Hachette Children's Group's non-fiction imprint Wren & Rook will publish Rashmi Sirdeshpande Good News: Why the World is Not as Bad as You Think, the first in a new two-book deal.
Sarah Hall has been shortlisted for the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award for the fourth time, after winning the prize in 2013.
As was the case when it launched in the US earlier this year, the arrival of the UK branch of Bookshop.org is timely
The recent imposition of a new National Security Law in Hong Kong was followed by a crackdown on libraries. There are now signs that it is also affecting the work of publishers and booksellers.
Faber is to publish Polly Dunbar's first adult title, Hello, Mum, next spring.
Simon & Schuster is to publish a political memoir by Jess Phillips, secured in a two book deal.
Picador has snapped up Mother for Dinner by Shalom Auslander, billed as the “funniest novel of the 2020s” and looking at identity, inheritance and cannibalism.
Bookshop.org, a retail site billed as a way for indies to counter Amazon’s online dominance, is coming to the UK in time for Christmas after smashing its US sales targets since launching in late January.
Daniel Crewe and Martina O'Sullivan are to take up new roles at Penguin General with the departure of publisher Venetia Butterfield, who will become m.d. of Cornerstone in January 2021.
Orion Spring will publish journalist Florence Wilkinson's debut Wild City, a non-fiction book that looks at the wildlife in cities.