Author: Megan Palmer

Plitt named a Rising Star

We are delighted that agent Carrie Plitt has been selected by The Bookseller as an industry Rising Star. The Bookseller pointed to Carrie’s success championing ‘thoughtful non-fiction’, ranging from Reni Eddo-Lodge’s bestselling, prize-winning Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (itself the Bookseller‘s Non-Fiction Book of the Year), to BBC reporter David Robson’s… Read more »

More McTavish Mayhem

Meg Rosoff’s adorable dog McTavish is set for further adventures. Barrington Stoke have acquired world rights in McTavish Takes The Biscuit, in which the Peachey family take part in a disastrous bake-off, and McTavish On The Move, in which the Peacheys up sticks to a new home, with all the excitements and trepidation that brings… Read more »

Frankopan explores The New Silk Roads

International bestseller Peter Frankopan returns this autumn with The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World, publishing in November 2018 (Bloomsbury). The Silk Roads quickly became an international phenomenon when it published in 2015 and has sold over a million copies worldwide. The New Silk Roads brings the historical narrative up to date,… Read more »

Faber Deal for Daykin

Faber Children’s Books have acquired world rights in Chloe Daykin’s next two novels, The Secret of the Shadow Snap Girl, set in Peru, and The Voice Catcher, set in Venice. Chloe’s first novel, Fish Boy, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase award in 2018, and her new book The Boy Who Hit Play is just… Read more »

Gill Hornby New Deal

Miss Austen by Gill Hornby, a moving, fictional account of Cassandra and Jane Austen’s final years, was pre-empted by Selina Walker at Century (World English Language) for a six-figure sum. Miss Austen is scheduled for publication in spring 2020. Gill is a journalist whose debut novel, The Hive, sold to Little, Brown UK in a heated… Read more »

Welcoming our new intern

We are delighted that Grace Nyaboko has joined us as our latest intern and will be working with us until the end of September. Grace graduated from Newcastle University in 2017 with a law degree. She loves being creative and writes poetry which you can find on her blog She studied photography at A-level and… Read more »

The Astronomer and the Witch

Ulinka Rublack’s The Astronomer and The Witch has been optioned to Andy Patterson of Sympathetic Ink Ltd., producer of The Railway Man and Girl with a Pearl Earring. The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler’s Fight for his Mother tells the extraordinary true story of when Joseph Kepler’s widowed mother, Katharina, was accused of witchcraft…. Read more »

OBE for Lucy Worsley

We are delighted that historian and author Dr Lucy Worsley has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to history and heritage. Lucy Worsley is Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces and the author of many non-fiction books including If Walls Could Talk, Cavalier, Jane Austen at Home, and her… Read more »

John Julius Norwich

Historian John Julius Norwich has died in London at the age of 88. Felicity Bryan has represented him since 1975 and he was a much-loved and admired author at our agency. John Julius was born in 1929, the son of the politician Duff Cooper – later Viscount Norwich – and the famous society beauty and… Read more »

French Award for Anna Hope

Anna Hope has won the 2018 Elle readers’ grand prix des lectrices for her second novel, The Ballroom. The Elle Readers’ Grand Prix was founded in 1970 and is chosen by readers. The Ballroom was published in January 2016 and was selected for Richard and Judy’s Autumn promotion. It has been translated into ten languages… Read more »