Category: News

Big news for Peter Chapman

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, Sam Mendes’ sell-out play for the National Theatre, which takes its inspiration from Peter Chapman’s THE LAST OF THE IMPERIOUS RICH, will transfer to the Park Avenue Armory in March 2019

New deal for Richard Koch with Little Brown UK

Bestselling business guru and author of THE 80/20 PRINCIPLE Richard Koch’s next book, HOW TO BE UNREASONABLY SUCCESSFUL, has just been sold to Little Brown UK in a world rights deal, for publication in summer 2020

BBC History Weekends

Two BBC History Weekends are coming up this month, in the lovely cities of Winchester (5-7th Oct) and York (19-21st Oct), with some of FBA’s top historians taking part. In Winchester, Diarmaid MacCulloch discusses his major new biography of Henry VIII’s right-hand man, THOMAS CROMWELL: A LIFE, lauded by Hilary Mantel, Dan Jones, and many… Read more »

Major deals for Violet Moller

Violet Moller’s The Map of Knowledge – How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found, a History in Seven Cities, to be published by Macmillan UK and Doubleday US,  has sold in Italy to Francesco Anzelmo at Mondadori and in Spain to Miguel Aguilar at Taurus.

Welcoming our new intern

We are pleased to welcome Robin Ganderton to the FBA team. Robin has joined us as our latest intern and will be working with us until the end of December. Born in Wales, Robin studied literature at York and has just completed a master’s in Creative Writing at Oxford.  His short stories have won or… Read more »

MURMUR by Will Eaves shortlisted for the Goldmiths Prize 2018

Huge congratulations to Will Eaves for making the shortlist for the Goldsmiths Prize 2018 with MURMUR. “Murmur is a novel of multiple ideas, which seems right given its main protagonist, Alec Pryor, is loosely based on the predicament of the philosophical mathematician, Alan Turing.  It is also a novel forged from an immensely beautiful writing intelligence. Murmur is… Read more »

HOW I LIVE NOW – Meg Rosoff to be ‘July Read’

As part of the campaign to celebrate women’s voices across the literary world, The Women’s Prize for Fiction in partnership with Natwest bank has launched a Young Adult Reading List. We are thrilled that the chosen book for July is Meg Rosoff’s HOW I LIVE NOW, a powerful and unforgettable story of New York teenager, Daisy… Read more »

Thame Literature Festival

A number of our authors will be appearing at the Thame Literary Festival in Oxfordshire this October. On Friday 19th October Mr Peacock’s Possessions author Lydia Syson will be appearing with author Anna Mazzola discussing their books with Nicole Russell at Thame Library. Also on the Friday, Jambusters author Julie Summers will be talking about… Read more »

Stephen Jay Gould Award

We are delighted that Professor Tim Birkhead has been award the Stephen Jay Gould award for communicating science. Professor Birkhead received the award at a ceremony in Montpelier, France in August. Tim Birkhead is Professor of Behavioural Ecology at Sheffield University and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He has won several teaching awards in… Read more »

Cheltenham Literature Festival

We are thrilled that some of our authors will be taking part in the Cheltenham Literature Festival this year, which takes place on 5 – 14 October. Peter Frankopan, author of the 2015 global bestseller, The Silk Roads is Guest Curator of the festival. He will be leading two discussions: The Missing Superpowers  – how… Read more »