Category: New Deals

Damon Galgut’s The Promise Shortlisted for the Booker Prize

  We are overjoyed that Damon Galgut’s The Promise (Chatto & Windus, June 2021) has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Previously shortlisted in 2006 for The Good Doctor and in 2010 for In A Strange Room, Damon Galgut joins a remarkably strong line-up, starring the likes of Patricia Lockwood and Richard Powers. Director of… Read more »

Miss Austen optioned for TV by Baby Cow Productions

We are delighted to announce that Steve Coogan’s production company Baby Cow has optioned Gill Hornby’s Miss Austen for a long-form TV drama. “Gill has brought such wit, ingenuity and heartbreaking tenderness to this literary mystery, turning it into a terrifically compelling and relevant novel,” said Baby Cow CEO Christine Langan. “Not only does she… Read more »

Natasha Lunn’s ‘Conversations on Love’ goes to Viking in six-figure deal

After a hotly contested sixteen-way auction, Isabel Wall at Viking has bought the UK & Commonwealth rights to Conversations on Love by journalist Natasha Lunn. Based upon the author’s popular newsletter, the book will be an investigation of love in all its forms, told through a series of personal essays and intimate, revealing conversations with… Read more »

Catherine Clarke sells two new non-fiction titles in UK, Commonwealth, North America

Former BBC Beijing correspondent and author of three acclaimed spy thrillers Adam Brookes’ Fragile Cargo tells the extraordinary true story of the evacuation of China’s Forbidden City art collection to hiding places in the western provinces, as the Japanese forces advanced during World War Two. UK and Commonwealth rights have been sold at auction to… Read more »

Insect Crisis Sold at Auction

UK and Commonwealth rights for The Insect Crisis, the first book by Guardian journalist Oliver Milman, have been sold at auction, on behalf of Zoe Pagnamenta, to Atlantic Books.  Atlantic will publish in 2021.

John Barton signs with Allen Lane for ‘Bible’ follow-up

Professor John Barton, whose A History of the Bible: The Book and its Faiths is a best-seller with Allen Lane, has now signed with editor Ben Sinyor for a follow-up, Translating the Bible. Allen Lane – who have sold A History in 9 languages – have World Rights.

New deal for Jon Savage

Faber Social have bought world rights excluding USA and Canada in Jon Savage’s new book, provisionally entitled All Pop is Gay, to be delivered in 2021.

New deal for Matthew Burton with Wren and Rook

Educating Yorkshire’s Matthew Burton has signed a deal with award-winning non-fiction imprint Wren and Rook at Hachette Children’s to write Go Big: The Insider’s School Survival Guide, for publication in May 2020.

New Deal for Svenja O’Donnell’s moving memoir

Clare Bullock of Ebury has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in journalist Svenja O’Donnell’s moving memoir Where the Trees Whisper, which uncovers her grandmother’s hidden past and how she was shaped by the loss of her homeland during the Second World War.  Andrew Nurnberg Associates have sold rights to Droemer in Germany, Flammarion in France,… Read more »