Fri, 11/10/2013 - 10:20
Hamish Hamilton publisher Simon Prosser has pre-empted UK & Commonwealth rights to War of the Encyclopaedists, a co-authored novel of “disenchanted youth bleeding into sobering adulthood”.
Authors Gavin Kovite and Chris Robinson’s book is said to have “a generational pulse that channels Jennifer Egan...
Wed, 01/08/2012 - 15:43
Hamish Hamilton has signed up a novel from South American writer Daniel Galera, a novelist selected by Granta as one the best young Brazilian novelists.
Simon Prosser at HH and Scott Moyers at the Penguin Press in New York acquired the English language rights to Horse Hands from Laurence Laluyaux...
Thu, 19/04/2012 - 09:10
Penguin has acquired the new novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, called Escape From Children's Hospital, with the story born out of a real event which happened to the author when he was nine.
Hamish Hamilton publishing director Simon Prosser bought British and Commonwealth rights from Arabella Stein on behalf of Nicole Argi in...
Mon, 19/09/2011 - 09:20
Historical author Tracy Chevalier and Hamish Hamilton publishing director Simon Prosser have joined forces to edit a short story collection raising awareness and funds for the Woodland Trust.
Why Willows Weep: Contemporary Tales from the Woods will be published on 19th October priced £12.95 by Indie Books and will...
Thu, 16/09/2010 - 09:21
Hamish Hamilton will publish the final novel by Infinite Jest author David Foster Wallace, which was unfinished when he died in 2008, in April next year.
The Pale King is set in a tax return processing centre in Illinois in the mid-1980s and focused on the attempts of entry-level processors to do their job amid "soul...
Mon, 13/09/2010 - 15:50
Hamish Hamilton publisher Simon Prosser has snapped up a collection of linked short stories by a 79-year-old retired official who served long years on the troubled Pakistan/Afghanistan border.
The Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad is described as "a haunting and unforgettable collection of interlinked stories that gives a...
Mon, 01/02/2010 - 07:01
Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton will be relaunching JD Salinger's backlist in June with new covers approved by Salinger himself. The rejacketing was planned before the reclusive author died on Wednesday at his home at the age of 91.
Simon Prosser, publishing director of Hamish Hamilton & Penguin, said that the publisher was...
Tue, 24/02/2009 - 08:10
Hamish Hamilton has acquired the rights to a collection of "linked essays" by Booker Prize-winner and political writer Arundhati Roy. Entitled The Dark Side of Democracy, Roy's new book will be published in June this year. Hamish Hamilton said the series of essays "tracks the faultlines that threaten to destroy India...
Wed, 25/06/2008 - 08:03
Hamish Hamilton has launched a new online literary magazine, Five Dials, designed to promote and distribute quality writing which is unlikely to be printed elsewhere.
The free monthly magazine, which launched on 21st June, will publish work from a variety of authors from all backgrounds, including new work by previously...
Thu, 03/04/2008 - 15:09
Simon Prosser at Hamish Hamilton has acquired British and Commonwealth rights in James Attlee's second novel. Nocturne: A Journey in Search of Moonlight was bought from Catherine Clarke at Felicity Bryan, and is due in 2010.
Prosser has also acquired the early diaries of influential American writer Susan Sontag. Reborn...