John Murray publisher Mark Richards has pre-empted a novel about a "psychopathic but glamorous and alluring" Russian assassin, Codename Villanelle, by Luke Jennings.... Read more
Zephyr publisher Fiona Kennedy has acquired world rights in a new series by biologist Ben Garrod.
William Heinemann has acquired Gnomon by Nick Harkaway, a "hugely ambitious" novel set in a utopian society, described as "a magical incantation, a warning and a verdict upon the first century of... Read more
Philip Gwyn Jones, editor-at-large at Scribe, has made a trio of acquisitions including a "science book that reads like a novel" about the Italian polymath... Read more
Agent Patrick Walsh is to leave the agency he founded – Conville & Walsh – to set up on his own in Soho, taking authors... Read more
Ebury is publishing a "no-holds-barred" insider's account of Silicon Valley by a former employee of Twitter and Facebook.
Pan Macmillan and Flatiron Books have jointly acquired a "major" new book by Professor Johnjoe McFadden after pre-empting world English rights in Life is Simple:... Read more
HarperCollins has bought world English language rights to The Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took on the Mafia by award-winning journalist and writer... Read more
Random House Business Books has acquired The Grid by 32-year-old business guru Matt Watkinson.
The London Book Fair, which runs next month (12th–14th April) is getting “more significant all the time”, with the British event still very much a... Read more