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Walker Books secures world rights to DiCamillo and Blackall’s first collaboration

Candlewick Press, a US imprint of the Walker Book Group, has acquired global rights to The Beatryce Prophecy, the first collaboration from author Kate DiCamillo and illustrator Sophie Blackall. 

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Zephyr lands eight-book series on extinction from scientist Ben Garrod

Head of Zeus children’s imprint Zephyr will publish Extinct, a new eight-book series from TV scientist and author Professor Ben Garrod. 

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‘Gripping’ thriller from Paul Howarth to Pushkin

Pushkin Press imprint One is to publish Dust off the Bones, the latest thriller by Paul Howarth, next summer. 

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Nikita Gill returns to Trapeze for upcoming collection

Trapeze has acquired a new poetry collection from Nikita Gill, titled Where Hope Comes From, written in response to the global crisis.

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Sphere to publish true crime exploring murder of author’s stepsister

Sphere has acquired a book in which the author tells the story of her own investigation into the long-unsolved murder of her stepsister. 

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Chatto & Windus to publish BBC Radio 4’s Covid chronicles

This November Chatto & Windus will publish a collection of lockdown stories and experiences from BBC Radio 4’s “PM”, with a foreword from the programme’s presenter Evan Davis.

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Booker Prize nominated author Tsitsi Dangarembga faces trial

Sep 18 2020 Three days after Tsitsi Dangarembga was nominated for the Booker Prize longlist on July 28 with her latest novel, This Mournable Body, she was arrested. Now, she has made it onto the UK’s leading literary award’s shortlist — also three days before her trial following her arrest is set to begin. Very […]

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The Lilliput Press acquires Neil Jordan’s revolutionary tale

Dublin-based indie Lilliput Press will publish The Ballad of Lord Edward and Citizen Small by Neil Jordan, a novel inspired by the life of Irish aristocrat and revolutionary Lord Edward Fitzgerald.

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Westbourne scoops slam poet’s ‘subversive’ collection

The Westbourne Press is to publish Joelle Taylor’s poetry collection Cunto and Other Poems next summer. 

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President Trump intensifying efforts to repress books

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