John Murray imprint Two Roads has won a three-way auction for the the debut historical crime novel by Sarah Smith, winner of the Scottish Book Trust... Read more
Fig Tree has pre-empted a debut novel about what it's like living through the coronavirus pandemic from poet and playwright Clare Pollard.... Read more
Bloomsbury YA has acquired William Sutcliffe's The Summer We Turned Green, a "warm, witty comedy about the unlikeliest of eco-warriors" and the importance of the... Read more
Fig Tree has bagged the “witty, entertaining and at times delightfully macabre” Spare Parts: A Surprising History of Transplants by debut author Paul Craddock.... Read more
Penguin Random House has bagged a series of Ottolenghi Test Kitchen (OTK) books, promising big flavours and diverse influences coupled with maximum ease and versatility... Read more
Wildfire has snapped up Down by the Water, a psychological thriller by Elle Connel, set over the course of a weekend at a hen party in a remote castle in... Read more
Chicken House will publish Melissa Harrison's debut children's novel, By Ash, Oak and Thorn, as well as a sequel, By Rowan and Yew. ... Read more
Picador has pre-empted an investigation into water stress, billed as "the next big climate crisis", by environmental journalist Tim Smedley.
Fourth Estate will publish Katherine Heiny’s new novel and story collection. Heiny is the author of Standard Deviation and Single, Carefree, Mellow. ... Read more
Jennifer Hewson will join Lutyens & Rubinstein as an associate agent later this month.