Orion Fiction has acquired the "wickedly funny" debut, First Time for Everything, from London Writers Award Winner Henry Fry, in a three-way auction. ... Read more
Orion Fiction editorial director Charlotte Mursell has pre-empted The Truth Will Out, a "claustrophobic tale of obsession" from debut author Rosemary Hennigan, in a two-book deal. ... Read more
HQ Digital has signed Pug Actually, a "quirky rom-com with a canine twist" by Matt Dunn.
Virago has acquired Womb: The Inside Story of Where We All Began by Leah Hazard, to publish as its lead publication in spring 2023, following an eight-way... Read more
Hodder Studio has acquired two titles from Heather Marshall at auction, including her debut Looking for Jane.
Michael Joseph’s major 2021 debut The Push by Ashley Audrain has been optioned by Heyday Television.
Sphere is publishing The Witness, the first novel by barrister and non-fiction author Alexandra Wilson.
Lake Union, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, has struck a two-book deal with Katherine Slee.
Bonnier Books UK has acquired Freya Sampson's debut novel The Last Library—an "ode to libraries and the ability they possess to bring the unlikeliest of people together".... Read more
HarperCollins has won a multi-publisher auction for The Reading List by debut author and Harvill Secker commissioning editor Sara Nisha Adams in a two-book deal.... Read more