Penguin Life has triumphed in a five-way auction to publish The Modern House by design writers and entrepreneurs Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill. ... Read more
Hodder & Stoughton is publishing Nala’s World: One Man, His Rescue Cat and a Bike Ride Around the Globe.... Read more
Kevin Barry's Night Boat to Tangier (Canongate) will be adapted for the big screen by Hollywood actor Michael Fassbender.
Bloomsbury has scooped a “thrilling” work by accelerator physicist Suzie Sheehy, telling the history of physics through its 12 foundational experiments.
Profile Books and Aitken Alexander have launched the Profile Aitken Alexander Non-Fiction Prize, awarded to the best debut trade non-fiction proposal from an academic.... Read more
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