David M Barnett’s novel Calling Major Tom (Trapeze Books) has been optioned for film by London-based production company Vision3, an outfit known for its 3D filmmaking on projects such... Read more
Sphere is publishing The World’s Fittest Book by endurance athlete and adventurer Ross Edgley, who most recently swam 60k between two islands while towing a 45kg log.... Read more
Faber has signed ex-soldier and journalist Jan Morris’ first ever book of diaries, In My Mind’s Eye, for hardback publication in September 2018.... Read more
Weidenfeld & Nicolson is publishing film critic Mark Kermode’s "hilarious, self-deprecating and blissfully nostalgic" memoir of his life in music, entitled How Does it Feel? ... Read more
Hutchinson has acquired a new book from "wellness pioneers" Nadia Narain and Katia Narain Phillips, entitled Rituals for Every Day.... Read more
Canongate has signed an "epic novel for our anxiety-ridden times" by Victor LaValle titled The Changeling.
Hodder & Stoughton has commissioned Lucy Worsley to write a "major" new biography of Queen Victoria to celebrate the 200th anniversary of her birth.... Read more
Orchard Books, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Group (HCG), has signed a three-book deal with former children’s animator Kita Mitchell.
A "powerful debut memoir", about a publisher caring for her schizophrenic father, will be published by 4th Estate.
Coronet has acquired "Love Island" star Chris Hughes’ autobiography, entitled You Bantering Me?, to publish this spring.
Usborne has acquired three books by debut author P G Bell in what has been described as the publisher's “most significant acquisition to date”.... Read more
Faber is set to release a "major" Barbara Kingsolver novel later this year, entitled Unsheltered.
Michael Joseph has acquired two more books from Australian author Nicola Moriarty.
The Bodley Head has pre-empted an investigation into Britain’s "radical new politics" by political journalist Jack Shenker.... Read more
Canongate has signed an "utterly absorbing and original" literary non-fiction title by psychoanalyst Mikita Brottman.
Issue No 5790
Friday, February 16 2018
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