Orion Fiction will publish Anna Mazzola’s "utterly immersive" historical novel, The Clockwork Girl.
The Darley Anderson Agency has opened an illustration arm that will represent artists across both children's and adult lists.
Eva Eland has won the Klaus Flugge Prize for most exciting and promising newcomer to children's picture book illustration.
Faber has released Tsitsi Dangarembga's This Mournable Body as a paperback edition this week, after it was announced the novel has made the Booker Prize shortlist.
It's no secret that most authors are introverts. That doesn't mean that we don't enjoy bookshop events and literary festivals. Who doesn't love talking about their books or their writing process? But afterwards, we are spent, drained of energy, and need to recharge. Writing is a solitary profession. We need to be alone to think, to write, to bang our heads on the desk. When lockdown was announced many of my friends commented that it would be a walk in the park for me; I worked from home anyway, my life would barely change. They couldn't have been more wrong.
Scholastic UK has acquired Striking Out, a novel for children based on the life of footballer Ian Wright. The title is written by Wright in partnership with Musa Okwonga.
Jonathan Cape has acquired Swedish musician Neneh Cherry’s memoir, A Thousand Threads, in a 14-way auction.
Pan Macmillan has won a four-way auction for Broken Heartlands: A Journey Through Labour’s Lost England by Financial Times political correspondent Sebastian Payne.
Edinburgh University Press has reported a 2% rise in sales for the year to end 31st July 2020 and announced that c.e.o. Timothy Wright will retire next year.
Sara Pascoe, Graham Norton, Richard Osman and Babita Sharma are among the authors confirmed to be making appearances on BBC2's new book club programme "Between the Covers", hosted by Sara Cox.