Thame Literature Festival

Posted on 21/09/2018, in News

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…

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Major deal for Ridley

Posted on 21/09/2018, in New Deals

Matt Ridley has agreed a major deal with Fourth Estate for his new book, How Innovation Works. This major new title from the acclaimed science and economics writer will explore the concept of innovation, drawing on a wide range of fields including evolutionary biology and archeology as well as technology,…

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UK Literacy Association Longlist

Posted on 18/09/2018, in Awards

We are delighted that three of our children’s authors are longlisted for the UK Literacy Association Awards. Stardust by Jeanne Willis has been chosen in the ages 3-6 category, The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant in the ages 7-11 category; and The Colour of the Sun by David…

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Castro History to Faber

Posted on 06/09/2018, in New Deals

UK and Commonwealth in Ten Days in September, Simon Hall’s new book about Castro’s eventful visit to New York in September 1960, to Laura Hassan at Faber, for publication in 2020. Simon Hall is Professor of Modern History at the University of Leeds, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical…

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US Deal for Agent Jack

Posted on 06/09/2018, in New Deals

US rights in Robert Hutton’s AGENT JACK: The True Story of MI5’s Secret Nazi Hunter have been sold to Michael Flamini at St Martin’s Press for publication in 2019. Throughout the Second World War, Britain’s defence against the enemy within was Eric Roberts, a former bank clerk from Epsom. Equipped…

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Stephen Jay Gould Award

Posted on 04/09/2018, in Awards, News

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…

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Cheltenham Literature Festival

Posted on 04/09/2018, in News

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:…

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Boy, Girl, Sea to Zephyr

Posted on 10/08/2018, in New Deals

Zephyr have acquired world rights in Chris Vick’s Boy, Girl, Sea, a powerful novel about two teenagers shipwrecked off the Moroccan coast, in the same storm but from different boats, who survive against the odds and form a deep bond. Publication is set for 2019. Chris Vick’s first book Kook,…

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Monster Deal for Downham

Posted on 09/08/2018, in New Deals

David Fickling Books and Scholastic US have acquired World English language rights in Jenny Downham’s new YA novel Monster, for publication in 2019. Jenny’s debut novel, Before I Die, won the Waterstones inaugural teenage book prize and the Branford Boase Award, and sold over 1.3 million copies worldwide. It was…

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Marvellous Machines

Posted on 09/08/2018, in New Deals

Scribe’s children’s imprint Scribble have acquired world rights in Mr Shaha’s Marvellous Machines by Alom Shaha, a follow-up to his highly successful book of practical science experiments for children, Mr Shaha’s Recipes For Wonder. Emily Robertson will illustrate the new volume, which is set for 2020 publication. Alom Shaha is…

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Plitt named a Rising Star

Posted on 24/07/2018, in Awards

We are delighted that agent Carrie Plitt has been selected by The Bookseller as an industry Rising Star. The Bookseller pointed to Carrie’s success championing ‘thoughtful non-fiction’, ranging from Reni Eddo-Lodge’s bestselling, prize-winning Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (itself the Bookseller’s Non-Fiction Book of the Year),…

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More McTavish Mayhem

Posted on 17/07/2018, in New Deals

Meg Rosoff’s adorable dog McTavish is set for further adventures. Barrington Stoke have acquired world rights in McTavish Takes The Biscuit, in which the Peachey family take part in a disastrous bake-off, and McTavish On The Move, in which the Peacheys up sticks to a new home, with all the…

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Frankopan explores The New Silk Roads

Posted on 17/07/2018, in New Deals

International bestseller Peter Frankopan returns this autumn with The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World, publishing in November 2018 (Bloomsbury). The Silk Roads quickly became an international phenomenon when it published in 2015 and has sold over a million copies worldwide. The New Silk Roads brings the…

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Faber Deal for Daykin

Posted on 17/07/2018, in New Deals

Faber Children’s Books have acquired world rights in Chloe Daykin’s next two novels, The Secret of the Shadow Snap Girl, set in Peru, and The Voice Catcher, set in Venice. Chloe’s first novel, Fish Boy, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase award in 2018, and her new book The Boy…

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Gill Hornby New Deal

Posted on 17/07/2018, in New Deals

Miss Austen by Gill Hornby, a moving, fictional account of Cassandra and Jane Austen’s final years, was pre-empted by Selina Walker at Century (World English Language) for a six-figure sum. Miss Austen is scheduled for publication in spring 2020. Gill is a journalist whose debut novel, The Hive, sold to Little,…

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Welcoming our new intern

Posted on 06/07/2018, in Agency News

We are delighted that Grace Nyaboko has joined us as our latest intern and will be working with us until the end of September. Grace graduated from Newcastle University in 2017 with a law degree. She loves being creative and writes poetry which you can find on her blog astudentoflifewritingblog.wordpress.com….

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The Astronomer and the Witch

Posted on 19/06/2018, in News, TV, Film & Radio

Ulinka Rublack’s The Astronomer and The Witch has been optioned to Andy Patterson of Sympathetic Ink Ltd., producer of The Railway Man and Girl with a Pearl Earring. The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler’s Fight for his Mother tells the extraordinary true story of when Joseph Kepler’s widowed mother,…

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OBE for Lucy Worsley

Posted on 11/06/2018, in News

We are delighted that historian and author Dr Lucy Worsley has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 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…

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John Julius Norwich

Posted on 04/06/2018, in News

Historian John Julius Norwich has died in London at the age of 88. Felicity Bryan has represented him since 1975 and he was a much-loved and admired author at our agency. John Julius was born in 1929, the son of the politician Duff Cooper – later Viscount Norwich – and…

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French Award for Anna Hope

Posted on 31/05/2018, in Awards

Anna Hope has won the 2018 Elle readers’ grand prix des lectrices for her second novel, The Ballroom. The Elle Readers’ Grand Prix was founded in 1970 and is chosen by readers. The Ballroom was published in January 2016 and was selected for Richard and Judy’s Autumn promotion. It has…

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Flood of Awards for Reni Eddo-Lodge

Posted on 12/05/2018, in Awards, News

Reni Eddo-Lodge’s Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race has been in the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller list for 35 consecutive weeks. In May Reni won the 2018 British Book Award for a work of Narrative Non-Fiction. The judges described the book as ‘brilliant’ and ‘breathtaking’. Reni…

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Multiple deals for Josephine Quinn

Posted on 17/04/2018, in New Deals

Josephine Quinn’s proposal for a book called How The World Made The West: A Cosmopolitan History From The Bronze Age To The Age Of Discovery has sold at auction to Michael Fishwick at Bloomsbury (UK) and to Sara Bershtel at Metropolitan Books (North America), and also so far to Le…

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The Silk Roads an international phenomenon

Posted on 01/03/2018, in News

International phenomenon and New York Times and Washington Post bestseller The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan has sold over a million copies around the world and has been praised by French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe as “un livre magnifique”; ‘magnificent’—Sunday Times; ‘history at its most invigorating’—Wall Street Journal; ‘the most…

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Mary returns with Fast Cakes

Posted on 23/01/2018, in News

Fast Cakes is the unmissable and definitive baking book from Mary Berry. Mary has incorporated her ‘all-in-one’ method of preparation into as many recipes as possible, so her recipes are faster to make than ever. Nearly 100 of the bakes take only 10 minutes to make and Mary has included…

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Paid Internship Scheme

Posted on 22/01/2018, in Agency News, News

Felicity Bryan Associates offer a regular 3-month, paid internship programme at our offices in Oxford. The internships run from January – March, April – June, July – September, and October – December. The deadline for each placement is one month prior to its start. The next deadline is September 1st for…

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