Tue, 04/03/2014 - 13:28
Oneworld has bought two novels by debut novelist Ryan Ireland.
Rosalind Porter did a deal for world English language rights with Anna Webber at United Agents.
The first book, Beyond the Horizon, is set in frontier America, where a man is living with a pregnant woman who is not his wife. When a stranger appears and...
Mon, 17/02/2014 - 09:10
Orion is reissuing Julian Barnes’ satirical crime novels, written using the pen name Dan Kavanagh.
Starting with Duffy in April, the four titles will be published in hardback (£12.99) over 2014 and 2015: Fiddle City will follow in August; Putting the Boot In in December; and Going to the...
Wed, 12/02/2014 - 15:27
Little, Brown Book Group has acquired Unspeakable, a YA debut from author Abbie Rushton, for publication in its Atom imprint next spring.
Kate Agar, commissioning editor at Atom, acquired world rights from Jodie Hodges at United Agents.
Unspeakable tells the story of a the relationship between Megan, who hasn...
Wed, 12/02/2014 - 15:19
Granta has bought a debut novel by London writer Mark Blacklock, based on the story of John Humble, author of the Yorkshire Ripper hoax letters.
Senior editor Max Porter made a pre-emptive offer for world rights from Anna Webber at United Agents for the novel, titled I’m Jack.
Porter said: “Mark is an...
Tue, 04/02/2014 - 16:20
Faber has bought a new book by John Lanchester about the language of money.
Julian Loose, publisher of arts and non-fiction at Faber, bought UK & Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, and Europe exclusive rights from Caradoc King at United Agents.
Faber descibed the book, How To Speak Money, as a "funny,...
Mon, 27/01/2014 - 11:40
This year’s Pat Kavanagh Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding student on the MA Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London, has been given to Luiza Sauma for an extract from her novel Bethlehem.
The award was set up in 2009 by United Agents and Goldsmiths in memory of literary agent Pat...
Wed, 14/08/2013 - 11:37
Derek Johns has announced his retirement from agency AP Watt.
Johns, who will retire at the end of November, began at AP Watt in 1992, after working as an editor at Random House in New York and a publisher at The Bodley Head and Granta.
During his career, he has represented writers including Sebastian Barry, Giles Foden,...
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 08:30
Literary agent Charlotte Robertson is to join United Agents on 4th September, leaving her current role at Aitken Alexander Associates.
Robertson began her career as an editorial assistant to Tom Weldon and Louise Moore in 1994, before moving into sales, becoming UK sales director, first at Penguin, then Pan Macmillan. She then...
Tue, 23/07/2013 - 07:00
Union Books, an imprint of the Aurum Publishing Group, has signed up a non-fiction title from novelist Todd McEwen.
How Not to Be American: Misadventures in the Land of the Free is described as an examination of what America has become that will "annoy and delight".
Editorial director Rosalind Porter...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 11:18
Pushkin Press' new imprint, ONE, has made its first world English-language acquisition, with editor Elena Lappin buying The Fishermen by 26-year-old Nigerian debut novelist Chigozie Obioma.
Lappin signed the deal with Jessica Craig at United Agents and Peter Steinberg of The Steinberg Agency, New York.