News

  • Listen again to Lavinia Greacen

    15 Sep 2017

    You can now listen again to Lavinia Greacen’s fascinating interview on RTE Radio about the amazing Eric Dornan-Smith, the subject of her acclaimed biography Chink.

    RTE listen again

  • Cathy Glass enters lists at no 2

    13 Sep 2017

    Cathy Glass’s Cruel to be Kind has hit the Sunday Times Paperback bestsellers at Number 2 , its first week of publication.

  • Lavinia Greacen on RTE Radio

    07 Sep 2017

    Don’t miss Lavinia Greacen, the author of the fascinating biography Chink, on RTE Radio this weekend talking about the subject of her book, the extraordinary Eric Dorman-Smith. The broadcast will be on Saturday, September 9th., RTÉ Radio 1 at 1pm.

    RTE Radio

  • Battleship moves into Amazon bestsellers

    07 Sep 2017

    Peter Padfield’s Battleship, the complete history of battleships, has moved into the Amazon top 100 bestsellers.

  • Ebury buys book on how a terminal illness brought a couple closer together

    02 Sep 2017

    World English rights in Patrick Dillon’s moving account of the death from leukemia. of his wife the theatre producer Nicola Thorold A Moment of Grace have been bought by Ebury for publication in May.

  • The Black Dahlia optioned

    30 Aug 2017

    Documentary rights in Piu Eatwell’s Black Dahlia, Red Rose, which provides a new and startling solution to the infamous ‘Black Dahlia’ murder of 1947, have been optioned by Peacock Productions at NBC Universal. The book is published in October in the US by Norton and in the UK by Hodder.

  • Pegasus buy US and Canadian rights in two agency titles.

    30 Aug 2017

    Pegasus have bought US and Canadian rights in Adam Ockelford’s Comparing Notes: How We Make Sense of Music Travellers in the Third Reich just out from Elliott & Thompson.
  • Biography of John McDonnell to Biteback

    30 Aug 2017

    Biteback have bought rights in Bobby Friedman’s life of Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell McDonnell: Corbyn’s left-hand man for publication this autumn. BBC journalist and lawyer Friedman’s previous books include a biography of Speaker John Bercow and study of party political funding.

  • Auschwitz survivor Sam Pivnik dies

    30 Aug 2017

    I am sorry to announce that agency author Sam Pivnik died in London this morning two days before his 91st birthday.

    During the Second World War, Sam was incarcerated in a number of concentration and extermination camps in Poland and Germany and he is believed to be the last remaining Jewish survivor to have worked on the ramp at Auschwitz. At the end of the war, Sam was one of the detainees on the prison ship Cap Arcona, which was bombed and sunk by the RAF, in an incident which remains a source of controversy.

    After the war, Sam played an important role in the foundation of the state of Israel. During the War Of Independence, he fought in the 79th Brigade alongside Jews and gentiles, including former British soldiers who sympathised with the Jewish cause. Eventually, he came to live in London, where he worked initially as a tailor, before becoming a respected art dealer and restorer.

    His memoir Survivor: Auschwitz, The Death March and My Fight for Freedom was published by Hodder in 2012 and rights sold in US, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Holland, Italy, France,

  • Daniel Tammet interviewed in the Times

    17 Aug 2017

    Daniel Tammet is interviewed in the Times today talking about his new book Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with Language

    ‘Tammet’s struggle for everyday conversation in English masked a gift for languages that helped to turn him into a bestselling writer with an eye for the detail that separates good authors from bad.’

    ‘He has gone from being a person with autism who writes, to a writer with autistic roots. Soon, probably, no one will bother mentioning the autistic roots.’

    ‘[The book] is a journey through labyrinths of language and the oddities of those who speak it — all of us, in other words. It is not a book about the idiosyncrasies of autism. It is a book about the idiosyncrasies of humanity.’

    ‘Descriptions fly out at the reader … his literary talents … he found salvation in writing.’

    The book will be extracted in the Guardian next week and he is due to be interviewed on Newsnight and will be appearing at the Edinburgh Festival.