Thu, 30/05/2013 - 14:50
Hutchinson has acquired a debut novel by Sloane Crosley, former publicity director of Knopf in the US, in a "strong" five-figure deal.
Jocasta Hamilton bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in The Clasp from Cathryn Summerhayes on behalf of Jay Mandel at WME.
Hamilton said: "Sitting...
Mon, 03/12/2012 - 09:58
Hutchinson has acquired a non-fiction title about the female body, winning an auction with a strong six-figure offer.
Publishing director Jocasta Hamilton bought UK, British Commonwealth (including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India) and Europe rights in Eve: 200 Million Years of the Female Body by Cat Bohannon...
Fri, 09/11/2012 - 10:00
Hutchinson has signed a "good six-figure deal" for Night Film, a new novel by US writer Marisha Pessl, whose debut Special Topics in Calamity Physics was published by Penguin in 2007.
Publishing director Jocasta Hamilton bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in the title from Karolina Sutton...
Fri, 08/06/2012 - 08:45
Historical novelist Barry Unsworth, who won the Booker Prize in 1992 for his novel about the 18th century slave trade Sacred Hunger (Hamish Hamilton), has died in Italy aged 81. He is understood to have been suffering from lung cancer.
Unsworth was the author of 17 novels, most recently The Quality of Mercy,...
Thu, 23/02/2012 - 08:00
Hutchinson has acquired rights in a memoir about running by journalist, broadcaster and author Alexandra Heminsley following a six-way auction.
Publishing director Jocasta Hamilton bought UK and Commonwealth rights in Running Like A Girl from Sarah Ballard at United Agents, with plans to publish in trade paperback in April...
Fri, 04/11/2011 - 11:09
Random House Cornerstone imprint Hutchinson is lining up books for its 2012/13 fiction lists, with publishing director Jocasta Hamilton scooping up two novels—including a British début—and editorial director Stephanie Sweeney also adding to the list.
Hamilton, who made her first acquisition for the imprint at...
Fri, 20/05/2011 - 07:10
Cornerstone has appointed Hodder deputy publisher Jocasta Hamilton as Hutchinson publishing director.
Hamilton's first role in publishing was as a non-fiction assistant at Bloomsbury, before becoming a publicist at the house. In 2001, she joined Hodder as Sceptre head of publicity. She became a full-time commissioning editor in...
Fri, 04/03/2011 - 10:14
Sceptre has signed a six-figure deal for two novels by debut author Jess Richards, including Snake Ropes, set on an island "off the edge of the map".
Deputy publisher Jocasta Hamilton made the deal for UK and Commonwealth rights with Lucy Luck at Lucy Luck Associates. The first novel is told in two voices; Mary, whose...