Fri, 29/07/2011 - 11:18
John Murray has acquired a non-fiction title by ex-paratrooper Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Tootal about the Second World War British operation to take the Merville Gun battery, part of the Nazi's Atlantic Wall, to help the D-Day landings.
Publisher Roland Phillips bought British Commonwealth rights, including Canada, through Annabel...
Fri, 15/04/2011 - 11:33
Roland Philipps at John Murray has bought a book on digital written by the author Nick Harkaway, which argues that the new technologies will make us more human.
Philipps bought British Commonwealth rights through Patrick Walsh at Conville & Walsh before the fair with the intention of publishing in April 2012. He said: "Peak...
Tue, 22/03/2011 - 09:04
Costa First Book-winning novel Witness the Night by Kishwar Desai (Beautiful Books) has been shortlisted for the Authors' Club's Best First Novel Award of 2011.
Also on a six-strong shortlist comprising three indie publishers, is the Orange-longlisted Grace Williams Says it Loud by Emma Henderson (Sceptre) and John Llewellyn...
Wed, 09/03/2011 - 08:39
John Murray has acquired a title by the outgoing c.e.o. of Google after a seven-publisher auction.
M.d. Roland Phillips acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in a "major" deal to Empire of the Mind: The Dawn of the Techno-Political Age. Seven UK publishers participated in the multi-day auction conducted by Claire Roberts at...
Fri, 05/11/2010 - 08:47
John Murray author Rory Clements has been awarded the 2010 CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Award, beating his stablemates Aly Monroe and Andrew Williams.
Clements took home the £3,000 prize for his novel Revenger, set in the late 16th century during the reign of Elizabeth I.
The other runners up were John Murray...
Fri, 22/10/2010 - 09:23
Headline and John Murray are moving their audio publishing inhouse, transferring audio titles back from Hachette Digital on 1st January. Both publishers will begin launching new titles under their own auspices in November. Little, Brown previously looked after Headline and John Murray titles within Hachette Digital, alongside its own output....
Fri, 15/10/2010 - 06:00
John Murray has received a trio of nominations for the Ellis Peters Historical Award.
The £3,000 prize, organised by the Crime Writers' Association, awards the best historical crime novel (set in any period up to 35 years prior to the year in which the award will be made) by an author of any nationality.
John Murray has...
Wed, 13/10/2010 - 06:10
John Murray has pre-empted UK and Commonwealth (excluding Canada) rights to debut novel You Deserve Nothing by Alexander Maksik.
Publishing director Eleanor Birne acquired the rights from Cathryn Summerhayes at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment on behalf of Eric Simonoff.
You Deserve Nothing is set an...
Wed, 06/10/2010 - 06:02
Marina Fiorato, author of the hit historical romance The Glassblower of Murano, has signed with John Murray for her next two novels.
The first of these, Daughter of Siena, will be released next summer. Like much of the author’s work, the book has been inspired by Italian history and culture and is set against the...
Fri, 21/05/2010 - 05:15
Hachette dominates almost half of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award longlist with nine nominations across its various imprints.
Headline's Martina Cole and Duncan Campbell, Orion's R.J. Ellory and Ian Rankin, Declan Hughes of John Murray and Hodder's Dreda Say Mitchell and Peter Robinson have all made...