Hutchinson has pre-empted a “rollicking” historical page-turner by Neil Blackmore in a “strong five-figure deal”.
Hamish Hamilton has bought the second novel of Sophie Mackintosh, whose debut The Water Cure was acquired in a seven-way auction and longlisted for 2018's... Read more
Hodder and Stoughton has won a new Brontë Mysteries series from Rowan Coleman, imagining the sisters as amateur sleuths ahead of their writing careers.... Read more
Jonathan Cape has acquired Difficult Women, a history of modern feminism by journalist Helen Lewis.
David Higham Associates (DHA) has bought Laura Cecil's agency as she prepares to retire.
Author adventurer Alastair Humphreys, who recently became the pioneer of "microadventures" - a movement encouraging people to seek out short local adventures - has signed... Read more
Ebury is publishing two more books from Rowan Coleman, author of 2015 Richard and Judy selection The Memory Book (Ebury Press).... Read more
Orion Fiction’s senior commissioning editor Jemima Forrester is moving to David Higham Associates to become a literary agent.
Head of Zeus is to publish Not the Chilcot Report, a "masterly account of how a disaster was made", written by "passionate" British democrat, Peter... Read more
HarperCollins imprint Fourth Estate has signed My Absolute Darling, a debut novel from American author Gabriel Tallent, after an eight-way auction.