Profile has pre-empted a book on perfectionism, Imperfect, from behavioural psychologist Thomas Curran, in "one of the largest commitments ever made by the publisher".... Read more
Ana Fletcher, senior editor at Jonathan Cape, has bought two books from Man Booker-shortlisted author Daisy Johnson.
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
Allen Lane will publish David Sumpter’s book, The Ten Equations, set to reveal "secret formulas" for success, riches and becoming more intelligent.... Read more
Chris Wellbelove has been promoted to director at Aitken Alexander Associates, two years after joining the agency.
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