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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

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

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