Tagged: Francesca Main

Yarwood's 'wry, moving' début snapped up for six-figures

Phoenix and Hachette Australia join forces to win hotly-contested auction. Read more

Main’s Phoenix set to fly after lockdown launch with focus on fresh talent

After leaving Picador to launch her own list at Orion, Francesca Main says the emphasis at Phoenix will be on developing writers and hitting the... Read more

Phoenix wins Kukafka's 'lyrical and heartbreaking' novel at auction

Orion imprint Phoenix has won an auction for Notes On An Execution by literary agent and author Danya Kukafka, a "powerful and propulsive" novel about a man on death... Read more

Phoenix memoirists discuss motherhood, trans identity and grief with Francesca Main

Inaugural Phoenix authors Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, David Whitehouse and Marianne Levy have revealed the inspirations behind their upcoming memoirs with publisher Francesca Main for the second online 'Phoenix... Read more

US rights in Main's first book for Phoenix fly in six-figure deal

US rights in Phoenix's publishing debut, Fault Lines by British-Japanese author Emily Itami, have been snapped up in a six-figure deal. ... Read more

Phoenix signs Perkins-Valdez in overnight pre-empt

Orion’s new literary-commercial imprint Phoenix has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to If This Is Peace by New York Times-bestselling author Dolen Perkins-Valdez in an... Read more

Main grabs powerful tale of sterilisation from Perkins-Valdez

Phoenix Books publisher Francesca Main has snapped up a novel by US author Dolen Perkins-Valdez with “powerful themes of race, class and eugenics”, in an... Read more

Francesca Main moves to Orion to set up new imprint

Francesca Main is moving to the Orion Publishing Group in the newly created role of publisher after eight years at Picador. Read more

Picador buys 'unforgettable' Stonex novel amid global rights frenzy

Picador has triumphed in a multi-publisher auction for an “unforgettable” new novel from Emma Stonex in a two-book deal, with rights already being gobbled up... Read more

Picador snaps up 'moving' third novel from Sarah Butler

Picador has snapped up the “tender, moving and beautifully written” third novel from Sarah Butler. Read more

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