Gail Honeyman has won the 2018 Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award for her debut Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (HarperCollins).
Karl Nova has won the CLiPPA prize for his debut poetry collection, Rhythm and Poetry, published by Caboodle Books.
Head of Zeus has signed rights to Man Booker Prize winner Ben Okri's "timely" new novel The Freedom Artist.
Orion has pre-empted an "uplit" debut from Headline non-fiction editor Richard Roper in a "major" six-figure deal within 48 hours of submission.... Read more
Faber has acquired a "powerful" work of non-fiction by Costa Book of the Year winner Nathan Filer.
Independent mental health publisher Trigger has acquired the first book of TV presenter, Simon Thomas, about coping with the death of his wife Gemma. ... Read more
Picador will publish two more novels from The End We Start From author Megan Hunter.
Bloomsbury Publishing has acquired a "sexy, bloody and murderous" historical saga entitled Tsarina by Ellen Alpsten.
Quercus' imprint riverrun has acquired its literary lead for the year, The Dollmaker by Nina Allan, described as a story "about lives lived in the margins, and a love story... Read more
Pushkin Children’s Books has acquired world rights to Bearmouth, a "resoundingly original book", by freelance publishing PR and debut author Liz Hyder.... Read more
Lightning Books has signed the fifth novel of award-winning Australian writer Emily Maguire.
Canadian publisher Greystone Books is to release The Little Book of Cannabis: How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life this November.
The Supreme Court in the US has ruled that online retailers are required to pay taxes in states where they have no physical presence in... Read more
More than 420 indie bookshops are taking part in this year’s Independent Bookshop Week, which has been hailed as “bigger and better than ever” by... Read more
Victoria Oundjian, currently editor at Avon, is joining Orion Fiction as commissioning editor.
Issue No 5785
Friday, June 22 2018
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