Sceptre has acquired The Stars Are Not Yet Bells, Hannah Lillith Assadi's "darkly romantic and beautifully immersive" second novel. ... Read more
Scribe has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to Gavin McCrea's memoir, ahead of the publication of his second novel, The Sisters Mao. ... Read more
Penguin Life has triumphed in a five-way auction for Life Time, a guide to using the science of the body clock to create the optimum personal... Read more
Picador has signed Briefly, A Delicious Life, a “richly witty and enormously moving” new novel from Nell Stevens.
Sceptre has pre-empted Self-Made by journalist and novelist Tara Isabella Burton, a history of "self-making" from the Renaissance to the present day, promising "a brilliant contribution to the history... Read more
William Collins has picked up debut writer J S Tennant’s “brilliantly original” history of Cuba.
Jo Fletcher Books, Quercus’ fantasy and science fiction imprint, will publish Derek B Miller’s first sci-fi novel, Radio Life.
William Heinemann has acquired debut novel King of Rabbits by Karla Neblett, about "how a little boy perceives the world and how his environment leads him on a path... Read more
Puffin will publish a science book combining information from Stephen Hawking and daughter Lucy’s fiction series George’s Secret Key to the Universe, together with new content... Read more
Quercus imprint MacLehose Press has signed BBC Africa editor Andrew Harding’s “shocking and devastating” true crime account of the deaths of two farm labourers in South... Read more