Karolina Sutton looks at publishing's appetite for debuts.
Viking has pre-empted a “remarkable” memoir by lawyer Qian Julie Wang about her childhood spent in severe poverty as an undocumented Chinese immigrant in Brooklyn.... Read more
Michael Joseph has acquired Times journalist Annabelle Williams' debut about how "the world of finance still favours men".
Margaret Atwood’s literary agent Karolina Sutton of Curtis Brown has revealed how the agency was besieged by a “carefully orchestrated” campaign by cyber criminals attempting... Read more
Picador has snared a “remarkable” trio of novels by acclaimed Japanese author Mieko Kawakami in a five-way auction.
Spoken-word event producer Fane Productions has unveiled plans for a series of festivals, the first of which, the inaugural Words Weekend, will take place at Sage Gateshead next... Read more
Viking has acquired world rights to an "electrifying" new novel by Fatima Bhutto called The Runaways.
Film and television rights to Imogen Hermes Gowar’s debut novel The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock (Harvill Secker) have been secured by BAFTA and Golden Globe winning producer Colin Callender's company Playground.... Read more
The Bodley Head has pre-empted an investigation into Britain’s "radical new politics" by political journalist Jack Shenker.... Read more
Viking is publishing the second novel of Emma Healey, author of 2015 bestselling debut Elizabeth is Missing.