HarperFiction has netted Five Strangers, a “dark and twisty” thriller from E V Adamson, in a two-book deal.
Chatto & Windus has signed a deal with Ordinary People author Diana Evans for a new novel and her first essay collection.... Read more
Little, Brown has acquired "an unflinching insider’s account of medicine in the time of coronavirus" from palliative care doctor Dr Rachel Clarke.... Read more
Publishers need to invest more in bringing diverse talent to market and find new ways to ascribe “value” to the books they buy, some agents... Read more
W H Allen has signed two more books in a “freedom series” from Jack Fairweather, whose The Volunteer (W H Allen) scooped the Costa Book of the... Read more
Agents say acquisitions are generally holding up during the coronavirus crisis but the market for some sectors, including literary fiction, is proving more challenging as... Read more
Bloomsbury has pre-empted Lisa Harding’s second novel about a failed actress struggling with motherhood and addiction.
Aitken Alexander has announced the death of literary agent Brian Stone, who had been suffering from dementia for many years.
Literary agent Clare Alexander is one of three new trustees to join writers’ development agency New Writing North along with education expert Mike Parker and... Read more
Virago is publishing historical novelist Clare Clark’s new book, In the Full Light of the Sun, following the fortunes of three Berliners caught up in a devastating scandal... Read more