Fri, 01/03/2013 - 13:52
Gill Hornby sets her début novel The Hive (Little, Brown, May) in a bloodthirsty arena all of us have experienced at least once: the school playground. The action takes place at the fictional St Ambrose, which is set in a West Country market town (Hornby herself lives in Kintbury, Berkshire) and expertly captures primary...
Thu, 28/02/2013 - 07:45
Little, Brown Book Group has promoted Catherine Burke to the role of publisher, Sphere Fiction, with immediate effect.
Burke joined Sphere three years ago, and has since published authors including Judy Finnigan, Marina Anderson, Carole Matthews, Alex Marwood and Chevy Stevens.
Burke said she “couldn't be prouder...
Wed, 27/02/2013 - 14:27
Actor and writer Rupert Everett has won the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography with his book, Vanished Years (Little, Brown).
The book beat off competition from writers such as Simon Callow. The winner was announced at the Garrick Club today (27th February).
Established in 2008, the £2,000 prize...
Fri, 22/02/2013 - 09:20
Little, Brown has become the first publisher to launch a digital imprint devoted to frontlist literary fiction and non-fiction, arguing that the more developed social media and e-book environment has created opportunities for new works to be discovered without a physical edition.
The new imprint, Blackfriars, will be the first e-book...
Mon, 18/02/2013 - 16:15
Little, Brown has signed the latest novel from Donna Tartt.
The publisher will release the American writer’s new book, The Goldfinch, in October 2013. UK and Commonwealth rights for the book were signed from Gill Coleridge at Rogers, Coleridge and White, working in conjunction with Amanda Urban at ICM in New York....
Wed, 13/02/2013 - 12:42
A new novel from Donna Tartt, author of The Secret History, is due to be released later this year.
Little, Brown in the US have signed up the new title,The Goldfinch, with a release date of 22nd October.
In the UK, the book has not yet been sold. Bloomsbury, which published her previous two books, The...
Tue, 12/02/2013 - 17:29
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group US now launching in the UK, has acquired a new children's book project with Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard.
Editorial director Samantha Smith bought UK and Commonwealth rights in the series, Frankie's Magic Football, for 5+ children, from...
Fri, 25/01/2013 - 10:44
Little, Brown has snapped up a book on the powerful women of Charles II’s court.
Non-fiction publishing director Tim Whiting purchased world rights to The King’s Bed – Charles II and His Women by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh from Charlie Viney at The Viney Agency.
The writing partnership have...
Thu, 29/11/2012 - 09:00
Little, Brown commissioning editor Rowan Cope has acquired an acclaimed French novel about the life of scientist Alexandre Yersin.
Plague and Cholera by Patrick Deville came out in France in September and has already been the runner-up for the Prix Goncourt, and won the Prix FNAC (voted for by booksellers and readers) and...
Thu, 15/11/2012 - 09:58
Jamie Oliver's new cookbook has climbed to the top of the official book charts, scoring the TV chef his 47th Official UK Top 50 number one of the 21st century.
Jamie's 15-minute Meals (Michael Joseph) sold 42,186 copies in the week ending 10th November helped by promotional discounting at major retailers which...