Books from Fleet, Picador and Lightning Books are in the running for the £10,000 Portico Prize for Literature, an award "for outstanding literature that best evokes the spirit of the North".
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a new book conceived by LBC presenter Iain Dale, The Prime Ministers, timed to publish in 2020 ahead of the 300th anniversary of the creation of the office of Prime Minister in April 2021.
Vintage has unveiled a new classic series, Most Red, celebrating 10 of its “most loved” titles ahead of its 30th birthday.
Penguin Life will publish a debut by academic Dr Christian Busch, The Serendipity Mindset: The Art and Science of Creating Good Luck.
Writer and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge has revealed her writing tips and the “joy” of adapting another’s work in a rare public appearance on Sunday (8th December) at the Southbank Centre, marking the publication of Fleabag: The Scriptures (Sceptre).
Simon & Schuster UK has acquired a "major" new biography of Prince Philip by Majesty magazine's editor-in-chief Ingrid Seward, to be published in 2020.
HarperCollins Children’s Books has secured world rights to publish the tie-in books for "The Adventures of Paddington", a new Nickelodeon television series launching globally in 2020. The animated pre-school series comprises 26 episodes and features the voice of Ben Whishaw as Paddington in English-speaking markets. It also has a new theme song, written and performed…
Walker Books has bought world rights to nine picture books by author Smriti Halls, in a deal with Jodie Hodges at United Agents. The first book, Welcome to Your World, described as “a stunning celebration of new life and our precious natural world”, will be published simultaneously in March 2020. The book will be illustrated…
Writer who excelled as an astute observer of people, in books exploring relationships and family life“I don’t believe that any of us can ever accept the inevitability of our own death. Life is too bloody wonderful.” So wrote Kate Figes, who has died of cancer aged 62, in her final piece of journalism, published only…
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