Fri, 26/04/2013 - 11:24
Little, Brown has acquired a book about the sometimes perverse health and safety rules which have cropped up in nearly every corner of contemporary life.
Sphere non-fiction publishing director Adam Strange pre-empted world English language rights in In The Interests of Safety: How to Challenge the Rules That Make Our Lives More...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 10:40
Rogers, Coleridge & White has Christos Tsiolkas’ new novel Barracuda, which charts a talented swimmer’s rise and fall (Atlantic in UK, Hogarth in US). Agent Peter Straus will be selling rights to English Mothers, a début novel from Alison Stevens about a brutal child murder. In non-...A M Heath | Agents | Andrew Lownie | Bookseller News Team | Conville & Walsh | Curtis Brown | Darley Anderson | David Higham Associates | Ed Victor Literary Agency | Felicity Bryan Associates | Furniss LAwton | Hanbury agency | London Book Fair | Luigi Bonomi Associates | Lutyens & Rubinstein | Mulcahy Associates | Rights deal | Rogers Coleridge & White | Sheil Land Associates | WME London
Thu, 28/02/2013 - 11:38
Curtis Brown has bought a 50% stake in fellow agency Conville & Walsh.
Conville & Walsh will retain its name and operating independence, with Curtis Brown chief executives Jonny Geller and Ben Hall joining its board. The smaller agency will move into Curtis Brown's Haymarket offices in November.
The two will share...
Fri, 24/08/2012 - 07:37
Canongate has acquired a new title by artist David Shrigley, following his retrospective exhibition at the Hayward Gallery earlier this year.
Publishing director Nick Davies bought world rights in the book, How are You Feeling? At the Centre of the Inside of the Human Brain’s Mind, from Patrick Walsh at Conville &...
Tue, 17/04/2012 - 15:54
Big changes are afoot in the Soho office of Conville & Walsh, the eponymous literary agency set up in 2000 by agents Clare Conville and Patrick Walsh. Four years ago the pair hired a management consultant to create a five-year plan for growth and the company subsequently expanded, both in staff numbers and in reach. In April, the next...
Mon, 16/04/2012 - 11:40
Jake Smith-Bosanquet has been appointed to the new role of managing director of literary agency Conville & Walsh.
Clare Conville and Patrick Walsh said that Smith-Bosanquet had "brilliantly" spear-headed the development of the agency's foreign rights department over the past five years, and had proved himself "a...
Tue, 27/09/2011 - 09:20
Transworld and Random House Australia have acquired debut novel The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman, winning a nine-way auction for the title.
Doubleday editorial director Jane Lawson bought UK and Commonwealth rights jointly with Beverley Cousins at RHA through Susan Armstrong at Conville and Walsh, with auctions ongoing...
Fri, 23/09/2011 - 10:51
If This is Home, Stuart Evers' follow-up to his short-story collection Ten Stories About Smoking, is one of Aitken Alexander's hot books for Frankfurt Book Fair 2011. It is also selling Tim Lott's first novel in seven years. Under the Same Stars is about two brothers on a US road trip to...
Mon, 25/07/2011 - 15:54
Literary agency Conville & Walsh has hired Carrie Kania, senior vice-president and publisher of HarperCollins US imprints It Books and HarperPerennial, as an agent.
Speaking to the New York Observer, she said: "Moving to...
Tue, 07/06/2011 - 16:18
Conville & Walsh is to launch a speakers agency later this month, with 40 of the literary agency's authors, including Helen Castor, Gavin Pretor-Pinney and Tom Holland, already on its books.
Hire Intelligence will have the strapline "the intelligent speakers' agency" and will use authors who are experts in their...