Thu, 02/05/2013 - 13:30
Behind the writing of every memoir of a life gone off the rails is a motive in need of justification. Why bare your soul? Why tell the world just how bad things got? Why, in Suzanne Harrington’s case, would you want to confess that desperate moment—when at your lowest ebb, and already roaring drunk—you scoured the kitchen...
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:...
Tue, 27/09/2011 - 15:05
Jonathan Cape has acquired the new novel by author Joe Stretch, with his previous two novels Friction and Wildlife published as Vintage Originals.
Senior editor Beth Coates bought UK and Commonwealth rights to The Adult from Cathryn Summerhayes at WME, and plans to publish in August 2012.
The book is...