Pan Mac buys two from its New Writing list

<p>Pan Macmillan has acquired historical novels from two authors who first came to Macmillan through its New Writing scheme.</p><p>Will Atkins, editorial director for fiction, bought world rights to Terence Morgan&#39;s next two novels from Oliver Munson at Blake Friedmann. His debut <em>The Master of Bruges</em>, will be published in Pan paperback in January, and his new novel <em>The Last Plantagent</em>, the first in the new deal, is scheduled for release as a Macmillan hardback in early 2012.<br /><br />Atkins also bought world rights in two novels by Deborah Swift from the Annette Green Authors&#39; Agency. The first in this deal, <em>The Gilded Lily</em>, will be published as a Macmillan hardback on an as yet unspecified date. Her debut, <em>The Lady&#39;s Slipper</em>, is due for publication in Pan paperback next summer.</p><p>Both deals were for &quot;good five-figure advances.&quot; Atkins said: &quot;Deborah and Terence represent the vanguard of our historical fiction list: quite different writers who have in common a rare ability to bring history to life, while telling a riveting and affecting story.&quot;</p>