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