Doubleday has acquired Anne Youngson’s novel A Complicated Matter as well as a short story collection provisionally entitled The Six who Came to Dinner.... Read more
Transworld has scooped the debut novel from performer, writer and Faber Academy alumna Helen Paris in a two-book deal.
Wildfire has acquired the second book of Humans author Tom Phillips, looking at "the ingenious ways, throughout history, we've managed to avoid telling the truth"... Read more
Harvill Secker has pre-empted Star of the North by D B John, an international thriller moving between the US and North Korea.... Read more
Helen Callaghan, debut novelist behind psychological thriller Dear Amy, has signed a two-book deal with Michael Joseph.... Read more
Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB) and Pan Macmillan Australia have jointly acquired a YA fantasy novel by debut author Laura Sebastian, at auction.
Fleet has acquired a debut novel The First Day, introducing its author, filmmaker Phil Harrison, as a "major new voice".
Granta Books has acquired two new books from Ben Marcus, author of The Flame Alphabet and Leaving the Sea. Senior editor of Granta Books, Max... Read more
HarperNonFiction has bought a “unique” escapist’s guide to climbing trees for a “strong five-figure sum” in a “hotly contested” five-publisher auction. The Treeclimber’s Guide to... Read more