Editors and agents are predicting a continued focus on empowering female-led narratives and diverse voices in children’s and YA books in 2018.
Scholastic UK has bought a Brexit-inspired YA political thriller and love story.
Literary agent Molly Ker Hawn has been appointed director of The Bent Agency UK.
Authors, agents and publishers have helped raise £180,597 through the Authors for Grenfell auction - £30,000 more than when it closed two weeks ago - with a David Walliams tea experience going for... Read more
Philip Pullman has confirmed he will name a character in his Book of Dust series Nur Huda el-Wahabi, after a young Grenfell Tower victim.... Read more
A campaign to name a character in the second part of Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust series after one of the Grenfell Tower fire’s young victims has... Read more
Macmillan Children’s Books (MCB) has won world rights at auction for two LBGT-themed romance books written by a former Waterstones bookseller.
UK and US rights have been snapped up following heated auctions for two Second World War-set spy novels from YA débutant Matt Killeen.... Read more
Publishers will continue to look for diverse and political children’s books in 2017, and humorous books and Middle Grade fiction will make up a large... Read more
Penguin Random House (PRH) Children’s has bought a second novel by Martin Stewart, author of Riverkeep.