Picador has acquired Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel, a "novel of time travel and metaphysics that precisely captures the reality of our current moment."
Simon & Schuster Children’s Books has acquired a three-book graphic novel series, Barb The Brave, by animators and childhood friends Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson.
Penguin Random House has bought global rights to "a literary memoir" from Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, "tentatively scheduled" for publication in late 2022, the publisher has confirmed.
Quercus has bought British barrister and counter-terrorist expert Adam Oyebanji’s UK debut, billed as an “exhilarating blending of hard science fiction and thriller”.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired Sins of My Father: A Daughter, a Cult, a Wild Unravelling, a "dazzling" literary memoir from Lily Dunn about her attempt to unravel the mysteries of her late father's life.
It was an honour to be invited by CLPE to be the chair of the judging panel for this year’s CLiPPA(CLPE Children’s Poetry Award). The CLiPPA is the UK’s only award for published poetry for children and, through it, CLPE have done so much to celebrate not just the quality of new poetry for children, but its importance and impact.
Nick Skidmore has been appointed to the newly-created role of editorial director for Vintage Classics and catalogue following the departure of Hattie Adam-Smith.
Academic publisher Pearson is to depart its current office headquarters in Belfast, as it moves towards a hybrid model of working.