19 Apr 2017
Yale have bought World English rights in Helen Fry’s MI9, the Second World War organisation responsible for the escape and evasion of captured Allied pilots and soldiers, and closely linked to MI6 and SOE. The book taps into new stories and declassified files, including fresh discoveries about MI9’s training at Intelligence School 9 (IS9), the ingenious gadgets created by MI9’s quirky boffins (MI9’s own “James Bond”), all linked to Camp X in Canada, and MIS-X (the American equivalent of MI9).
12 Apr 2017
Cathy Glass’s Nobody’s Son is at Number 12 in the Sunday Times Bestsellers this week .
07 Apr 2017
Cathy Glass’s Nobody’s Son remains in the paperback non-fiction list for a sixth week - this time at no 13.
06 Apr 2017
Another interesting piece from Royal Legacy author David McClure.
06 Apr 2017
Louise Moir will be discussing her powerful memoir Irreplaceable, which tells the story of her husband’s suicide, on BBC Radio Sussex on 10th and 11th April at 2.30pm.
04 Apr 2017
Pegasus have bought US rights in Mary Hollingsworth’s The Medici, a companion to her history of The Borgias. Head of Zeus publish in the UK later in the year and Polish rights have already been sold.
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.