Tue, 14/05/2013 - 09:00
Canongate editorial director Francis Bickmore [pictured] has been appointed publishing director, while executive editor Anya Serota is to leave the publishing house.
Bickmore joined Canongate in 2000 and during his years at the company has worked with authors including Carol Birch, Nick Cave, Matt Haig, James Meek and David Byrne....
Fri, 12/10/2012 - 11:14
Canongate editorial director Francis Bickmore has acquired a début novel from Luke Brown, senior editor at UK independent publisher Tindal St Press. Bickmore bought world rights to My Biggest Lie from Peter Straus at Rogers, Coleridge & White.
A comic novel about “father figures, second chances and knowing...
Thu, 20/09/2012 - 09:07
Canongate is planning to bring a number of titles by Whitbread award-winning Scottish crime novelist William McIlvanney back into print, including his Laidlaw trilogy.
Editorial director Francis Bickmore (pictured) bought world rights through agent Jenny Brown, and plans re-publish Laidlaw, The Papers of Tony Veitch...
Fri, 10/08/2012 - 09:11
The infamous Writers' Conference of 1962 will be recreated next week (17th—21st August) at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The 50th anniversary of the event will be marked by 50 international writers coming together to take up the same debates about role of the novel and its relationship to current events...
Tue, 24/01/2012 - 16:00
Canongate is to publish the complete short stories of Lanark author Alasdair Gray, after editorial director Francis Bickmore bought world rights in a deal with Zoe Waldie at RCW and Bill Swainson at Bloomsbury.
Every Short Story by Alasdair Gray will include his entire oeuvre in the short form from 1952 to 2012,...
Thu, 06/10/2011 - 15:26
Canongate has promoted senior editor Francis Bickmore to editorial director. His recent publishing includes the Man Booker-shortlisted Jamrach's Menagerie.
Bickmore joined Canongate in 2000 and his authors include Glen Duncan, James Meek, Nick Cave, Geoff Dyer, Steven Hall, Dan Rhodes and Scarlett Thomas.
Fri, 23/09/2011 - 10:45
Canongate has bought a collection of stories by a US marine and veteran of the Iraq war.
Senior editor Francis Bickmore pre-empted UK and Commonwealth rights to the untitled collection by Phil Klay through by Cathryn Summerhayes at WME on behalf of Eric Simonoff. US rights were pre-empted by Scott Moyers and Andrea Walker at Penguin...
Fri, 05/08/2011 - 11:01
Canongate has bought a children’s book written by the lead singer of American indie rock band The Decemberists.
Senior editor Francis Bickmore bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excl Canada, Australia and New Zealand) to Wildwood by Colin Meloy from Angharad Kowal for Writers House.
The book is illustrated by Meloy...
Fri, 15/07/2011 - 10:29
A new collection of stories from the late Nobel Prize-winning author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; a début by a former Macmillan, Penguin and Hachette marketer; and Richard Ford’s new novel were among the rights deals signed this week.
At Canongate, senior editor Francis Bickmore bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding...
Mon, 18/04/2011 - 15:11
Canongate will publish a book co-created by JJ Abrams, the man behind "Lost" and "Star Trek", next year after a deal was signed during London Book Fair.
The publisher bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to the untitled novel from Cathryn Summerhayes at WME. US rights were bought by Michael Pietsch...