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 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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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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Cape snaps up Henry Mance's animal rights debut in six-way auction

Jonathan Cape will publish "a far-reaching and wonderfully entertaining investigation" into animal rights by award-winning Financial Times journalist Henry Mance following a six-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-18 00:53:19 UTC ]
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Film deal for Hurley as John Murray snaps up third novel

John Murray has snapped up Costa First Novel winner Andrew Michael Hurley's third novel as film rights go to House Productions. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-31 14:10:44 UTC ]
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Canongate snaps up 'unique' debut in six-way auction

Canongate has secured the first book by Northern Irish nature writer and essayist Kerri ní Dochartaigh following a six-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Murray snaps up US presidential hopeful Buttigieg's memoir

John Murray has landed the memoir of Democratic mayor and US presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pan Macmillan snaps up Bayliss-Jennings debut in four-way auction

Pan Macmillan has snapped up a “festive feel-good romantic novel” from debut author Jennifer Bayliss-Jennings in a four-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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John Murray snaps up spy thriller first published as Kindle Single

John Murray publisher Mark Richards has pre-empted a novel about a "psychopathic but glamorous and alluring" Russian assassin, Codename Villanelle, by Luke Jennings. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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

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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

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Viking snaps up 'riveting' historical fiction debut

Viking has acquired a historical debut by Annie Garthwaite, reimagining the story of Cecily Neville, the Duchess of York and mother to two kings of England—Edward IV and Richard III. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-16 20:07:38 UTC ]
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Sphere bags debut Breaking Point at auction

Sphere has announced Irish journalist Edel Coffey’s debut novel, Breaking Point, will be a superlead for the publisher in 2022, following a multi-publisher auction and six-figure deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-16 14:51:31 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury wins auction for Lockwood's 'miraculous' debut novel

Bloomsbury is to publish Patricia Lockwood's first novel No One Is Talking About This, after winning a 10-way auction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-16 02:57:52 UTC ]
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Duckworth Books snaps up former 'Big Brother' contestant's debut

Duckworth Books has acquired 2016 "Big Brother" finalist A J West's debut novel, The Spirit Engineer.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-10 15:40:49 UTC ]
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Doubleday wins nine-way auction for Anglo-Nigerian writer's debut

Doubleday has acquired two novels by Anglo-Nigerian writer Nikki May in a "hotly contested" nine-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-07 17:57:58 UTC ]
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Yale snaps up biography of artist John Craxton

Yale University Press will publish the first biography of British artist John Craxton (1922–2009) in spring 2021.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Wildfire wins auction for 'staggering' McKenzie debut

Wildfire has won a three-publisher auction for a “staggering” coming-of-age story from 22-year-old debut novelist Moses McKenzie in a two-book deal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-03 10:01:53 UTC ]
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Yellow Kite wins five-way auction for psychotherapist's debut

Yellow Kite has won psychotherapist and mental health consultant Zoë Aston's first book in a five-way auction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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PRH Children's triumphs in 15-way auction for Fadugba debut

Penguin Random House Children’s has won a 15-way auction to publish a "genre-defying, time-travelling" YA thriller, The Upper World by Femi Fadugba. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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