Canongate has signed world rights in a book by Globe Theatre artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, charting the experience of staging Shakespeare's Hamlet around the world.
Publishing director of non-fiction Katy Follain signed King of Infinite Space – Taking Hamlet Around the World from Patrick Walsh at Conville & Walsh. US rights were bought by Jamison Stoltz and Morgan Entrekin at Grove Atlantic.
The book explores the play and the Globe's project to perform it in every country around the world to mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth.
Canongate has also signed two more books from Scarlett Thomas. Her latest novel, The Seed Collectors, is set for publication in July 2015. Francis Bickmore signed world rights in a further novel and an "unconventional" memoir in a deal with David Miller at RCW.