Orion Fiction will publish Anna Mazzola’s "utterly immersive" historical novel, The Clockwork Girl.
Sphere has won a multiple-publisher auction to publish Twelve Secrets, the first in a crime series by Rob Gold — a pseudonym for PRH Group sales director Rob Waddington. ... Read more
Lia Louis has signed a new two-book deal with Orion Fiction, with the first title, Eight Perfect Hours, to be published in August 2021. ... Read more
Head of Zeus has won a three-way auction for the “sparkling” debut novel by Aliya Ali-Afzal.
HarperCollins has signed a history of Britain by Boris Starling with David Bradbury, told through figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Lake Union, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, has signed a two-book deal with Boris Starling.
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