Michael Joseph has acquired The Downfall and a second novel, Eden Lost, by debut author Laure Van Rensburg in a six-figure deal after a six-way auction. ... Read more
Doubleday has acquired debut novel The Flames about four women "muses" who inspired artist Egon Schiele, in a "major" six-figure pre-empt. ... Read more
After three years working together as Caskie Mushens, literary agents Robert Caskie and Juliet Mushens have decided to work independently.... Read more
Film rights to Richard Osman’s début novel, The Thursday Murder Club (Viking), have been snapped up by Amblin Partners in a 14-way auction.... Read more
Avon has scooped two books from writer Debbie Howells, who was previously published by Pan Macmillan.
Wildfire has pre-empted a "feminist epic", Ariadne by Jennifer Saint, retelling the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, from the perspective of Ariadne and her sister... Read more
Bonnier imprint Blink has bagged a Brexit-inspired “comedy of errors” in the style of Shakespeare by Boris Starling.
Wildfire has landed a speculative feminist thriller dubbed “The Power set in space” by Laura Lam.
Zaffre has announced the second novel by bestselling author Stacey Halls, The Foundling, will be published next February.
Viking has acquired TV presenter Richard Osman’s debut novel, The Thursday Murder Club, and one other novel, for a seven-figure sum, after triumphing in one... Read more