Tue, 05/08/2014 - 12:43
Penguin Books is offering users of file-transfer service WeTransfer the chance to read an excerpt of Will Self’s new novel, Shark (Viking, 4th September). It has also unveiled the global artwork for the novel on the service.
The collaboration between Penguin Books and WeTransfer began earlier this year, when street...
Mon, 04/08/2014 - 15:24
Nora Webster (Viking, October), Colm Tóibín’s seventh novel, returns to the provincial Irish town of Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, familiar to readers of his Costa Novel Award-winning Brooklyn as the town from which Ellis Lacey departed. The events of Nora Webster take place 10 years after Brooklyn;...
Tue, 15/07/2014 - 09:40
Penguin's Viking imprint has signed Ben Macintyre to write the first ever authorised history of the SAS regiment.
Macintyre's books Agent Zig-Zag, Operation Mincemeat, Double Cross, and most recently A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal, are published by Bloomsbury....
Mon, 09/06/2014 - 11:24
Children's publisher Nosy Crow has acquired two fiction titles from David Solomons, the screenwriter behind the 2004 film "Five Children and It".
Nosy Crow acquired the world rights in all languages to My Brother is a Superhero, about a boy who is jealous of his brother’s super-powers, and an as yet...
Tue, 08/04/2014 - 13:56
Penguin imprint Viking is to publish artist Damien Hirst's autobiography in autumn 2015.
Viking's publishing director Venetia Butterfield bought world English rights from Ed Victor, saying that Hirst was a "highly significant cultural figure" and that the book would be a "momentous publishing event"....
Thu, 03/04/2014 - 09:20
Viking Penguin is to publish Stuffocation, originally published as an e-book, which explores why acquiring “’too much stuff’ is the most pressing problem of our time”.
Publisher at Viking and Portfolio, Joel Rickett, bought world rights to the book, by journalist and trend forecaster James Wallman,...
Mon, 24/03/2014 - 13:05
Daniel Crewe is joining Penguin General Books as publisher at Viking.
Crewe joins the Viking commissioning team from Profile, where he has worked since 2005, most recently as publisher. During his time at Profile, he commissioned authors including Jonathan Dimbleby, Simon Jenkins, Joe Moran and Sandi Toksvig.
At Viking, Crewe...
Wed, 26/02/2014 - 09:10
The Bodley Head has appointed Will Hammond as editorial director.
Hammond is currently commissioning editor at Viking, where he has worked since 2007.
While at Viking he has published non-fiction titles including Great Britain’s Great War by Jeremy Paxman, and Creation by Adam Rutherford, which was...
Fri, 27/12/2013 - 12:45
Writer Alan Bennett has claimed Nina Stibbe "misremembered" him in Love, Nina (Viking), her account of life as a nanny to London Review of Books editor Mary-Kay Wilmers in London in the 1980s.
The book, currently being read on BBC Radio 4 as its "Book of the Week", is made up of letters written by...
Mon, 16/12/2013 - 10:25
Ten years in the writing, Darragh McKeon’s début novel All That Is Solid Melts Into Air was acquired by Viking in May 2012 for a five-figure sum. Commissioning editor Will Hammond commented: “We were just so confident about it. By today’s standards for a literary debut, it was a substantial amount”. And...