Tagged: francis bickmore

Canongate snaps up paperback rights to Eaves' Murmur

Canongate has acquired paperback rights to Will Eaves’ prize-winning novel Murmur (CB Editions) about the last years of Alan Turing.... Read more

Canongate snaps up world rights to Hall's new book

Canongate will publish Stephen Hall's new book, Maxwell's Demon, in February 2020, with a six-figure pre-empt in the US. Read more

Canongate grabs Thorn's tale of women in music

Canongate has acquired a second book from singer and author Tracey Thorn, My Rock ‘n’ Roll Friend, about "rock ‘n’ roll love affairs" and female friendship.... Read more

Rewriting the Canon: Bickmore basks in success of indie’s brand new approach

Canongate’s publishing director, who joined the list in 2000 after a stint on work experience, explains how the cross-country indie’s brand building has resulted in... Read more

Canongate to publish 'no-holds-barred dark comedy' by Scarlett Thomas

Canongate has acquired the new adult novel from Scarlett Thomas, Oligarchy, billed as “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie for the digital age”.... Read more

Pictures of the week

This week's pictures round-up features Nick Hewer at Dulwich Literary Festival, a burlesque performer, the SYP Autumn Conference and Mount Everest. Read more

Bickmore bags Barry Boat

Canongate publishing director Francis Bickmore has signed a novel “drenched in sex, death and narcotics” from Goldsmiths and IMPAC winner Kevin Barry. Read more

Canongate scoops Meek's Black Death tale

Canongate has acquired the “epic” new novel, To Calais, In Ordinary Time, from Booker-longlisted author James Meek, which is billed as a "mash up of... Read more

Canongate wins auction for epic Hawaiian debut

Canongate has acquired what it describes as a "breath-taking" debut novel from Kawai Strong Washburn. Read more

US memoir crashes Canongate's party

Francis Bickmore discusses Canongate's decision to speed through the publishing process of its recent acquisition Sick, a "remarkably courageous" memoir by Iranian-American author Porochista Khakpour.... Read more

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