Debut author Clare Whitfield has been awarded the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award 2021 for People of Abandoned Character (Head of Zeus), a fresh take on the... Read more
The Capital Crime festival will be hosted at a new venue in a central London park next September.
Four debut novels are featured on the Glass Bell shortlist alongside Colum McCann’s Booker-longlisted Apeirogon (Bloomsbury) and Stuart Turton’s second novel The Devil and the Dark Water (Raven Books). ... Read more
The DHH Literary Agency is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month with an expansion accompanied by a string of major debut writer deals signed through lockdown Zoom... Read more
Quercus has pre-empted a standalone thriller by journalist and author Victoria Selman with a “significant” six-figure offer.
Pavilion Books is to publish designer and shop owner Eleanor Tattersfield’s Lockdown Secrets, based on a collection of anonymous postcards sent to her during lockdown.... Read more
Amazon Publishing will sponsor Capital Crime's 2021 New Voices Award sponsored by Amazon Publishing with a £1,000 cash prize and potential publication.
Transworld editorial director Francesca Best has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to four more titles from Jo Thomas in a "substantial" six-figure deal made with David Headley at DHH.... Read more
Doubleday has pre-empted The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley by Sean Lusk, a historical debut set against the backdrop of 18th-century London and Constantinople. ... Read more
Penguin Michael Joseph has bought two new books from Scandinavian crime author Ragnar Jónasson.