Harvill Secker has won a "sharp" thriller about marriage, parenthood and obsession by debut author and actor C C MacDonald.
Sphere is publishing the first book of London rescue cat Curious Zelda, whose startled look has attracted a following of more than 80,000 on Twitter.... Read more
Amazon Publishing has bought a "captivating" debut novel about a secret letter sown into a German concentration camp uniform in its first deal with literary agency... Read more
Vintage imprint Harvill Secker has pre-empted a “wise and meditative” nature memoir from a mole-catcher ahead of a six-way auction.
HQ has acquired a "fierce and funny" feminist manifesto by broadcaster Emma Barnett, which confronts the taboo topic of women's periods.... Read more
HarperCollins imprint 4th Estate will publish a book about the "new Ice Age of politics" by one of Turkey’s best-known novelists and political commentators, Ece Temelkuran.... Read more
Hodder has won a new young adult fantasy duology, the Hollow Crown by Zoraida Córdova, at auction.
Picador has acquired the next two novels by Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist and The Muse.... Read more
Quercus has bought a historical novel about Huguenot master silk weavers in 18th century Spitalfields, by a former lawyer inspired by exhibits in London's Victoria... Read more
Sceptre editorial director Melissa Cox has acquired debut novel Suicide Club by Rachel Heng after a "heated" auction to be its "super-lead" title in 2018.... Read more