01 Apr 2017
Andrew Lownie has been selected as one of twenty fellows from some 200 applications from 34 countries for the Istanbul Tanpinar Literature Festival Professional Meetings Fellowship Program this year.
The Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival holds international events for professionals in its Fellowship Program to encourage collaboration among authors, publishers, editors and translators from both Turkey and abroad. Since its first launch in 2011, ITEF has hosted 124 professionals from 30 countries in Istanbul.
This year, ITEF’s seventh professional publishing fellows program is going to give its 20 participants a chance to learn the Turkish publishing market. There will be presentations about Turkish publishing and networking events will be organized for the fellows, who will also have the chance to meet several prominent Turkish authors and ask about their career in Turkey. Fellows will visit publishing houses and share their experiencess in one on one meetings throughout the three day program. At the same time they will be able to learn about the Turkish literature market from the inside out and will be knowledgable about the works which are available for translation from Turkish into foreign languages.
2017 ITEF Fellows are:
Ágnes Orzóy (Magvető, Hungary) Anders Gronkvist Pedersen (Paraplyen, Denmark) Andrew Lownie (Andrew Lownie Literary Agency, UK) Anna Katarina B. Rodriguez (National Book Development Board, Philippines) Antonina Balashova (Ivan Limbakh, Russia) Charlotte Whiting (Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, UK) Eleni Kekropoulou (Enalios & Oceanos, Greece) Ka Bradley(Granta, UK) Laura Vesanto (Fabriikki Kustannus, Finland) Luke Frostick (The Bosphorus Review of Books, Turkey) Madalina Bucsa (S.C. Humanitas, Romania) Marta Rossich (EDICIONES B, Spain) Maya Feldman (Am-Oved , Israel) Mohamed El-Baaly (Sefsafa, Egypt) Nacera Khiat (SEDIA, Algeria) Nilli Cohen (The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature, Israel) Pablo Alonso Cotrina Cardenas (César Vallejo University Press, Peru) Parisa Ebrahimi (Penguin Random House, USA) Sarah Houtermans (Hoffmann und Campe Verlag, Germany) Zeynep Beler (Freelance Translator, Turkey)
01 Apr 2017
Congratulations to Alice Wells whose memoir of discovering her husband is a paedophile , Eating the Elephant: Do you really know the man you married?, has reached no 8 on Amazon after appearances on the Jeremy Vine Show and Radio 5. The book has 94 Amazon 5* reviews.
29 Mar 2017
Elliott & Thompson have bought UK rights in Paul Anthony Jones’s A Word a Day: A Yearbook of 365 Obscure Words which brings together 365 long-forgotten and long-overlooked words, each neatly and cleverly assigned to a different day of the year.
29 Mar 2017
Congratulations to Cathy Glass whose fostering memoir Nobody’s Son remains in the top ten paperback non-fiction list for a fifth week - this week no 9.
28 Mar 2017
According to publishersmarketplace, Andrew Lownie is1 in International rights: UK Non-fiction 1 in Non-fiction: Biography worldwide 2 in Non-fiction: History/Politics/Current Affairs worldwide
He is no 5 top-selling agent worldwide across all categories with 37 announced deals over the last twelve months.
23 Mar 2017
Haynes have commissioned Angus Konstam to write a new book in their manual series The Haynes Manual of the Viking Warrior.
23 Mar 2017
Two Roads have bought World English rights in Of Fortunes and War a life of the veteran war correspondent, who has just died at 105, written by her great-nephew.
22 Mar 2017
Cathy Glass’s latest fostering memoir Nobody’s Son remains at number 6 in the Sunday Times Paperback bestsellers this week
17 Mar 2017
Best-selling non-fiction writer Cathy Glass is moving into fiction. The Darkness Within, a gripping psychological thriller, part of a two-book deal written under the pseudonym Lisa Stone, will be published by Harper Collins in July.
Katerina Diamond, bestselling crime author of The Secret and The Teacher (Sunday Times bestseller, and both books hit Kindle #1 , has blurbed ‘The Darkness Within hooked me from the start. Once you start you won’t be able to stop!’
The first book centres on a man who begins to develop the cruel characteristics of his donor following a heart transplant, and explores the idea of whether people are ever born inherently evil.
Cathy Glass said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled to be working with Avon on this new venture. I shall still be writing my fostering memoirs and I’ve adapted the same fast paced narrative that has made the Cathy Glass books so successful. I think my readers will be as excited as I am.’
Her editor Phoebe Morgan added : ‘We are so excited about this opportunity to work with Cathy on a new venture in her already amazing career. Her memoirs are loved around the world but in stepping into fiction, she is doing something entirely different and has created a gripping thriller with a chilling concept at its heart. I’m really pleased that Cathy is staying within the Harper family and can’t wait to show the world her darker side!’
16 Mar 2017
Nobody’s Son by Cathy Glass remains in the Top 10 Sunday Times bestseller non-fiction paperback list at Number 6 .