Picador has pre-empted Polly Morland's true story account A Fortunate Woman: The Story of a Country Doctor, securing rights in a six-figure deal. ... Read more
Bloombury is to publish the first major work by 27-year-old economist Grace Blakeley, after winning a 10-way auction.
Orion Fiction has landed a new novel from Jane Bailey, a dark reading group mystery called Sorry Isn't Good Enough. ... Read more
Hannah Todd has been appointed commissioning editor at Head of Zeus, for the publisher's digital lists, Aria and Aries.
BBC Studios Production, in association with Nice Media Studios and Windowseat, has secured the rights to develop The Chalk Man by C J Tudor. ... Read more
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired Patricia Marques’ "wonderfully inventive" début novel The Colours of Death, as well as a second novel.... Read more
Headline Review has triumphed in a multi-publisher auction for Isaac and the Egg, a debut novel by journalist Bobby Palmer. ... Read more
Bernardine Evaristo is curating a new series of lost or hard-to-find books, now rediscovered, by black writers who wrote about black Britain and the diaspora across the last century. ... Read more
Creative Scotland has partnered with the Society of Authors to distribute £600,000 in financial grants, in bursaries of up £2,000 each, among authors and other creative practitioners in the... Read more
Matthew McConaughey's Greenlights (Headline) soared straight to the top of the Amazon Charts' Most-Sold: Non-Fiction chart, in its first week on sale.... Read more
A recent consumer survey conducted by the Booksellers Association has revealed strong public support for shopping locally in the run up to Christmas, in addition... Read more
Kishani Widyaratna, currently commissioning editor at Picador, is joining HarperCollins as editorial director for Fourth Estate.
French bookshops and libraries will have to close for at least 15 days from tomorrow (Friday 30th October), and possibly until 1st December or later, as... Read more
The shortlists for the FutureBook Awards, Best of Lockdown, have been been announced. In total, 27 companies or individuals have been selected across five categories:... Read more
Faber has triumphed in a four-way auction for Felix Ever After, Kacen Callender's "voice-driven" YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling... Read more
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Issue No 5903
Friday, October 23 2020
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