Tue, 30/10/2012 - 07:00
Saqi has acquired its first Muslim chick-lit novel, No Sex in the City, by Randa Abdel-Fattah.
Commissioning editor Rukhsana Yasmin bought world English language rights, excluding ANZ, from Kate McLennan at Abner Stein, representing the Drummond Agency.
The book tells of 28-year-old Esma's hunt for Mr Right, armed...
Tue, 06/12/2011 - 07:30
Hodder imprint Two Roads has acquired a debut historical novel, The Stockholm Octavo, set in 18th-century Sweden.
Publisher Lisa Highton bought British Commonwealth rights to the novel by Karen Engelmann from Caspian Dennis of Abner Stein, acting on behalf of Amy Williams of McCormick & Williams. Two Roads plans to...
Thu, 26/05/2011 - 08:35
Oneworld has acquired a title it is billing the first-ever exposé of the 1976 oil crisis.
UK and Commonwealth rights to The Oil Kings by Andrew Scott Cooper were acquired by publisher Juliet Mabey from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein for an undisclosed sum.
The title examines how an oil...
Tue, 10/05/2011 - 08:00
Hodder and Stoughton has acquired an "intensely compelling" novel, The Good Father by Noah Hawley.
Publishing director Nick Sayers bought UK and Commonwealth rights at auction from Caspian Dennis at the Abner Stein Agency, on behalf of Susan Golomb in New York.
The book tells the story of what happens after...
Mon, 21/02/2011 - 08:28
No Exit has bought a new book by an author whose previous novel has been adapted as a thriller starring Oscar-nominated actor Ryan Gosling.
Publishing director Ion Mills bought UK and Commonwealth rights, including digital, to The Killer is Dying by James Sallis from Caspian Dennis at the Abner Stein Agency for an undisclosed sum....
Mon, 17/01/2011 - 15:02
The Abner Stein literary agency will be run as a partnership by his daughter Arabella, as well as Sandy Violette and Caspian Dennis, following Stein's death last week.
In a statement, the agency said Abner Stein died last Wednesday (12th January) following a brief illness. It said: "He is survived by his daughters Jessica...
Tue, 04/01/2011 - 14:52
Faber has acquired a debut collection of linked stories and a first novel by South Korean-born author Krys Lee.
Editor Sarah Savitt bought UK and Commonwealth rights to collection Drifting House and Lee's first novel How I Became a North Korean from Arabella Stein at Abner Stein on behalf of Susan Golomb.
Mon, 06/12/2010 - 14:00
Simon & Schuster has bought a debut teen paranormal trilogy for global publication in autumn 2011.
Editorial director Venetia Gosling bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) for three books from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein, who was sub-agenting for Stephen Barbara at Foundry in the US.
The trilogy, comprising...
Mon, 11/10/2010 - 08:22
Simon & Schuster has won an auction for rights to a book it describes as "a blindingly original debut thriller about a professional torturer".
Senior commissioning editor Francesca Main bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to Information Retrieval and Expertise by Mark Smith from Abner...