Mon, 10/12/2012 - 07:55
Oprah Winfrey has chosen debut novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis for her 2013 book club and will feature it in a programme airing on 3rd February.
The programme will be broadcast in the US on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and will also be shown in Ireland. There is no confirmation of the programme being...
Thu, 15/11/2012 - 08:00
Headline has acquired two books by debut author, and Faber Academy Novel Writing Course graduate, Colette McBeth.
Publishing director for fiction Imogen Taylor bought world rights in the two novels on a significant pre-empt from Nicola Barr at Greene & Heaton.
The first novel, Precious Thing, is described by...
Fri, 27/07/2012 - 09:10
Harlequin has acquired the rights to a debut novel by travel journalist Claire Garber, in a deal with Charlotte Robertson at Aitken Alexander Associates.
Editor Jenny Hutton bought the world rights for the book, Love is a Thief, which will be released as a paperback in July 2013, backed by a high profile print and digital...
Wed, 16/05/2012 - 08:50
Penguin has acquired a debut novel by Irish author Darragh McKeon, with the story set predominantly in 1986 in the Soviet Union around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Viking commissioning editor Will Hammond pre-empted the novel, All That is Solid, by 33-year-old McKeon from Anna Webber at United Agents, for a "five-...
Mon, 21/11/2011 - 08:00
Andersen Press has bought two children's novels, Sorrowline and Timesmith, by debut writer Niel Bushnell, with both featuring Jack Morrow, a boy who discovers he can time travel.
Editorial director Charlie Sheppard bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Juliet Mushens at Peters, Fraser &...
Mon, 19/09/2011 - 07:50
Transworld has bought two books by both a debut Spanish crime author and an debut Irish writer, who is currently studying at University College Dublin.
In the first deal, Doubleday editorial director Jane Lawson acquired world English language rights from Mondadori Spain to the two titles by Antonio Hill.
Mon, 27/06/2011 - 15:17
A mysterious travelling circus open only in the hours of darkness, with a mass of black and white striped tents, each hosting curious and magical entertainments, is the setting for The Night Circus, one of the autumn's big débuts.
The novel, by American writer Erin Morgenstern, has been a hot international...
Mon, 28/02/2011 - 08:39
John Llewellyn Rhys Prize-winner Evie Wyld has been picked as one of the 12 writers to be featured in a "Culture Show" special on debut novelists.
Wyld’s After the Fire, A Still Small Voice (Vintage) has been picked alongside Rebecca Hunt’s Mr Chartwell (Fig Tree) and stablemate Samantha Harvey's Orange Prize...
Fri, 25/02/2011 - 11:37
HarperCollins has pre-emptively bought a début novel subject to fierce bidding internationally.
Sarah Ritherdon, publishing director at HarperFiction, bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to two books by Seré Prince Halverson. Rights were bought from Jenny Meyer at Jenny Meyer Literary Agency on behalf...
Fri, 25/02/2011 - 11:35
Fourth Estate has bought a début novel from a permissions manager at Faber.
Editorial director Clare Reihill bought UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada to Someday Find Me by Nicci Cloke through Jo Unwin at Conville and Walsh.
The 24-year-old’s début will be published in spring 2012.