No Exit Press will publish a prequel to F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby by Michael Farris Smith in February 2021.... Read more
Guardian Faber has acquired a book about ‘ultra running’, one of the “toughest sports in the world”, by Adharanand Finn.
Welbeck Publishing Group has acquired It’s All in Black and White: WHAM! Life and Friendship, the autobiography from 1980s pop duo Pepsi & Shirlie.... Read more
HarperCollins has netted A Class Act by comedian Rob Beckett, a “funny and candid” attempt to reconcile his working-class childhood with the way he lives now.... Read more
Former Waterstones staffer Alice Slater’s debut thriller, Death of a Bookseller, has gone to Hodder & Stoughton in a three-way auction. ... Read more
Faber is to publish Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir, the first non-fiction work from novelist Akwaeke Emezi.
Sphere has acquired Love, Locked Down, the first adult novel from Beth Reekles, author of The Kissing Booth YA novels (Corgi Children's). ... Read more
Seven Dials, part of the Orion Publishing Group, has acquired PizzaExpress: From Italy with Love following a seven-way auction. ... Read more
Sheridan Smith has written her first memoir, Honestly, to be published by Ebury Spotlight this autumn.
Cassell Illustrated will publish a 25th anniversary book on the inside story of the landmark Oasis gigs at Knebworth.