Scottish writer Alexander McCall Smith is to launch the 2018 Bloody Scotland International Crime Writing Festival programme.
Century is publishing a book from the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department about his infiltration of and subsequent undercover investigation into a local Ku Klux... Read more
Independent I B Tauris has signed novelist Celia Brayfield’s new book Rebel Writers in a deal made with Curtis Brown.... Read more
The Indigo Press, launched by the MILD group in October, has announced its first title will be about the ousting of Robert Mugabe. ... Read more
Cassell has acquired Primate Change, a "polemical look at how and why the human body has changed since humankind first got up on two feet", by author and... Read more
Dialogue Books has acquired two new books by Green Carnation Prize-shortlisted author Niven Govinden, the first of which is about "protest, voguing, church and the... Read more
Mitchell Beazley has acquired a book by the senior commissioning editor of British GQ, Charlie Burton, pitched as "the definitive handbook of skills for the modern man".... Read more
PRH Children’s will next publish a book about a teenager suffering from psychosis by Emma Smith-Barton, who took part in the publisher’s WriteNow programme.... Read more
Viking has acquired a "moving and exquisitely funny" debut novel by Emma Morgan, who was part of the inaugural PRH WriteNow mentoring programme.... Read more
An Oxford Classics graduate, J M Alvey, is penning a murder mystery series set in ancient Athens for Orion.
Senior editor Kate Miles has made her first acquisition for Headline, signing a book of games designed "for everyone" from primary school teacher and children’s... Read more
A debut thriller which went for six figures to Orion has gone on to sell in 25 territories altogether.
Lightning Books has bought the second novel by the Scottish-born winner of Australia’s richest literary prize, Ryan O’Neill, about a 19th century short story reimagined... Read more
Transworld has pre-empted a book on innovation from the founding editor-in-chief of Wired magazine’s UK edition, David Rowan.... Read more
Virago is publishing two collections of Noel Streatfeild's previously-unpublished short stories.
Issue No 5780
Friday, May 18 2018
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