Mon, 11/01/2010 - 05:18
Viking has bought the rights to book which describes England in 1914, on the eve of the outbreak of the First World War.
Eleo Gordon, editorial director at Viking, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to England’s Loss Of Innocence by Mark Bostridge from Simon Trewin of United Agents.
The book looks at England...
Mon, 07/12/2009 - 06:42
Viking is rejacketing its Edward de Bono backlist in January to give the titles a fresh look and a series identity. De Bono, the creative thinking guru who invented the concept of lateral thinking, has published recent books with Vermilion, but Penguin’s titles—which date back to the 1970s—have almost all remained in print...
Sun, 11/10/2009 - 09:15
Penguin has won the auction for two new novels by Skellig author David Almond. Puffin and Viking have jointly acquired the two titles paying a "good six figures" for UK and Commonwealth rights...
Mon, 21/09/2009 - 13:50
Penguin imprint Viking has acquired a "heartbreaking and shocking story" of the erosion of a Kashmiri community as the young men enter Pakistan to train as militants.
Mary Mount, editorial director, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to Mirza Waheed's In the Valley of Yellow Flowers for an undisclosed sum, via David...
Thu, 13/08/2009 - 11:22
Journalist Toby Young is to write a book on class for Viking. Publisher Venetia Butterfield acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Natasha Fairweather at A P Watt and will publish Class in September 2010.
Young's two memoirs, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People (2001), and The Sound of No Hands Clapping...
Wed, 05/08/2009 - 14:16
Penguin will be turning classic titles from Beowulf to the Brontës into tweets in its new book, Twitterature.
Viking editor Will Hammond bought UK and Commonwealth rights for “a decent five-figure sum” from Mary Pachnos of Aitken Alexander Associates.
Twitterature: The World’s Greatest...
Fri, 17/07/2009 - 08:38
Penguin has won the auction for the autobiography of poker player Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott.
Editorial director at Viking, Joel Rickett, bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) for the eponymous title Devilfish from Andrew Lownie at the Lownie Agency. The title will be published in summer 2010 as a...
Mon, 13/07/2009 - 11:10
Viking has bought the rights to a debut novel by American writer, Matthew Flaming. Editorial director Joel Rickett acquired UK and Commonwealth rights via Penguin Group International.
The Kingdom of Ohio is set in New York and follows Peter Force, a newly-arrived frontiersman who is digging the first subway tunnels. He comes...
Fri, 12/06/2009 - 07:00
Eighteen months ago, Nick Hornby could not have foreseen that the latter half of 2009 would be so busy. Over the next six months Hornby will be working on a musical collaboration with American musician Ben Folds, his film adaptation of the Lynn Barber memoir An Adaptation will be released and a radio comedy series which he co-wrote...
Mon, 30/03/2009 - 11:17
Viking has bought the rights to Whitbread award-winning historian, John Guy's new book, a biography of Thomas Becket.
Viking publisher, Venetia Butterfield, bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) from Peter Robinson of Robinson Literary Agency.
The as-yet-untitled book, which will be published in spring 2012,...