Faber wins nine-way auction for 'fascinating' story of British Isles

Faber & Faber has acquired The City That Fell of a Cliff by historian Matthew Green following a "heated" nine-way auction.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Picador wins auction for Armfield short stories

Picador has won an auction to publish a short story collection about women, "the body and the bodily", from the White Review Short Story Prize-winning author Julia Armfield. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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4th Estate wins seven-way auction for Silicon Valley story

4th Estate’s Anna Kelly has won a seven-way auction to publish a debut non-fiction book about the perils of digital start-ups. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Fourth Estate wins auction for black British women's life guide

Fourth Estate is to publish Slay in Your Lane, a guide to life for a generation of black British women by Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sphere wins 'life-affirming story' in six-way auction

Sphere Fiction has won a "hotly-contested" six-way auction to publish Eva Woods' "life-affirming" story of love, loss and female friendship, How to be Happy, in October 2017. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Transworld wins auction for Gárdos love story

Transworld has acquired a post-Holocaust love story by Hungarian author Péter Gárdos, said to be "the talk of London Book Fair", in a nine-way auction.   Jane Lawson, editorial director at Doubleday, bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Australia New Zealand, for Fever at Dawn, in a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Faber ebooks to trace story of British pop

Faber is releasing a series of six short ebooks, called Faber Forty-Fives, which each draw... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Faber & Faber: by Toby Faber review – the untold story of a publishing giant

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British writers can’t win the big US prizes, so why can Americans win the Booker? | Tibor Fischer

Opening the prize to global competition has been good for its profile, good for US writers - and a problem for novelists here and from the CommonwealthTonight the five judges of the Man Booker prize will announce this year’s winner. It was also the votes of five judges that chose the winners at... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Bloomsbury snares Kennedy's debut short story collection and novel in 9-way auction

Bloomsbury has acquired Irish writer Louise Kennedy’s debut collection of short stories and her first novel in a "fiercely contested" nine-way bidding war, ahead of this month’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Scholastic wins 'heated' auction for middle-grade debut

Scholastic has won a "heated" auction for a middle-grade debut about an 11-year-old with a stammer who wants to become a stand-up comedian. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Ebury wins Robyn Wilder's 'deeply moving' memoir at four-way auction

Ebury has won a four-way bidding war to publish journalist Robyn Wilder’s “funny, frank and deeply moving” memoir, Reasons to be Fearful. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Faber triumphs in ‘hard-fought’ five-publisher auction for historian’s debut

Faber & Faber triumphed in a "hard-fought" five-way auction to publish historian Edward Shawcross’s debut book. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Faber snaps up Sam Knight non-fiction as Amazon triumphs in 19-way auction for screen rights

Faber will publish a major work of non-fiction by New Yorker staff writer Sam Knight, as Amazon Studios options screen rights after a 19-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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McLaughlin wins Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

Irish writer Danielle McLaughlin has won the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award with her story "A Partial List of the Saved".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Faber scoops dairy farmer Rijneveld's debut in three-way auction

Faber has snapped up the rights to a debut Dutch novel by 28-year-old poet and dairy farmer Marieke Lucas Rijneveld following a three-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Faber to publish Anna Burns short story in new series

Faber has announced its third set of Faber Stories series to be published in October, featuring the likes of Man Booker winner Anna Burns and critically acclaimed US novelist Barbara Kingsolver. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Watch Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison explain why she told black stories

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Bloomsbury wins 15-publisher auction for book on grief by Cariad Lloyd

Bloomsbury has won a 15-publisher bidding war for a book on grief by podcaster Cariad Lloyd, in “one of the fiercest auctions” managed by agent Nelle Andrew of PFD, for a "significant" six-figure deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pan Mac snaps up British Superbike star Shane 'Shakey' Byrne's memoir in three-publisher auction

Pan Macmillan has snapped up the autobiography of Shane "Shakey" Byrne, the most successful British Superbike Championship rider in history, in a three-publisher auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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