Fri, 19/12/2008 - 14:51
Penguin has acquired rights for Dambisa Moyo's new book How the West Was Lost. Caroline Michel at PFD has also sold rights to Farrar Strauss, USA, Contact in Holland and Centrepolygraph in Russia.
Michel said the book "catalogues the series of errors that the West (primarily the United States) has made over the last 40...
Tue, 16/12/2008 - 11:58
Caroline Michel at PDF has secured a deal for a title by historian Professor Norman Stone with Thames & Hudson.
Michel sold world rights for a Short Illustrated History of Turkey to Jamie Camplin of Thames & Hudson.
Camplin said: "No one gets to the heart of the matter better than Norman Stone. We are in for...
Wed, 10/12/2008 - 12:45
Atlantic has signed a three book deal with intellectual writer and philosopher, Roger Scruton. Caroline Michel at PFD sold world rights to Toby Mundy, c.e.o. and publisher, of Atlantic. Green Philosophy will be the first of the three books and is due to be published in Spring 2010.
Mundy said "These three intensely personal...
Fri, 05/12/2008 - 14:43
Random House Children's Books has signed a two book deal from Caroline Michel at PFD for adaptations of A Lion Called Christian.
John Rendall and Ace Bourke's A Lion Called Christian was originally published in 1971. A two minute YouTube clip brought the story back to public's attention during this last...
Wed, 03/12/2008 - 14:08
PFD literary agency has signed the editor of the Spectator, Matthew d'Ancona, poaching him from his existing agent Peter Robinson.
Caroline Michel at PFD said, "he is someone I have admired for years. I think he's extraordinary, he is someone of enormous talent". She said that PFD will be working with with d...
Wed, 03/12/2008 - 08:37
Gardening author Monty Don has left literary agency, Lucas Alexander Whitley, after seven years to join Peters Fraser and Dunlop (PFD).
Araminta Whitley, Don’s former agent at LAW, would not discuss the reasons behind Don’s decision to leave, but said: “It’s very amicable. We worked together for seven very...
Tue, 02/12/2008 - 14:22
PFD has said that there is a "tremendous buzz" around book and film rights for The Boy from Baby House 10: A True Story by Alan Philps and John Lahutsky.
Annabel Merullo at PFD sold the world rights to Michael Flamini at St Martin's Press for a six-figure sum. Alan Samson from Weidenfeld & Nicolson has also...
Mon, 24/11/2008 - 12:48
Marcella Edwards at PFD has secured a new deal for William Trevor in the UK and the US. Rights for a new novel and a long-awaited collection of stories from one of Ireland’s most celebrated writers have been sold to Tony Lacey at Penguin UK and to Kathryn Court at Viking Penguin, US (brokered by Peter Matson at SLL).
Wed, 19/11/2008 - 07:54
Toby Eady Associates has joined forces with PFD, with the larger literary agency set to represent "several" of Eady's authors in the areas of film, television, and new media.
Leading the charge with Bernard Cornwell, Gemma Hirst, head of literary media at PFD, said there was active interest in film, TV and new media rights...
Tue, 18/11/2008 - 08:22
PFD has appointed Robert Caskie as a new agent, with immediate effect. He brings with him a list of journalists and writers of commercial fiction and non-fiction, including columnist Liz Jones; journalist Julie Burchill; editor-in-chief of Elle magazine Lorraine Candy; and Polly Vernon, deputy editor of Observer Woman magazine...