Atlantic has completed three major acquisitions at this year’s fair.
The first came after it won a “hard- fought” auction for a “soulful, monumental début” by Elaine Castillo, America isn’t the Heart. Editor James Roxburgh acquired UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Emma Paterson at Rogers, Coleridge & White, and will publish in spring 2018.
In a second deal, publishing director Margaret Stead acquired world rights to Fishing Impossible, the tie-in to a "major" 10-part ITV series touted as “‘Top Gear’ meets "Blue Planet". Atlantic will publish in October.
Completing the hat-trick of deals, editorial director Mike Harpley bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to a "hilarious and scathing" insider exposé of Silicon Valley by Dan Lyons, titled Disrupted: Ludicrous Misadventures in the Tech Start-up Bubble. The book was acquired for a five-figure sum in a "competitive" auction from Gráinne Fox at Fletcher & Company, and will be published in September.