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Fitzcarraldo bags journalist's 'harrowing' debut about Kabul migrant trail

Fitzcarraldo Editions has snapped up Matthieu Aikins' debut book, The Naked Don’t Fear the Water: A Journey Through the Refugee Underground.... Read more

S&S Children's scoops 'unmissable' debut middle-grade novel by Juckes

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books has signed Sarah Ann Juckes’ "beautiful" first middle-grade novel, with "exquisite" illustrations by Sharon King-Chai, after securing a two-book deal. ... Read more

Ash Sarkar debut bought by Bloomsbury in 'major' pre-empt deal

Bloomsbury is to publish Minority Rule, the debut book by political commentator and journalist Ash Sarkar, after pre-empting the work in a "major deal". ... Read more

Allen & Unwin scoops Oxford scholar's 'astonishing' debut

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

Roper's debut optioned for TV series

Headline non-fiction editor Richard Roper’s debut Something to Live For (Orion) has been optioned for TV by Expectation. Read more

Riverrun lands translator Randall's 'brilliant' debut in 48-hour deal

Literary debut, The Tinkleys, by London-based translator Natasha Randall has been snapped up by riverrun within 48 hours of submission. Read more

HQ lands 'poignant' homeless novel from former midwife

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 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

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