Bloomsbury has acquired a "revelatory" book about the science of ageing from a computational biologist.
John Murray is publishing Michael Hughes' "vivid, funny and brutal" reimagining of Homer's Iliad, set at the end of the Troubles in Northern Ireland in the mid-1990s.... 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
Allen Lane is publishing a book on "global nationalism" by Hassan Damluji, who leads the Middle East team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.... 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
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
Guardian Faber has acquired The Happy Brain by neuroscientist Dean Burnett.
Pan Macmillan is publishing a book by anonymous legal blogger the Secret Barrister following a five-publisher auction.
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
HarperSport has acquired A Wet and Windy Night at Stoke by Michael Cox after a “hotly contested” eight-way auction.