Thu, 13/06/2013 - 10:00
Publisher Kate Parkin is moving from John Murray to fellow Hachette stablemate Hodder & Stoughton, filling a "commissioning gap" on the team.
Parkin will be starting in her new role in September.
Jamie Hodder-Williams, c.e.o. of H&S, Headline and John Murray Press, said: "I am delighted to announce that...
Wed, 10/04/2013 - 14:00
John Murray has signed a new book from Ben Schott.
Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition was bought by Nick Davies and Georgina Laycock in a deal with David Miller at Rogers, Coleridge & White.
Rights to the book have also been sold to Blue Rider in North America and Text in Australia and New...
Mon, 04/03/2013 - 09:10
John Murray is continuing its publishing of forgotten classics under its Heritage imprint, with four more L P Hartley titles coming in 2013. The four titles will all be £9.99 paperbacks, and available in e-book format too, with rights having been acquired through the Society of Authors. The first two coming on 28th March will be A...
Tue, 12/02/2013 - 09:00
John Murray has acquired world rights in an adult non-fiction work about words and letters by former children's laureate Michael Rosen.
Publisher Georgina Laycock bought the title, Alphabetical: How Every Letter Tells a Story, from Charles Walker at United Agents, with plans to publish this November.
Thu, 15/11/2012 - 08:15
John Murray is planning to expand its non-fiction publishing output and has appointed Georgina Laycock to the role of publisher.
Laycock joins from Penguin Press where she worked on titles including Pop Goes the Weasel and Atlas of Remote Islands.
She will be working on the commissioning team alongside Kate...
Wed, 15/08/2012 - 15:43
For fans of top-drawer travel writing the next year holds two particular treats. The first is Artemis Cooper’s forthcoming biography of Patrick Leigh Fermor, journalist, war hero and author of two luminous volumes of travel writing regarded as some of the finest ever written. The second, coming next autumn, is the missing third...
Fri, 25/05/2012 - 08:55
John Murray is launching a new list, Heritage, aiming to resurrect forgotten classics in both paperback and e-book formats.
The first four titles from the Heritage Collection will be published on 16th August in paperback and e-book, priced £9.99 and £5.99 respectively, to be followed by...
Wed, 02/05/2012 - 10:38
Ever since her widely acclaimed début The Cutting Room (2002), winner of the Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey Memorial Dagger (awarded to first-time novelists of crime fiction), Louise Welsh has been firmly established as a shining light in literary crime.
But Welsh could just as easily be shelved under...
Wed, 28/03/2012 - 08:18
John Murray has acquired a title which it is billing as the "first comprehensive look" at the implications of our increasing access to data.
Managing director Roland Philipps acquired British Commonwealth (excluding Canada) rights to When Data Speaks: How the Information Explosion Revolutionises Business and Society...
Fri, 16/12/2011 - 07:35
John Murray is to publish a posthumous book by travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, who died in July.
The book will complete the story of the journey Leigh Fermor made on foot from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople at the age of 18, as told in his previous works A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water...