Piers Torday will revisit The Last Wild series with prequel The Wild Before, to be published by Hachette Children's Group in March 2021. ... Read more
Chatto & Windus has bought another book from Christie Watson, nurse and bestselling author of The Language of Kindness (Chatto).... Read more
Quercus has won a six-way auction for Laura Kay's debut novel The Split—described as "a Louise Rennison for grown-ups".... Read more
A revamped structure at C&W sees Sue Armstrong and Sophie Lambert appointed as directors, joining Clare Conville and Jake Smith-Bosanquet, to future-proof the agency against "the thrilling challenges ahead".... Read more
Transworld has acquired a non-fiction book "about an introvert who tries to live as an extrovert for a year".
Quercus imprint riverrun has acquired Testament, an historical fiction debut novel by Kim Sherwood, winner of the Bath Novel Award.... Read more
Literary agency Conville & Walsh is relaunching under the name C+W, and taking on a new agent, Richard Pike from sister company Curtis Brown.... Read more
Agent Lucy Luck will join Conville and Walsh on 1st November, departing Aitken Alexander Associates where she has been a senior literary agent since November... Read more
Transworld has pre-empted The Lost Pianos of Siberia by Sophy Roberts, a story of the "forgotten" instruments and of Siberia, its people and its musical... Read more
Hodder Children’s Books, an imprint of the Hachette Children’s Group, has signed the debut novel by Faber Academy graduate Lydia Ruffles.