Tue, 16/04/2013 - 11:25
HarperCollins imprint William Collins has signed a non-fiction book from Sharpe author Bernard Cornwell, covering the Battle of Waterloo.
His account of the Napoleonic battle will be published in 2015, to coincide with its 200th anniversary.
Williams Collins publishing director Myles Archibald acquired world rights in all...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 11:20
Faber will publish an “anti-cookbook” from the team behind London’s hippest restaurant MEATliquor, with contributions from Man Booker winners, celebrities and musicians.
The MEATliquor Chronicles: Chapter and Verse by Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins will be released by Faber in November as a £30...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 11:15
Independent Route Publishing has signed a memoir by musician Stephen Hanley, the bassist in post-punk band The Fall from 1979 to 1998.
Publisher Ian Daley signed world rights in The Big Midweek directly with the author. The title will be written with Olivia Piekarski and published in hardback in spring 2014.
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 09:58
Serpent's Tail has signed two debuts, including a novel likened to the writing of Lena Dunham and Sheila Heti.
Publisher Hannah Westland bought world rights in Eat My Heart Out by Zoe Pilger from Jenny Hewson at RCW. Westland said: "‘Zoe’s novel is a searingly funny, brutally honest and thoroughly...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 09:00
Début novel We Are Not Ourselves by US author Matthew Thomas has been sold to Fourth Estate for a six-figure sum after a seven-way auction. It follows a seven-figure deal for North American rights late last week.
Editorial director Clare Reihill bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in the title...
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 08:50
Swedish thriller Chain of Events by scriptwriter Fredrik T Olsson has attracted a rush of attention at LBF, attracting eight pre-empt deals around the world, with film rights already optioned by Warner Bros.
Represented by agent Jonas Axelsson, who was previously a publisher at Albert Bonnier Forlag and who launched his...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 11:30
Orange Prize-winner Helen Dunmore is moving from Penguin to Hutchinson, with Cornerstone publisher Selina Walker acquiring her next two books.
Walker bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in two novels by Dunmore from Caradoc King of A P Watt at United Agents. The first, The Lie, is set during and just after...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 11:15
Louise Haines, head of non-fiction at Fourth Estate, has bought world rights in two new books by food writer Nigel Slater in a deal concluded with Araminta Whitley of LAW.
The first, Eat: A Little Book of Fast Food, will be published in September.
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 07:30
Picador has seen off competition from 11 other publishers to win a fiercely contested six-figure, pre-fair auction, acquiring UK and Commonwealth rights in historical fiction début The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.
Editorial director Francesca Main signed the deal with Juliet Mushens at The Agency Group, after the...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 07:00
Hodder imprint Coronet has snapped up the memoir of pop legend and Beach Boys founder and chief songwriter Brian Wilson after a “major pre-empt”.
Publisher Mark Booth acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in I am Brian Wilson from Jonathan Conway, head of the UK Literary Division of The Agency...