Quercus has pre-empted a debut book about maths for a six-figure sum, which tells "true stories of life-changing events where mathematics has played a critical role".... Read more
Sceptre has acquired British literary debut Saltwater, a "tenderly evocative and poetic" novel by 25-year old Jessica Andrews, in a four-way auction.... Read more
Political sketchwriter John Crace has signed a deal with Guardian Faber for a book based on Theresa May’s reign as prime minister entitled I, Maybot:... Read more
Chatto & Windus has acquired rights to the new "quirky" novel by Diana Evans, a study of modern relationships and identity called Ordinary People. ... Read more
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired Don't Believe a Word, a new book by linguist David Shariatmadari investigating "the science of language", after a six-way auction.... Read more
Chris Wellbelove has joined Aitken Alexander Associates in the role of agent from Greene and Heaton, while Lesley Thorne has been appointed managing director of... Read more
Aitken Alexander Associates has announced the death of agent Anthony Sheil.
Mary Pachnos, who has worked with Aitken Alexander Associates for the last 20 years, has retired.
Literary agent Gillon Aitken of Aitken Alexander Associates has died.
Agent Lucy Luck will join Conville and Walsh on 1st November, departing Aitken Alexander Associates where she has been a senior literary agent since November... Read more