Thu, 13/06/2013 - 12:10
Granta Books has signed a non-fiction account of Russian band and political protest group Pussy Riot.
The as-yet-untitled book will be written by journalist Masha Gessen, who has previously written about Russian President Vladimir Putin. It will explore the background of the feminist punk group, and the consequences of their protests...
Mon, 08/10/2012 - 07:45
Granta Books has acquired two books by Will Boast from Charles Brotherstone at A M Heath, acting on behalf of Gail Hochman.
Commissioning editor Max Porter bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Boast's memoir The Pantomime Horse, and to an untitled novel.
Porter said: "Will Boast is a truly exciting...
Mon, 16/04/2012 - 16:58
Max Porter, currently manager of the Chelsea branch of Daunt Books, is to join Granta Publications as commissioning editor for its Granta Books and Portobello Books imprints.
Porter will join Granta in mid-May, reporting to editorial director Laura Barber, and will acquire fiction and non-fiction for both...
Fri, 13/04/2012 - 11:32
Granta Books has acquired a debut novel by British author Anthea Nicholson, with plans to publish as a lead fiction title in spring 2013.
Senior editor Bella Lacey bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Anna Webber at United Agents in the title, The Banner of the Passing Clouds, which depicts life under the totalitarian...
Tue, 01/02/2011 - 08:03
Granta magazine's deputy editor Ellah Allfrey has made two acquisitions for Granta Books: a book on the Rwanda genocide and a collection of American short stories.
Of Martin Kimani's The Work of War, for which Allfrey bought world rights excluding north America from David Godwin, she said: "I think this has the...
Tue, 02/03/2010 - 10:25
At Granta Books Sara Holloway has been promoted from editorial director to publishing director of the Granta Books list.
Additionally Amber Dowell has been promoted from editorial assistant to junior editor. Granta Books commissioning editor Bella Shand has returned from maternity leave, and will now be working under her married name,...