John Murray acquires debut set in all-girls boarding school

John Murray has acquired Emily Layden's debut novel All Girls, already optioned by HBO, exploring assault, consent and "what it means to be a young female in today’s world". Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-24 22:43:02 UTC ]
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Hamilton buys Bannister debut for John Murray Press

John Murray Press will publish Ilona Bannister's debut novel When I Ran Away on its Two Roads imprint. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-28 10:28:24 UTC ]
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John Murray acquires Bodleian director's history of knowledge

John Murray is to publish Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack by Richard Ovenden, director of Oxford’s Bodleian Libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-27 22:22:06 UTC ]
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John Murray snaps up debut Memphis in five-way auction

John Murray has snapped up an American debut, Memphis, based on Tara Stringfellow’s "extraordinary" family history, in a five-way auction for a "strong" five-figure sum. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-15 17:46:06 UTC ]
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John Murray signs Gallen's 'darkly comic' debut

​John Murray will publish Michelle Gallen's "darkly comic" debut novel set on the Irish border.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-20 14:25:46 UTC ]
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John Murray acquires endangered poetry anthology

John Murray Press has acquired an anthology of 50 poems written in endangered languages, accompanied by translations and commentaries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Murray acquires Munroe's 'delightfully mind-bending' self-help guide

John Murray has acquired the new "delightfully mind-bending'" book from bestselling author and cartoonist Randall Munroe. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Murray acquires Irish reimagining of Homer's Iliad

John Murray is publishing Michael Hughes' "vivid, funny and brutal" reimagining of Homer's Iliad, set at the end of the Troubles in Northern Ireland in the mid-1990s. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Murray acquires 'true new talent' Lex Coulton

John Murray is publishing Falling Short, a "funny, uplifting, deeply moving" literary debut by "true new talent" Lex Coulton. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Murray prize-winning debut authors to tour Waterstones

John Murray is taking three of its "most exciting and lauded" debut writers, Andrew Michael Hurley, Lisa McInerney and Jessie Greengrass, on a nationwide tour of Waterstones bookshops in Bath, Liverpool and London this September. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Stevens‘ boarding school mysteries set for big screen

Robin Stevens’ children’s detective series Murder Most Unladylike has been optioned for television and film by independent production company Pilot Media. Pilot Media optioned the rights from Emily Hayward Whitlock, head of book to film at The Artists’ Partnership, who was acting on behalf of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oneworld acquires debut set in NY restaurant

Oneworld has signed a debut novel set in the behind-the-scenes world of New York's restaurants. Sweetbitter, by Stephanie Danler, follows Tess, who arrives in New York and soon finds herself working at one the city's landmark restaurants. While learning to enjoy the food and other substances... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Murray signs BBC journalist debut

John Murray has acquired the debut novel from former BBC News journalist Terry Stiastny. Acts of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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HQ acquires debut from Primadonna Prize winner

HQ will publish the debut novel Ginger and Me from Elissa Soave, who won the inaugural Primadonna Prize in 2019. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-19 12:13:54 UTC ]
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John Murray reveals forthcoming books podcast with Stig Abell

Journalist Stig Abell is launching a literary podcast with John Murray—"Stig Abell’s Guide to Reading"—designed to tie in with the publication of his forthcoming book Things I Learned on the 6.28: A Guide to Daily Reading. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-13 01:11:40 UTC ]
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Serpent’s Tail acquires Oana Aristide's prescient debut novel

Serpent’s Tail will publish Oana Aristide's debut novel Under the Blue as a lead title in March 2021. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-30 02:17:21 UTC ]
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Transworld acquires mind coach's debut

Transworld Publishers has acquired How to Master Your Monkey Mind: Overcome Anxiety, Increase Confidence and Regain Control of Your Life by mind coach Don Macpherson. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-29 13:23:49 UTC ]
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Coronet acquires 'timely' debut exploring extinction and survival

Coronet has acquired the debut novel of Kate Sawyer examining life after near global extinction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-24 19:02:14 UTC ]
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Gollancz acquires debut fantasy trilogy

Gollancz has acquired J T Greathouse’s debut fantasy trilogy, which will open with The Hand of the Sun King in 2021.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-07 10:46:05 UTC ]
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HQ scoops Sheffield-set debut novel from journalist Rawlins

HQ has scooped The Steel Girls, a debut novel from journalist and university lecturer Michelle Rawlins, in a three-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-01 19:21:33 UTC ]
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