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New deal for Martin Meredith with Simon and Schuster

Martin Meredith has been commissioned by Iain Macgregor of Simon and Schuster to write ZIMBABWE – A History. Martin is author of many books on Africa including the bestselling THE STATE OF AFRICA.

US deal for A C Grayling

Will Heyward at Penguin Press in the US has acquired North American rights in A C Grayling’s forthcoming HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY, out from Viking in the UK in April 2019.

David Almond shortlisted for 2018 Costa Book Awards

Multi-award winning author, David Almond‘s beautiful novel THE COLOUR OF THE SUN has been shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Children’s Book Award. ‘…it embodies my constant astonishment at being alive in this beautiful, weird, extraordinary world.’ – David Almond

THE BALLROOM optioned by Parallel Films

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Greet. THE BALLROOM by Anna Hope has been optioned by Parallel Films for award-winning film-maker Aisling Walsh (AN INSPECTOR CALLS, MAISIE) to write and direct.        

Lucy Worsley appointed an OBE

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 »