Allen & Unwin will publish the debut novel by Sophie Hardcastle, a research assistant at Oxford University, exploring “the female ill-treatment at the hands of men”.... Read more
Headline non-fiction editor Richard Roper’s debut Something to Live For (Orion) has been optioned for TV by Expectation.
Literary debut, The Tinkleys, by London-based translator Natasha Randall has been snapped up by riverrun within 48 hours of submission.
HQ has bought a "gorgeously written" debut novel by creative writing student and former midwife Jessica Ryn, about a homeless woman searching for sanctuary.... Read more
Dialogue has bought a debut from Nigerian-born author Buki Papillon about a boy's secret intersex identity and his desire to live as a girl.... Read more
Harvill Secker has triumphed in a seven-way auction to buy debut novel, Braised Pork, and one other book from 26-year-old writer An Yu for six figures.... Read more
Canongate has acquired the debut novel by BBC News newsreader George Alagiah, The Burning Land.
HarperVoyager will publish a debut trilogy set in a West Africa-inspired fantasy kingdom, by Rena Barron.
Ebury has bought comedian Shappi Khorsandi’s debut novel. Gillian Green, Ebury Fiction publishing director, bought world all language rights to Nina is Not OK from... Read more
A self-published author will compete against books published by small and large presses for this year’s Polari First Book Prize. The longlist for the prize,... Read more