Picador has scooped a “Great British Novel” by Stuart Evers, charting more than 60 years of British history through the lives of two very different... Read more
John Murray has made a novel by Shahnaz Ahsan its lead fiction debut for 2020, after publisher Mark Richards met her at a writers’ pitching... Read more
John Murray has signed debut novels by Oisín Fagan and Prospect magazine managing editor Sameer Rahim for its JM Originals list of fresh and distinctive new... Read more
Doubleday has acquired a "ground-breaking" literary debut, Follow Me to Ground, by Dublin-based writer Sue Rainsford, following a four-way auction.
Everyone remembers their first time, says the C+W agent: from acclimatising to the unique rhythms of a book fair and its social side, to finding... Read more
Picador has acquired international rights to Sweet Home, the debut collection of short stories from Belfast-based writer Wendy Erskine, first published in Ireland and Northern... Read more
Short story anthologies are enjoying a boom in sales, rising by almost 50% in value, to reach their highest level in seven years.
Arts Council England has pledged to engage with more bookshops, fund more writers and lobby the government to provide tax relief to independent publishers following a report... Read more
The Ink Factory, production company behind "The Night Manager", has acquired the TV rights in a "hotly contested" auction to Andrew Michael Hurley’s supernatural second novel Devil’s Day (John Murray).... Read more
Agent Lucy Luck will join Conville and Walsh on 1st November, departing Aitken Alexander Associates where she has been a senior literary agent since November... Read more