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Dialogue flies off with Papillon's 'extraordinary' debut

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 scoops An Yu's 'beguiling' debut after 7-way auction

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 signs Alagiah's 'exhilarating' debut novel

Canongate has acquired the debut novel by BBC News newsreader George Alagiah, The Burning Land. Read more

HarperVoyager snaps up fantasy debut from Barron

HarperVoyager will publish a debut trilogy set in a West Africa-inspired fantasy kingdom, by Rena Barron. Read more

Khorsandi's debut novel to Ebury

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

Self-published title competes on Polari longlist

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

Nosy Crow acquires 'uplifting' sibling story

Nosy Crow has acquired a sibling story for children aged 9+ by debut author S. E. Durrant. World rights for two books were acquired from... Read more

Freight acquires "edgy" debut from Manchester author

Freight Books has bought an “edgy” debut story collection from Manchester-based author Lara Williams. Publisher Adrian Searle bought world rights to Treats from Becky Thomas... Read more

S&S acquires Australian debut thriller

Simon & Schuster has acquired the debut novel of Australian author Aoife Clifford.   Carla Josephson, assistant fiction editor at Simon & Schuster UK, bought... Read more

Century acquires debut from TV writer Overton

Penguin Random House imprint Century has acquired the debut novel of Hollie Overton, a US TV writer.   The novel, Baby Doll, is a psychological... Read more

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