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.
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.
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
MY SISTER LIVES ON THE MANTLEPIECE by Annabel Pitcher has been optioned by Alexandre Jouan of Green Mill Way.
TIGERS IN RED WEATHER by Liza Klaussmann has been optioned by Stephen Garratt (producer of Le Carre’s THE NIGHT MANAGER)
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.
Martin Walker’s best-selling crime series – BRUNO – set in the Dordogne has been optioned by prolific German producer UFA-Fiction.
THE AFTERMATH by Rhidian Brook, starring Keira Knightley, Alexander Skaarsgard and Jason Clarke, will be released internationally by Fox Searchlight in March/April 2019. Watch the trailer here
THE HARE WITH AMBER EYES by Edmund de Waal has been optioned by Rachael Horowitz (PATRICK MELROSE, MONEYBALL, MAGGIE’S PLAN)
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 »