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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

Bloomsbury buys ‘Pug’ young fiction series

Bloomsbury Children’s Books has acquired a three-book young fiction series about a pug dog from debut author Laura James. Ellen Holgate, editorial director at Bloomsbury... Read more

Fuller wins Desmond Elliott Prize

Claire Fuller has won the Desmond Elliott Prize 2015 for her novel Our Endless Numbered Days (Fig Tree). Our Endless Numbered Days was described by... Read more

Orchard to publish Ali Standish

Orchard Books has acquired The Ethan I Was Before, the middle-grade debut about friendship and grief, from debut author Ali Standish.   Jessica Clarke, editorial... Read more

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