Karolina Sutton looks at publishing's appetite for debuts.
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
Margaret Atwood is to narrate the audiobook her new poetry collection, Dearly, which publishes simultaneously with the print edition on 10th November. ... Read more
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