Fri, 19/09/2014 - 12:27
Granta has signed two new novels from Tom Bullough and Austin Duffy.
Senior editor Max Porter acquired Addlands by Bullough in a pre-empt deal for UK and Commonwealth rights from Clare Alexander at Aitken Alexander Associates.
The book follows three generations working on a rural Radnorshire farm. Porter said: "...
Fri, 19/09/2014 - 12:11
Aurum Press has acquired the autobiography of Sir Curtly Ambrose, to be published in time for England's spring 2015 tour of the West Indies.
Ambrose played in 98 tests and 176 One Day Internationals for the West Indies, becoming known as one the greatest fast bowlers of all time.
The autobiography will overturn Ambrose...
Fri, 19/09/2014 - 12:08
Elliott & Thompson has signed a book on Nazi Germany's Lebensborn programme by Ingrid von Oelhafen and Tim Tate.
Publisher Jennie Condell signed UK & Commonwealth rights in Hitler’s Forgotten Children: My Life Inside the Lebensborn from Andrew Lownie at the Andrew Lownie Literary Agency.
Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:40
Man Booker Prize-winning author Roddy Doyle is one of the six authors writing books for Quick Reads in 2015.
Jojo Moyes and Sophie Hannah, Adèle Geras (Hannah’s mother), Fanny Blake and James Bowen are the other authors producing short books designed to help people with poor literacy skills to enjoy reading. The scheme,...
Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:20
Culture minister Ed Vaizey has told Sheffield to delay cuts to its library service, while he makes a decision on whether to intervene.
In a detailed letter to Sheffield Council, Vaizey has asked for 15 points of clarification to ensure the council is fulfilling its legal obligation to provide a comprehensive and efficient library...
Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:00
The Bodley Head has two of the books on the shortlist for the £25,000 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.
Serving the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics under Hitler by Philip Ball and The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery by George Johnson are both on the six-strong...
Fri, 19/09/2014 - 08:50
Graffeg Publishing has signed a deal with author Tom Cox, to produce calendars, merchandise and non-book products around his My Sad Cat books and Twitter feed.
The @MySadCat Twitter has more than 150,000 followers and nearly 0.5m Facebook likes, and the cat at the centre of it, The Bear, has...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 13:04
Mark Amory, the literary critic for the Spectator magazine for nearly 30 years, has retired.
Writing in this week's edition of the magazine, his last, Amory said he...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:20
Writers Zadie Smith, Lionel Shriver and Rose Tremain join Tessa Hadley and Francesca Rhydderch on an all-female shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award 2014.
It is the second successive year in which the prize has featured an...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:10
The National Trust (NT) will expand its publishing range, growing its list with Pavilion and beginning new partnerships with children's publisher Nosy Crow, and a deal to publish narrative non-fiction with Faber.
The new partnerships will sit alongside the NT's existing publishing with Pavilion Books, which will continue to...