Fri, 13/07/2012 - 09:13
Cornerstone has acquired the new novel by Robert Harris, with "The Ghost" director Roman Polanski already snapping up rights.
M.d. Susan Sandon acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to D. from Michael Carlisle of Inwell Management. Jocasta Hamilton, Hutchinson publisher, will edit.
Fri, 25/05/2012 - 09:03
Little, Brown has won a hotly contested six-way auction for two novels by Gill Hornby, sister of Nick Hornby and wife of Robert Harris. The publisher described Hornby’s début The Hive as “wise, touching and very, very funny”.
Editor-in-chief Antonia Hodgson bought British Commonwealth...
Fri, 18/05/2012 - 08:02
Ian Rankin, Robert Harris and Val McDermid are on the longlist for this year's Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.
Rankin's The Impossible Dead (Orion), Harris' The Fear Index (Arrow) and McDermid's The Retribution (Sphere) are in the running alongside S J Watson's dé...
Tue, 02/08/2011 - 16:27
From Nazis (Fatherland) to Ancient Rome (Pompeii, Imperium, Lustrum) Robert Harris has cornered the market in gripping, mostly historical, thrillers. Here is an author who truly deserves the epithet "bestselling": his worldwide sales are measured in the millions, and his books have been translated into 37 languages...
Mon, 12/04/2010 - 13:16
Director of "Gladiator" Ridley Scott is to produce a four-hour mini series based on Robert Harris’ Roman Empire-based besteller Pompeii (Arrow).
The production is a partnership between Sony Pictures Television; Scott’s film and TV production company Scott Free Television; German media company Tandem...
Sun, 20/12/2009 - 08:00
The economic downturn, the stellar success of Dan Brown, and a particularly competitive fiction market have hit many of the autumn's big names, with brand authors showing sharp drops in sales of their new novels over comparable 2008 and earlier titles.
Nielsen BookScan figures rounded to the nearest 5% show drops of 50% for Patricia...
Mon, 22/12/2008 - 01:58
Oscar-winning film-maker Roman Polanski is to make Robert Harris’ The Ghost (Hutchinson), with Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Cattrall and Olivia Williams to star.
The Ghost is the story of a recently retired prime minister (Brosnan) writing his memoirs, with the help of a professional ghost-writer (McGregor...
Mon, 20/08/2007 - 08:07
A fictional account of a recently-retired British prime minister's literary self-justification for an unpopular Middle East war will be published next month by best-selling novelist, Robert Harris.
The writer yesterday denied claims that his 100,000 word portrayal of Adam Lang in The Ghost is based on Blair with whom Harris...