Karolina Sutton looks at publishing's appetite for debuts.
Corsair has snapped up Julie Myerson's first novel in five years.
The Bodley Head has pre-empted a "landmark" account of human history by Oded Galor.
Penguin Michael Joseph has pre-empted two novels by book blogger Katie Lumsden.
Hamish Hamilton has scooped the debut novel by academic and critic Emilie Pine, author of international bestseller Notes to Self (Tramp Press and Hamish Hamilton). ... Read more
Atlantic has signed a "substantial" pre-empt deal for Berlin: A Story of Redemption and Reinvention by Why the Germans Do it Better (Atlantic) author John Kampfner.... Read more
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