Karolina Sutton looks at publishing's appetite for debuts.
Pan Macmillan has bagged The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan, billed as “The Great British Bake Off” set in World War Two.... Read more
Dialogue Books has signed “sensational” narrative about Black women, If We Are Going to Heal, Let It Be Glorious, and essay series The Black Take by activist and... Read more
Canongate is to publish Winchelsea, a work of fiction based a number of historical figures, by Alex Preston.
Sceptre will publish “an optimistic vision" of the future after Covid-19, Rescue: From Global Crisis to a Better World, by leading professor of globalisation, Ian Goldin... Read more
Picador has landed To Paradise, the “extraordinary” new novel by Hanya Yanagihara, six years after her previous book, A Little Life, became a global bestseller.... Read more
Fourth Estate will publish Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See (Fourth Estate, 2014). ... Read more
Quercus will publish The Fear Fighter Manual: Lessons from a Professional Troublemaker by Luvvie Ajayi Jones.
Harvill Secker has triumphed in an eight-publisher auction for the “invigoratingly original” Africa Is Not A Country by Dipo Faloyin.... Read more
Faber & Faber has signed two previous novels from Tsitsi Dangarembga, which form a trilogy with Booker-nominated This Mournable Body (Faber).... Read more