HarperFiction has netted Five Strangers, a “dark and twisty” thriller from E V Adamson, in a two-book deal.
Chatto & Windus has signed activist and author Caroline Criado Perez's follow-up to the award-winning bestseller Invisible Women (also Chatto).
Hardie Grant Books has announced a series of promotions, including Kajal Mistry's elevation to publisher and Eve Marleau's move to commissioning editor.
Viking has signed an “epic” biography of Malcolm X by Les Payne and Tamara Payne, drawing on three decades of author interviews to rewrite much of the known narrative.
Three academics have claimed Edinburgh University Press tried to censor their journal article on gender self-identification in an “exceptional breach of normal practice” over transphobia fears.
Waterstones has announced its branches at Hull University and Essex University will not reopen and are to close permanently.
Some people are surprised when I say I didn’t find lockdown that bad. I had some practise (although less restrictive of course) when I stayed home for three weeks in January, reading the nominations for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Prize. I saw no friends, I did no socialising and only went out for some daily exercise (it was January so the weather wasn’t great). So when it all began, I felt prepared.
The Booksellers Association has announced The Glass Hotel by Emily St John Mandel (Picador) and I’m Sticking With You by Smriti Halls and Steve Small (S&S) as books of the month for August.