Andrea Levy, writer of bestselling Windrush generation novel Small Island (Headline), has died from cancer at the age of 62, with the publishing community paying tribute to how she "reshaped the literary world".
Canongate has bagged the "haunting" debut novel by editor and ghostwriter Molly Aitken in a two-book deal.
A 36-hour “flash” auction has seen Century buy a grammar guide by Benjamin Dreyer, long-time Random House copy chief and editor.
Harvill Secker has triumphed in a seven-way auction to buy debut novel, Braised Pork, and one other book from 26-year-old writer An Yu for six figures.
V V James’ fantasy novel Sanctuary (Gollancz) will be adapted by Entertainment 360, the television studio responsible for “Game of Thrones".
The US is dominating the shortlists for the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2019, with Dialogue Books, Jacaranda Books, Emerald Publishing and Kogan Page flying the flag for UK publishers.
Illustration student Al Rodin has won this year’s Sebastian Walker Award for Illustration with his “bold and characterful artwork”.
Headline and Hachette Books Ireland (HBI) have announced the joint acquisition of two books by Irish author Rachael English.
The Walker Books Group has acquired Maggie O’Farrell’s first children’s book deal in a global rights deal.
Hachette UK will sponsor Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) and authors Cressida Cowell, Patrick Gale, Katherine Rundell and screenwriter Ben Aaronovitch will tour bookshops across the country as part of the annual celebration of indies.
At this year's Books at Berlinale event, filmmakers were again introduced to a dozen publishers' titles curated for their potential screen development. The post Books at Berlinale 2019: Both New and Bestselling Titles Offered to Producers appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.