Commissioning editor Thorne Ryan pre-empted world English language rights from Broo Doherty at DHH Literary Agency.
There were THREE deal announcements this week and we are absolutely delighted: W&N have signed Luke Turner's Men At War, a 'radical queering of military history' in a deal negotiated by Natalie Galustian. Luke is the author of the Wainwright Prize-nominated Out of the Woods.
Granta Books is to publish the next non-fiction book from Lulah Ellender (Elisabeth's Lists), titled Grounding: Finding Home In A Garden. The memoir is centered on Lulah's garden in her hometown of Lewes and touches upon the universal themes of loss and uncertainty."
Adam Simcox's debut novel, The Dying Squad, has been snapped up by Gollancz in a deal negotiated by Harry Illingworth. The Dying Squad is a “fresh, gritty UK-set supernatural crime series in which the dead investigate murders the police can’t solve” according to its synopsis. It is due for publication in June 2021.
The Doom List is the second in the Tom Collins mysteries set in 1920s Hollywood and on publication, picked up a fab review from The Irish Times:
"Blending historical figures - Ingram and Le Marr, Ramon Navarro and political fixer Kent Kane Parrot into his vividly etched story, O'Donovan delivers a stylish, scabrous and punchy private-eye investigation."
Amy Beashel's debut YA novel, The Sky Is Mine, also hit the No.1 spot in eBooks under the category 'Violence for Young Adults'. A beautifully told story, this is a poignant and moving tale of one young girl's determination to survive and not be silenced. Download your copy here.
[This book contains material which some readers may find distressing, including discussions of rape, coercive behaviour, domestic violence and abuse.]
Liberation, the joint venture between Imogen Kealey and client Imogen Robertson, has hit the No.22 spot on the Börsenblatt (Germany's version of The Bookseller) Paperback Bestseller list!
This remarkable book, inspired by the true story of WW2's greatest heroine, Nancy Wake, is published on 26th March by Sphere at Little, Brown.
In the last few weeks, the book has picked up some lovely reviews:
"A blistering, gripping, and absolutely fascinating novel... Nancy Wake has entered my heart."
"Featuring plenty of espionage and a memorable female lead, this is a cinematic treat for fans of wartime adventure novels."
Len is guest of honour at the event on Saturday 7th March and you can get your tickets here.
Set on a doomed ship travelling from Batavia to Amsterdam, Stuart's ingenious new novel is filled with demons, terror and superstition.
Published by Bloomsbury Raven on 1st October 2020, it's available to pre-order now and Goldsboro Books even have a beautiful limited and signed edition in the works, which you can pre-order here.
Also revealed this week was the cover for the third in M.W. Craven's Washington Poe series, The Curator.
The book follows The Puppet Show and Black Summer and sees Poe and Tilly reunite to solve one of their most complex cases yet, run by - they believe - a man who calls himself The Curator. When the truth comes to light, nothing will ever be the same again.