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 - 12:23
Harvill Secker has acquired two more books by crime writer Eva Dolan.
Senior crime editor Alison Hennessey bought world all languages rights to books three and four of Dolan’s Zigic and Ferreira detective series from Mark Stanton at Jenny Brown Associates.
Harvill Secker published the first book in the series, Long...
Fri, 19/09/2014 - 12:19
Octopus Publishing Group’s Mitchell Beazley imprint has acquired the first book from Australian-born chef Chris Honor.
Publisher Alison Starling bought world rights to Chriskitch: Big Flavours from a Small Kitchen from Jonny Gellar at Curtis Brown.
Honor, who runs the café Chriskitch in London, has worked...
Fri, 19/09/2014 - 12:17
Jonathan Cape has bought two books by Ottessa Moshfegh, winner of the Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize.
Deputy publishing director Robin Robertson bought the books from Anna Webber at United Agents, representing Bill Clegg at The Clegg Agency.
The first book, a novel called Eileen, is set outside Boston in...
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 - 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 - 08:50
Century has acquired a “intimate account” about the Krays, written by a friend of the family.
Assistant editor Ajda Vucicevic bought world rights to 40 Years with the Krays by Maureen Flanagan from David Riding of MBA Literary Agents Ltd.
The book tells the story of the friendship between Flanagan and...
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 17:42
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired two books from cookery writer Natasha Corrett.
Lifestyle editorial director Nicky Ross bought world rights to Honestly Healthy Cleanse and one other book from Melanie Rockliffe at talent agency Troika.
Honestly Healthy Cleanse includes more than 100 recipes and “a...
Wed, 17/09/2014 - 16:43
Hesperus Press has acquired the latest novel by Sri Lankan novelist Roma Tearne, who was previously published by HarperCollins and Little, Brown.
Sorcha McDonagh, editor at Hesperus Press, signed the book, titled The Last Pier, from Broo Doherty of DHH Literary Agency.
McDonagh said: “I’m thrilled to have...