Hachette Books Ireland has acquired a "moving and powerful" narrative of Bessborough House, one of Ireland’s largest mother and baby homes, written by BBC journalist... Read more
Transworld has won a six-way auction for That Peckham Boy by Kenny Imafidon, a "personal manifesto exploring what it means to be young, Black and poor in the city".... Read more
Muswell Press has acquired The Whale Tattoo by Jon Ransom, for publication in February 2022.
Rukhsana Yasmin is joining The Good Literary Agency (TGLA) as an associate agent focusing on non-fiction but also building a select fiction list, particularly genre,... Read more
The Good Literary Agency (TGLA) has hired Kemi Ogunsanwo as an agent, tasked with building a list across fiction and non-fiction.
Scholastic UK has acquired Striking Out, a novel for children based on the life of footballer Ian Wright. The title is written by Wright in partnership with Musa... Read more
Bookouture's non-fiction imprint Thread is publishing a "hilarious and heartfelt" motherhood survival guide by journalist Zeena Moolla.
Arrow has bagged a novel about a young British Iranian woman living in London and navigating love, family and friendship from PRH Children's editor Sara... Read more
Eight unpublished authors have been shortlisted for the inaugural Gollancz and Rivers of London BAME SFF Award.
Sophie Jai's debut novel Wild Fires was selected out of 200 entries to win The Borough Press and The Good Literary Agency open submission.... Read more