Orion imprint Seven Dials has landed journalist and systems engineer Ipsita Agarwal’s feminist account of how Indian scientists sent a rocket to Mars.... Read more
Orion has snapped up the debut novel from “future star” Katherine Slee, revolving around a coded dedication in a children’s book.
Hodder & Stoughton has signed the debut crime novel by broadcast journalist Will Shindler in a two-book deal.
Digital author Darren O'Sullivan will join the HQ Fiction list after the HarperCollins imprint acquired three of his crime novels.
The Madeleine Milburn Agency has orchestrated a major UK deal for a “‘Fargo’ meets ‘Broadchurch’” crime series, while handling a “record-breaking” number of auctions for... Read more
HQ has pre-empted a debut novel inspired by a ghostly folktale for a "significant six-figure sum" in what agent Madeleine Milburn called the "fastest response I've... Read more
The screen rights to Holly Bourne’s debut adult novel, How Do You Like Me Now?, have been optioned by the production company behind “Nowhere Boy”.... Read more
Nuala Ellwood’s PTSD thriller, My Sister’s Bones (Viking), has been optioned by Bill Kenwright.
Michael Joseph has won a new debut thriller, The Chalk Man by C J Tudor, in a nine-way publisher auction.... Read more
Publishers are kicking off 2016 with débuts they hope to launch as the next big thing.