRENCH
Calmann-Lévy

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GERMAN
Atrium Verlag

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HEBREW
Modan

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HUNGARIAN
Európa Kiado

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ITALIAN
Longanesi / Mauri Spagnol

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JAPANESE
Hayakawa

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KOREAN
Gimm-Young

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LITHUANIAN
Alma Littera

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MACEDONIAN
Matika Macedonia

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POLISH
SwiatKsiazki

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PORTUGUESE (Brazil)
Verus Editora / Grupo Récord

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PORTUGUESE (Portugal)
Presença

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RUSSIAN
Sindbad Publishers

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SERBIAN
Laguna

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SLOVAK
Ikar

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SWEDISH
Massolit

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TURKISH
Domingo

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DANISH
DreamLitt ApS

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GREEK
Metaichmio

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ROMANIAN
Editura Trei

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