Thu, 11/04/2013 - 12:56
Chatto & Windus has acquired Boxer Handsome, a debut novel by Anna Whitwham about boxer boys and their girls set in the East End of London.
Editor Parisa Ebrahimi acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in a deal made with Simon Trewin at William Morris Endeavour, and will publish in early 2014.
Ebrahimi said: "...
Mon, 05/11/2012 - 11:31
Pride of place on a shelf in Simon Trewin’s office sits a rejection letter. A postcard from over 10 years ago sent by a prominent London editor, it cheerily yet devastatingly runs down the perceived faults of his client’s manuscript—a “thanks, but no thanks” in no uncertain terms. “That book turned out to...
Mon, 18/06/2012 - 12:41
Simon Trewin has been made head of the WME UK literary division, taking over the role vacated by Eugenie Furniss in March. Meanwhile agent Elizabeth Sheinkman has also joined WME's London office, working alongside Cathryn Summerhayes.
Trewin joins WME from United Agents, where he had been a founding agent and director. He said:...
Thu, 12/04/2012 - 09:05
Random House Children's Publishing is to publish a new novel by The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas author John Boyne, with plans to release in August 2012. It will be illustrated by Oliver Jeffers.
Fiction publisher Annie Eaton bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Simon Trewin at United Agents, and will publish...
Tue, 13/03/2012 - 08:31
United Agents has promoted four of its younger staff members, with three stepping up into associate agent roles.
Ariella Feiner, Katy Jones and Wendy Millyard are now associate agents, and will be able to actively start to build their own client lists. Meanwhile, Zoe Ross becomes a full agent looking after foreign rights and UK audio...
Mon, 23/01/2012 - 08:18
Reinvention is set to be a key trend for 2012, with top literary agents saying they are on the alert for genre-busting books or titles that contain a new slant on a "national treasure".
Curtis Brown's Gordon Wise said agents were looking "for the beginning of some big new trends". Noting the success of Icon...
Thu, 29/09/2011 - 08:15
Ebury Press and Random House Children's Books have signed two separate three-book deals with crime writer Jane Casey.
Editorial director for fiction at Ebury Gillian Green acquired UK rights, including Europe and British Commonwealth but excluding Canada, to three D C Kerrigan novels from Casey. The first, as yet untitled, will...
Mon, 04/07/2011 - 08:36
Pan Macmillan will be offering "enhanced rates" on the titles it publishes under its new digital-only imprint, with agents welcoming the initiative and urging publishers to pursue similar projects.
Macmillan Compass launched a week ago, and will focus on making out-of-print titles available. Fiction publisher Jeremy...
Thu, 06/01/2011 - 09:01
Jonathan Cape has acquired an "unforgettable literary thriller" set in an Oxford college.
Beth Coates, Jonathan Cape and Vintage senior editor, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in a two-book deal from Simon Trewin at United Agents in a "keenly fought auction".
Every Contact Leaves a...
Fri, 08/10/2010 - 12:06
For the time being, print still rules. There is no denying the cachet of Granta, the London Review of Books and the Times Literary Supplement, plus a number of smaller publications such as Litro and print-and-online publications such as Pen Pusher and Notes from the Underground.
Yet alongside Hamish Hamilton’s own project, Five...