TV historian Dr Lucy Worsley has been appointed an OBE 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 biography of Queen Victoria published in September this year. She has also written three novels for younger readers: Eliza… Read more »
As the end-of-year ‘best books’ roundups start to roll in, it’s always exciting to see our authors making the lists. Featured in “Best books of 2018” by New Statesman: I Am Dynamite!, Sue Prideaux’s biography of Nietzsche (Faber & Faber), Peter Frankopan’s The Silk Roads (Bloomsbury), and Lords of the Desert: Britain’s Struggle with America to Dominate the Middle… Read more »
Diarmaid MacCulloch is planning a major work: SEX AND THE CHURCH – A HISTORY for delivery in 2023. It has been commissioned by Penguin Press UK, Viking USA and C.H Beck in Germany.
Bodley’s Librarian Richard Ovenden’s BURNING THE BOOKS: A HISTORY OF THE DELIBERATE DESTRUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE has been acquired in a pre-empt by Georgina Laycock at John Murray, for publication in 2020. Critica pre-empted Spanish language rights, and in Italy, Solferino won an 8-way auction. Suhrkamp have German rights after a 4-way auction, and Arabic rights… Read more »
Jonathan Cape have commissioned THE GUILT AND THE GINGERBREAD – Life in the English Country House 1945-74. This is a sequel to his best-selling THE LONG WEEKEND – Life in the English Country House Between the Wars . Basic Books have commissioned for the USA.
Anna Hope is one of thirty authors who have contributed to a beautiful new anthology, ARMISTICE published by French publisher, Gallimard. The contributors express their thoughts on what the Armistice evokes for them, to commemorate the centennial of the Armistice of 1918.
We are very excited to welcome our new client, Tiffany Watt Smith. Tiffany is author of Schadenfreude: The Joy of Another’s Misfortune (UK, Wellcome/Profile; US, Little Brown), published this month to high praise: Is our zeitgeist a Spitegeist? – The Guardian, The Joy of Another’s Misfortune by Tiffany Watt Smith — why we love a bad-luck story – The Times, and… Read more »
We are very proud that David Almond is an ambassador for the Hachette Children’s Novel Award, an exciting new initiative set up by Hachette Children’s Group (HCG) partnering with New Writing North (NWN). The prize is for debut children’s writers of middle-grade or young teen fiction who have written a complete but unpublished novel and who live… Read more »
On October 15th Carlos Acosta received The Queen Elizabeth 11 Coronation Award from the Royal Academy of Dance. It is recognised internationally as the highest award in Dance. It was presented by Darcey Bussell, President of the Royal Academy of Dance at a ceremony in Spencer House, London.
Alec Ryrie’s UNBELIEVERS, A HISTORY OF THE ABOLITION OF GOD, has been sold to Joy de Menil at Harvard University Press. HarperCollins have UK rights.