Ebury has pre-empted two books from the Plant Power Doctor, Gemma Newman.
Quercus will publish C J Carey's Widowland, a feminist dystopian novel set in a 1950s Nazi-ruled Britain.
Scribner is to publish The Decameron Project, an anthology of 29 stories about a modern plague, written by authors including Margaret Atwood, Andrew O’Hagan, Colm Tóibín, Kamila Shamsie, Rachel Kushner and David Mitchell.
Simon & Schuster is to publish In Search of Mary Seacole: The Making of a Cultural Icon by Helen Rapport in spring 2022.
Candice Carty-Williams, Nikesh Shukla and Ayisha Malik are among authors shortlisted for this year's inaugural Diverse Book Awards.
Cecilia Knapp has pledged to work with young people in London who "haven't had a chance to find their voice yet", as part of her tenure as newly appointed Young People's Laureate.