Category: New Deals

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 »

New deal for Greg Wise

Katy Follain has acquired World rights in Last Christmas: Memories of Christmases past – and hopes for future ones by Greg Wise and Emma Thompson. It is a compilation of short personal essays written by a wide range of people – from actors, politicians and singers to homeless people, charity workers and refugees – about… Read more »

New Deal for Henry Mance

Bea Hemming at Jonathan Cape has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights at auction to award-winning Financial Times journalist Henry Mance’s In the Company of Animals, a wide-ranging, personal and sometimes humorous journey looking at how we live with other animals and how that might change in the future. North American rights have gone to Paul… Read more »

New Deal for Farhan Samanani

Cecily Gayford at Profile has bought UK & Commonwealth rights to the first book by social anthropologist and Max Planck Institute research fellow Farhan Samanani’s COMMONWEALTH. The book, which will be published in 2020, is a wide-ranging and hopeful exploration of how humans live in diverse societies. Using his own anthropological research, but also looking… Read more »