Thu, 28/03/2013 - 07:00
Weidenfeld & Nicolson's deputy publishing director Arzu Tahsin has bought rights to memoir I am Malala by Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai.
Tahsin bought UK and Commonwealth rights for an undisclosed sum in conjunction with Little, Brown in the USA, which holds world rights. Yousafzai is represented by Karolina...
Wed, 18/07/2012 - 06:29
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired "the nearest there is yet to a biography" of its founder publisher, Lord George Weidenfeld.
Non-fiction publisher Alan Samson bought world rights from Lynn Nesbit and Claire Conrad at Janklow & Nesbit for Conversations with George Weidenfeld by William Shawcross. It will be...
Wed, 21/09/2011 - 10:27
It's no surprise to learn that first-time author Harriet Lane is a fan of Barbara Vine, Patricia Highsmith and those "books where you realise you're not quite sure what's going on—as a reader I find that so thrilling”. Although her début Alys, Always is not quite a psychological crime novel in the...
Thu, 09/06/2011 - 10:00
Debut author Téa Obreht has won the Orange Prize for Fiction for The Tiger’s Wife (Weidenfeld & Nicolson), beating Man Booker-shortlisted bookies’ favourite Room by Emma Donoghue (Picador).
Obreht, aged 25, is the youngest-ever author to win the £30,000 prize, which was awarded yesterday...
Thu, 17/02/2011 - 12:06
Weidenfeld & Nicolson is to publish a BBC TV tie-in by archaeologist, historian and TV presenter Neil Oliver.
W&N illustrated editor-in-chief Michael Dover acquired world (Europe and Far East exclusive) rights to the title jointly from Eugenie Furniss at William Morris Endeavour Entertainment and Daniel Mirzoeff of BBC...
Tue, 08/02/2011 - 09:05
Michael Dover, Weidenfeld & Nicolson editor-in-chief non-fiction, is to retire at the end of June this year, with several promotions effective from 1st March also marking a time of change for the company.
Dover has been a member of the senior team at W&N for almost 30 years, joining from Penguin Books in 1983 as publisher of...
Wed, 12/01/2011 - 08:45
Weidenfeld & Nicolson is to publish the autobiography of the late actor Pete Postlethwaite, bringing forward the book's release from June 2012 to 2011.
Weidenfeld non-fiction publisher Alan Samson bought world rights to the book, currently titled A Spectacle of Dust: The Autobiography, through the actor's friend...
Fri, 17/09/2010 - 08:28
Recently discovered letters, documents and photographs of Anne Frank and her family will form the basis of a new book acquired by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
Editor-in-chief Michael Dover bought British Commonwealth rights, except Canada, from Marc Koralnik at the Liepman agency to Treasures from the Attic by Mirjam Pressler...
Wed, 19/05/2010 - 13:01
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired a novel by author, actor and performer Steve Martin.
Kirsty Dunseath, Weidenfeld fiction publishing director, bought UK and Commonwealth rights to An Object of Beauty from Nancy Weise at Hachette Book Group USA. Hachette holds world rights in a deal brokered by agent Esther Newberg, at...
Tue, 20/04/2010 - 09:24
Weidenfeld & Nicolson's editorial director, Arzu Tahsin, has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to A Book for All and None, a literary debut by Clare Morgan.
The deal was made by Anna Webber at United Agents. In her book, Morgan, director of the masters degree in creative writing at Oxford, imagines an unexpected link...