Category: News

Oxford literary festival – more authors announced

We are into March, with the Oxford Literary Festival getting closer and closer, and happily even more of our authors have been booked to appear. On Monday, 1st April, Ursula Buchan talks about her biography of John Buchan—BEYOND THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS—explaining how there was much more to her acclaimed grandfather than his classic Hitchcock-adapted thriller…. 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 »

‘MURMUR’ shortlisted for Republic of Consciousness Prize

The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses rewards the best fiction published by publishers with fewer than 5 full-time employees, yearly. We are thrilled that MURMUR by Will Eaves,  published by CB Editions has been shortlisted for the prize. Each press on the shortlist is awarded £1000, and all of the shortlisted authors take… Read more »

The Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2019 is open for submissions

Co-chaired by Felicity Bryan Agent and MD, Catherine Clarke, the Kim Scott Walwyn prize recognises the professional achievements and promise of women in publishing. It is open to any woman who has worked in publishing in the UK for up to seven years. Founded in 2003, the Prize honours the life and career of Kim Scott… Read more »

UK Premiere of YULI

The UK premiere of YULI – a film based on Carlos Acosta‘s memoir, NO WAY HOME – is at the Glasgow Film Festival on 23 February, before going on general release on 12 April. Watch the official film trailer here.

Sally Gardner and David Almond make the longlist for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019

MY SIDE OF THE DIAMOND by Sally Gardner (Hot Key Books) and THE COLOUR OF THE SUN by David Almond (Hodder Children’s Books) have been longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019 The lists were selected from a total of 254 nominations by youth librarians from across the UK and Alison Brumwell, chair of the judging panel, said:… Read more »

Tribute to Rosamunde Pilcher by Felicity Bryan, February 14th 2019

It was in 1973 that I first experienced Rosamunde Pilcher with her keen eye and her gentle wit.  We were having lunch. I was a fledgling agent at Curtis Brown literary agency which had represented Ros for her short stories and novels since 1948.  We had immediately felt at home with each other – in… Read more »

Tim Harford gives a TED talk, and wins a Japanese Office Furniture Award

Tim Harford, whose writings reveal the economic ideas behind everyday experiences has given a TED talk – A Powerful Way to Unleash your Natural Creativity. “What can we learn from the world’s most enduringly creative people? They “slow-motion multitask,” actively juggling multiple projects and moving between topics as the mood strikes — without feeling hurried…. Read more »