Globe-spanning settings, 19th century heroines and the complexities of motherhood are some of the most prominent themes in the books selected for the new W H Smith Fresh... Read more
Picador has acquired a "funny and tragic" debut novel about 1960’s rural America by Paula Saunders, the wife of Man Booker Prize-winning George Saunders.... Read more
Poet Rebecca Watts has criticised the new wave of high-selling female poets such as Rupi Kaur, Hollie McNish and Kate Tempest in a literary magazine, saying "we... Read more
Picador has acquired a "unique" and "stirring" poetry anthology of migrant stories from schoolchildren, called England.
Picador has acquired two books from writer Olivia Laing, including a first novel called Crudo about "finding love amidst the global chaos of the summer of 2017".... Read more
Picador has pre-empted memoir Help Me by freelance journalist Marianne Power.
An American debut novel based on the life of Lee Miller, which sparked a major US bidding war, has been pre-empted by Picador within 48 hours of submission. ... Read more
Picador has acquired a second memoir from comedian and TV writer Adam Kay, author of This Is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor, in a "major" deal.... Read more
Picador has acquired two works by the late American short story writer Lucia Berlin: a collection of short stories, Evening in Paradise, and an illustrated memoir, Welcome Home.... Read more
Sister Pictures has acquired the television rights for writer and comedian Adam Kay’s debut This is Going To Hurt: Secret Diaries Of A Junior Doctor in a 12-way auction.... Read more