Author: Megan Palmer

Thame Literature Festival

A number of our authors will be appearing at the Thame Literary Festival in Oxfordshire this October. On Friday 19th October Mr Peacock’s Possessions author Lydia Syson will be appearing with author Anna Mazzola discussing their books with Nicole Russell at Thame Library. Also on the Friday, Jambusters author Julie Summers will be talking about… Read more »

Deal for Ridley

Matt Ridley has agreed a deal with Fourth Estate for his new book, How Innovation Works. This major new title from the acclaimed science and economics writer will explore the concept of innovation, drawing on a wide range of fields including evolutionary biology and archeology as well as technology, politics and economics. There has been… Read more »

UK Literacy Association Longlist

We are delighted that three of our children’s authors are longlisted for the UK Literacy Association Awards. Stardust by Jeanne Willis has been chosen in the ages 3-6 category, The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant in the ages 7-11 category; and The Colour of the Sun by David Almond in the ages 12-16… Read more »

Castro History to Faber

UK and Commonwealth in Ten Days in September, Simon Hall’s new book about Castro’s eventful visit to New York in September 1960, to Laura Hassan at Faber, for publication in 2020. Simon Hall is Professor of Modern History at the University of Leeds, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. His book, 1956: The… Read more »

US Deal for Agent Jack

US rights in Robert Hutton’s AGENT JACK: The True Story of MI5’s Secret Nazi Hunter have been sold to Michael Flamini at St Martin’s Press for publication in 2019. Throughout the Second World War, Britain’s defence against the enemy within was Eric Roberts, a former bank clerk from Epsom. Equipped with an extraordinary ability to… Read more »

Stephen Jay Gould Award

We are delighted that Professor Tim Birkhead has been award the Stephen Jay Gould award for communicating science. Professor Birkhead received the award at a ceremony in Montpelier, France in August. Tim Birkhead is Professor of Behavioural Ecology at Sheffield University and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He has won several teaching awards in… Read more »

Cheltenham Literature Festival

We are thrilled that some of our authors will be taking part in the Cheltenham Literature Festival this year, which takes place on 5 – 14 October. Peter Frankopan, author of the 2015 global bestseller, The Silk Roads is Guest Curator of the festival. He will be leading two discussions: The Missing Superpowers  – how… Read more »

Boy, Girl, Sea to Zephyr

Zephyr have acquired world rights in Chris Vick’s Boy, Girl, Sea, a powerful novel about two teenagers shipwrecked off the Moroccan coast, in the same storm but from different boats, who survive against the odds and form a deep bond. Publication is set for 2019. Chris Vick’s first book Kook, published by HarperCollins, was called… Read more »

Monster Deal for Downham

David Fickling Books and Scholastic US have acquired World English language rights in Jenny Downham’s new YA novel Monster, for publication in 2019. Jenny’s debut novel, Before I Die, won the Waterstones inaugural teenage book prize and the Branford Boase Award, and sold over 1.3 million copies worldwide. It was adapted for the screen as… Read more »

Marvellous Machines

Scribe’s children’s imprint Scribble have acquired world rights in Mr Shaha’s Marvellous Machines by Alom Shaha, a follow-up to his highly successful book of practical science experiments for children, Mr Shaha’s Recipes For Wonder. Emily Robertson will illustrate the new volume, which is set for 2020 publication. Alom Shaha is a Physics teacher at The… Read more »