Atlantic Books has acquired 7 ½, a "provocative novel" by Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap (Atlantic), about "finding joy and beauty in a raging world". ... Read more
John Murray imprint Two Roads has won a three-way auction for the the debut historical crime novel by Sarah Smith, winner of the Scottish Book Trust... Read more
Fig Tree has pre-empted a debut novel about what it's like living through the coronavirus pandemic from poet and playwright Clare Pollard.... Read more
Fig Tree has bagged the “witty, entertaining and at times delightfully macabre” Spare Parts: A Surprising History of Transplants by debut author Paul Craddock.... Read more
Chicken House will publish Melissa Harrison's debut children's novel, By Ash, Oak and Thorn, as well as a sequel, By Rowan and Yew. ... Read more
Picador has pre-empted an investigation into water stress, billed as "the next big climate crisis", by environmental journalist Tim Smedley.
Bloomsbury will publish a "joyful" memoir, Nothing Ordinary: A Still Life, by debut author Josie George.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired a "bold" new novel by Wales Book of the Year winner and Dylan Thomas Prize shortlisted author Alys Conran. ... Read more
Myriad has signed a second novel from author and filmmaker Tom Connolly. World English rights in Men Like Air were signed from Jenny Hewson at... Read more
Serpent’s Tail has acquired a second book from Sarah Perry, whose debut was longlisted for the Guardian First Book of the Year Award 2014. Hannah... Read more