NEWS

Professor Tim Birkhead appeared ‘in conversation’ with Adam Nicholson (‘The Seabird’s Cry’) at the Royal Society in London on Monday 16th October, which was followed by an appearance on ‘My ‘Life scientific’ on Tuesday 17th October on BBC Radio 4.

Mary Berry with her Michael Joseph editor Louise Moore and Felicity at Cliveden House for the launch of her new book Household Tips and Tricks. The book was published on Super Thursday.

Eugene Rogan, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, Director of the Middle East Centre, and Fellow of St Antony’s College, has been elected Fellow of the British Academy.

Felicity Bryan Associates were praised as a literary agency ‘powerhouse’ in industry publication The Bookseller‘s profile of the company (07.07.17). Subscribers can read the feature here.

Catherine Clarke has won the 2017 Agent of the Year award at the British Book Awards.

Celebrating Rosamunde Pilcher‘s 92nd birthday, the photo shows her next to the Wall of Fame at the Hachette offices, where Tim Hely-Hutchinson gave a champagne lunch in her honour.

NEW DEALS

Alex Riley’s sweeping and definitive history of the treatment of depression, A CURE FOR DARKNESS, has been acquired at auction by Robyn Drury at Ebury Press in the UK and Daniel Loedel at Scribner in the US. It will be published in Spring 2020.

William Collins have bought Benjamin Wardaugh‘s fascinating biography of Charles Hutton the eighteen century mathematician written by this All Souls Oxford Fellow. Arabella Pike bought world Rights in a two book deal which includes a book on Euclid.

Stuart Williams at the Bodley Head has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights at auction in Tim Whitmarsh‘s next book, ROME’S AGE OF REVOLUTION: The Forging of a Christian Empire for publication in 2021. Knopf have acquired North American rights, and Mondadori have bought Italian rights. Tim is A G Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at Cambridge University and the author of BATTLING THE GODS (Faber and Knopf).

Sadie Jones’s new novel THE SNAKES, a dark and gripping thriller set in London and rural France, has been acquired by Clara Farmer at Chatto for publication in early 2019.

Tim Leach’s third novel THE WOLF’S SMILE, set in medieval Iceland and inspired by a series of Norse tales, has been acquired by Head of Zeus for publication in Summer 2018. Tim’s first novel, THE LAST KING OF LYDIA was short-listed for the Desmond Elliot Prize.

Rights to SWEARING IS GOOD FOR YOU: The Amazing Science of Bad Language by Emma Byrne have been sold in Simplified Chinese (Citic), Portugese (Planeta) and Polish (Foksal). The book was published by Profile Books in the UK in November, and will be published by Norton in the US and Anansi in Canada in January 2018.

Autrement have bought the French rights to Reni Eddo-Lodge’s searing, illuminating and necessary exploration of what it is to be a person of colour today, WHY I’M NO LONGER TALKING TO WHITE PEOPLE ABOUT RACE. It will be published as their lead title in Autumn 2018.

UK rights to David Farrier’s FOOTPRINTS: In Search of Future Fossils were bought by Fourth Estate after a heated auction. Footprints looks for the marks and traces we are leaving upon the Earth for future generations to discover, from chicken bones and plastic waste, to deep earth nuclear storage facilities designed to remain secure for the next 100,000 years. It will be published in 2019. Rights have also been sold in the US (FSG), France (Plon), the Netherlands (Atlas Contact) and Italy (Mondadori).