Johnson & Alcock has hired a head of foreign rights, Hélène Ferey, who joins from A M Heath in September.
Viking has acquired a "moving and exquisitely funny" debut novel by Emma Morgan, who was part of the inaugural PRH WriteNow mentoring programme.... Read more
Virago has acquired two graphic novels as part of a strategy to begin publishing the genre on its list for the first time.... Read more
Little, Brown has bought the autobiography of musician John Grant.
Ebury has pre-empted comedy romance Gone Viking, a debut novel about going back to basics and living the Viking way, by journalist Helen Russell.... Read more
Two Roads has acquired The Anxiety Survival Guide: How to survive the end of the world (when it’s in your own head) by comedy writer Aaron Gillies.... Read more
HarperCollins has bagged Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows in a “strong” six-figure deal after fighting off five other publishers to win the title at auction.... Read more
Ahead of the London Book Fair 2016, agents share the key titles they are taking to the fair.
Two Roads, an imprint of John Murray Press, has acquired Starting Over: How looking at things afresh can make you healthier, calmer and happier than ever by Helen... Read more
Myriad Editions has signed a “stunning” novelisation of the love affair between Simone de Beauvoir and American writer Nelson Algren. Fiction editor Holly Ainley bought... Read more