Wed, 21/01/2009 - 15:40
John Murray has acquired a non-fiction title titled Danger Close, a "fascinating portrayal of the unforgiving conflict in Afghanistan," to be released this summer.
Roland Philipps, m.d. of John Murray, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights including Canada to the title by Colonel Stuart Tootal from Annabel Merullo of PFD...
Fri, 16/01/2009 - 08:08
Recession? What recession?
In a time of incessant doom and gloom, Roland Philips could perhaps be forgiven if that thought has crept into his mind. The John Murray managing director and his team bucked the dire economic trend in 2008 with a record year, boosted by a Man Booker Prize-shortlisted title (Amitav Ghosh's Sea of...
Tue, 25/11/2008 - 08:45
Henry Hitchings has beaten Booker winner Aravind Adiga to the 2008 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for The Secret Life of Words (John Murray).
Hitchings was awarded the £5,000 prize for his non-fiction title about the history and growth of the English language at a ceremony in London last night (24th November).
Tue, 21/10/2008 - 12:24
John Murray has acquired world rights to a book charting the debut author’s rise from “occasional jogger” to the ranks of ultra running, which includes “taking on the challenge of the 150-mile Spartathon”.
This race, which takes place each year in Greece, must be completed within 36 hours. Why We Run:...
Wed, 01/10/2008 - 06:01
James Spackman has been promoted to sales and marketing director of both John Murray and Sceptre. Previously he was responsible solely for John Murray. Hachette stressed the move would not affect either firm's output as they would "maintain their full editorial autonomy their own dedicated design, production and publicity teams with...
Fri, 27/06/2008 - 11:01
John Murray’s Rowan Yapp has acquired world English-language rights in writer-turned-broadcaster Sam Delaney’s Nights of the Living Dad from Matthew Hamilton at Aitken Alexander.
Eleanor Birne at John Murray has signed British Commonwealth rights excluding Canada and New Zealand to Duncan Sarkies’ Two...
Fri, 16/05/2008 - 08:58
John Murray has snapped up a book by Guardian weekend columnist Lucy Mangan on the trials and tribulations of getting hitched—something that she declared she would never do.
Euan Thorneycroft at A M Heath did the deal for the as-yet-untitled book, due next spring.
Mangan said: “I have discovered latent...
Thu, 29/11/2007 - 14:50
Rowan Yapp at John Murray has paid a five-figure sum for Observer assistant editor Robert Yates' Extreme Nation, an examination of social mobility in post-Blair Britain. The deal for British Commonwealth rights was struck with agent Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown.
Yates will detail the way in which London has become a leading...
Fri, 03/08/2007 - 10:57
John Murray has snapped up a book it promises will make readers look good at dinner parties. Eleanor Birne bought UK and Commonwealth rights excluding Canada in How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read by Henry Hitchings from Peter Straus at Rogers, Coleridge & White. She will publish in autumn 2008.
Hitchings is the author of...