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Thrillers continue to prove popular among this year’s gamut of upcoming titles, alongside themes of climate change, grief, resilience and hope.
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Have You Got Anything Stronger?
Imogen Allen
“Sharp and furiously funny” novel about the trials and tribulations of married life for fans of Why Mummy Drinks and Bridget Jones’ Diary.
Agent Eugenie Furniss
Rights Sold UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (Welbeck)
The Best Friend
Jessica Fellowes
Darkly suspenseful standalone from the author of the bestselling Mitford Murders series exploring toxic female friendship.
Agent Eugenie Furniss
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (Sphere), North America (Minotaur Books), Italy (Mondadori)
Last Breath
Chris Lemons
Powerful memoir of a commercial diver who was trapped on the ocean floor with dwindling oxygen, and little hope of rescue, and the extraordinary story of how he survived.
Agent Eugenie Furniss
When You Lose It
Gay & Roxy Longworth
A memoir of Roxy’s turbulent teenage years, culminating in a psychotic breakdown, told from alternating mother-daughter perspectives.
Agent Eugenie Furniss
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (Welbeck)
Three Burials
Anders Lustgarten
Bold and thought-provoking literary thriller from one of the UK’s leading political playwrights.
Principal Agent Eugenie Furniss
Rights Germany (Hoffman und Campe)
ACM
Run Time
Catherine Ryan Howard
The bestselling thriller writer’s latest centres on a horror film set in remote Ireland: “When the strange goings-on in the script start to happen on set too, it becomes apparent that the real horror lies off the page…
Agent Sara O’Keeffe
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (Atlantic), North America (Blackstone)
Pixel Flesh
Ellen Atlanta
A “vital reassessment” of beauty in the digital age and the women it harms.
Agent Max Edwards
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (Headline)
John & Paul: A Love Story in 23 Songs
Ian Leslie
How the geniuses of Lennon and McCartney merged and multiplied their talents to produce one of the greatest bodies of creative work in history.
Agent Toby Mundy
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (Faber), North America (Celadon), Russia (Azbooka Atticus)
Bodies
Christine Anne Foley
My Sister the Serial Killer meets Acts of Desperation” in this powerful, highly topical literary début featuring a damaged young woman who addresses each of her lovers in turn.
Agent Sara O’Keeffe
The Haunted Wood
Sam Leith
A history of writing for children with a series of vivid portraits of the life and times of the key authors and a “bold reappraisal of children’s classics that reorders the canon for the 21st century”.
Agent Toby Mundy
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (Oneworld)
Aitken Alexander
The Midnight News
Jo Baker
The bestselling author’s newest nail-biting literary suspense plunges the reader into war-torn London and the mind of an observant but increasingly disturbed young woman.
Agent Clare Alexander
Rights UK (Doubleday), US (Knopf)
Bellies
Nicola Dinan
A sharp, tender and cerebral yet compelling début. A story about transition: across genders, within friendships and into adulthood.
Agent Monica MacSwan
The Premonitions Bureau
Sam Knight
Premonitions are impossible. But they come true all the time. “An enthralling true story, of madness and wonder, science and the supernatural” from the New Yorker staff writer.
Agent Emma Paterson
Rights UK (Faber), US (Penguin Press), China (STPH), Czech (Leda), Estonia (Tanapaev), France (Sonatine), Italy (Mondadori), Lithuania (Baltos Lankos), Netherlands (Volt), Poland (Czarne), Romania (RAO), Turkey (Garaj), Film/TV (Amazon Studios)
Pity
Andrew McMillan
Prize-winning poet McMillan’s début novel paints an “unforgettable” portrait of modern Britain through the lens of three generations of men in a north of England mining town.
Agent Chris Wellbelove
Rights UK (Canongate), Germany (Ullstein), France (under offer)
Shy
Max Porter
The prize-winner’s latest centres around Shy, a troubled teen, a “dangerous young man”, a reject from the social structures that no longer wish to nurture him, who is considering what could be his final decision in this world.
Agent Lisa India Baker
Rights UK (Faber), US (Graywolf), Canada (Strange Light)
A M Heath
The Library Suicides
Fflur Dafydd
Twin daughters set a trap for their novelist mother’s murderer in the National Library of Wales.
Agent Euan Thorneycroft
Rights UK (Hodder)
Crucible of Light
Elizabeth Drayson
A history of the contested but fruitful relationship between Islam and Europe, from the Moorish invasion of Spain to the present.
Agent Bill Hamilton
Though the Bodies Fall
Noel O’Regan
A haunting début novel by the recipient of a Seán Dunne Young Writer Award and a Bridport Short Story Prize-winner.
Agent Euan Thorneycroft
Rights UK (Granta)
Summer Fever
Kate Riordan
A “sultry and addictive” new novel from the author of Richard & Judy pick The Heatwave.
Agent Rebecca Ritchie
Rights UK (Michael Joseph)
Best of Friends
Kamila Shamsie
A dazzling story of friendship, identity and the unknowability of other people from the Women’s Prize for Fiction winner.
Agent Victoria Hobbs
Rights UK (Bloomsbury), US (Riverhead), Arabic (Dar Al Tanweer), Dutch (Signatuur), Italian and Portuguese under offer
Andrew Lownie
Fugitives: A History of Nazi Mercenaries During the Cold War
Danny Orbach
Thrilling untold history of Nazi fugitives turned post-war agents by a Harvard University history professor and former Israeli army intelligence agent.
Agent Andrew Lownie
Rights UK (Hurst), US (Pegasus)
Stalin’s War: A New History of World War II
Sean McMeekin
A major revisionist history of the Second World War by a prize-winning historian arguing that the Allies’ support of the Soviets had disastrous consequences.
Agent Andrew Lownie
Rights US (Basic), UK (Penguin), Germany (Antaios), Spain (Palabra) and four others
Syndrome K: How Italy resisted the Final Solution
Christian Jennings
The first book in English telling the complete story of the Holocaust in Italy.
Agent Andrew Lownie
Rights UK (The History Press)
Agent Sniper: The Best Spy the West Ever Lost
Tim Tate
The story of Michal Goleniewski, “one of the West’s most valuable counter-intelligence sources” and “the best defector the CIA ever had”.
Agent Andrew Lownie
Rights UK (Transworld), US (St Martin’s)
Pandemic 1918
Catharine Arnold
The story of the global epidemic and its impact on the men and women who battled against it.
Agent Andrew Lownie
Rights UK (Michael O’Mara), US (St Martin’s), Korea (Golden Time), China (Shanghai Educational), Russia (Eksmo)
Andrew Nurnberg Associates
Heul Doch Nicht (Don’t Cry)
Kirsten Boie
Hamburg, 1945: three 14-year-olds trying to find out what is left for them in a city in ruins.
Agent Sabine Pfannenstiel
Rights Germany (Oetinger)
La Lezione (The Lesson)
Marco Franzoso
The latest from the Italian literary star is a suspenseful account of the “slow descent into hell of an ordinary girl”.
Agent Barbara Barbieri
Rights Italy (Mondadori)
The West: A New History in 12 Lives
Naoise MacSweeney
A bold retelling of the history of the West, spanning from Ancient Greece to the present day.
Agent Charlotte Merritt
Rights Korea (Open Books/Mimesis), Portugal (Saida de Emergencia), World English (Ebury)
The Map of Leaves
Yarrow Townsend
There’s adventure around every bend in the river when Orla, Idris and Ariana set out to find the source of a sickness sweeping the land.
Agent Jenny Savill
Rights World English (Chicken House), Czech Republic (Grada), Germany (Thienemann), Turkey (Timas Yayinlari)
Sundial
Catriona Ward
A stunning thriller exploring the power of the past to twist the present, which Stephen King calls “authentically terrifying”.
Agent Jenny Savill
Rights UK (Viper), Denmark (Screaming Books), France
(Sonatine Editions), Germany (Festa Verlag), Poland (Wydawnictwo Poznanskie), Russia (Eksmo), USA (Tor Nightfire)
The Bent Agency
The Imposter
Susan Allott
A spooky literary thriller spanning a century about one London house, three sets of owners and three intertwined tragedies.
Agent Nicola Barr
Mouthing
Orla Mackey
“Stunning” depiction of life in a small town in Ireland told through a chorus of voices, each giving a different version of “truth”.
Agent Nicola Barr
Manhattan Species
Arvin Ahmadi
A coming-of-age novel set amid the moral grey areas of the very wealthy of New York City and the people who surround them.
Agent Jenny Bent
House of Hunger
Alexis Henderson
A young woman is drawn into the upper echelons of a society where blood is power in this dark and enthralling gothic novel.
Agent Jenny Bent
Rights UK (Transworld), North America (Berkley)
Blake Friedmann
My Father’s House
Joseph O’Connor
Literary thriller based on the true story of an Irish priest in the Vatican who risked his life to smuggle thousands of Jews and escaped Allied prisoners out of Italy during the Second World War.
Agent Isobel Dixon
Rights UK (Harvill), France (Payot), Italy (Guanda), Sweden (Natur och Kultur)
The Bay
Allie Reynolds
The Beach meets ‘Point Break’” in Reynolds’ thriller of secrets and murder set in an idyllic, remote surfing location.
Agent Kate Burke
Rights UK (Headline),
US (Putnam), Germany (HarperCollins)
A History of Water
Edward Wilson-Lee
Vivid narrative non-fiction “with a flavour of The Name of the Rose” featuring poetry, history, murder and intrigue in 16th-century Portugal.
Agent Isobel Dixon
Rights UK (HarperCollins), Italy (Bollati Boringhieri), Portugal (Bertrand), Spain (Ariel)
Tiepolo Blue
James Cahill
A mid-life coming-of-age novel set in the art world, and a powerful exploration of themes of beauty, friendship, sex and censure.
Agent Samuel Hodder
Rights UK (Sceptre)
Picture You Dead
Peter James
James’ 18th DS Roy Grace title centres around a couple who unearth something priceless in a car boot sale, but they soon discover it’s altogether too priceless…
Agent Isobel Dixon
Rights UK (Macmillan)
The Blair Partnership
The Treekeepers
Kieran Larwood
Epic new middle-grade fantasy featuring shapewalker Liska, who must use her powers of changing into mythical creatures to defend the natural world from an ancient enemy.
Agent Jordan Lees
Rights UK (Faber)
K2: The Deadliest Climb
Nimsdai Purja
A follow-up to memoir Beyond Possible and Bafta-nominated Netflix documentary “14 Peaks”, K2 explores the ascent of the world’s most dangerous mountain in winter.
Agent Rory Scarfe
Sugar, Baby
Celine Saintclare
From her small, white English town, Agnes runs headlong into the world of London sugaring—dating older men for money: “Queenie meets Insatiable meets Small Island”.
Agent Hattie Grünewald
Rights UK (Corvus)
Psyche and Eros
Luna McNamara
“Marvellously witty and exquisitely drawn” début retelling, in dual perspective, one of the only love stories in Greek mythology with a happy ending.
Agent Hattie Grünewald
Dog
Rob Perry
Benjamin Glass doesn’t like germs. Unfortunately, when he forms an unlikely friendship with The Mighty Gary—England’s fastest racing dog—the two must take a germ-laden trip across the country in a pandemic in order to outwit Gary’s gangster backers.
Agent Hattie Grünewald
Rights UK (Europa)
Brotherstone Creative Management
A Very Modern Family
Carrie & David Grant
“Groundbreaking” book on navigating parenthood in a gender fluid and neurodivergent age, from an interracial couple with three trans or non-binary children.
Agent Charlie Brotherstone
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (Little, Brown)
Mr and Mrs Sherlock Holmes: The True Adventures of Moser and Moser
Clare Clarke
Victorian London’s most scandalous detective duo: a sensational and untold true crime story in the vein of Kate Summerscale’s The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.
Agent Charlie Brotherstone
Every Monument Will Fall & World War Zero
Dan Hicks
A radical biography of Augustus Pitt-Rivers, a founding father of archaeology and anthropology, and a new history of the world through its colonial museums.
Agent Charlie Brotherstone
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (Hutchison Heinemann)
Living with the Black Widow
Rob Parkes
A memoir from a victim of coercive control and domestic abuse, the first of its kind from a male perspective.
Agent Charlie Brotherstone
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (Orion), Film/TV (New Regency)
Fine Why
George the Poet
The poet uses stories from his life and combines them with insights from his ongoing PhD to explore the injustices that motivate his writing.
Agent Charlie Brotherstone
C&W
You Can Drop Me Here
Julia Walter
Unconventional up-lit début about a hoarder who meets a minimalist, “for readers of Beth O’Leary, with shades of Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van”.
Agent Sue Armstrong
A Wild and True Relation
Kim Sherwood
Epic historic tale of the smuggler Tom West and the myth and mystery surrounding the women in his life that “explores gender and genre”.
Agent Sue Armstrong
Rights UK (Virago)
Only Here Only Now
Tom Newlands
A “The Shock of the Fall meets Curious Incident…” bittersweet coming-of-age novel about a 14-year-old girl Cora, who has ADHD.
Agent Sophie Lambert
Rift
Tristan McConnell
A cultural and geological history of humanity, told through the lens of the Rift Valley in East Africa, known as the “birthplace of humanity”.
Agent Sophie Lambert
Opus: The Cult that Crashed a Highstreet Bank
Gareth Gore
Shocking exposé of the conspiracy surrounding one of Europe’s largest banks and its links to religious organisation Opus Dei—Empire of Pain meets Kleptopia.
Agent Richard Pike
Curtis Brown
The Watermark
Sam Mill
High concept love story which zigzags from the Victorian era to Manchester in 2014 to the future, exploring the theme of “book-surfing”, whereby characters are able to enter novels and explore whether their will or fate shapes the plot. 
Agent Cathryn Summerhayes
Rights UK (Granta)
That Bonesetter Woman
Frances Quinn
Endurance Proudfoot wants to be a bonesetter, but her campaign to convince her father she can do a man’s job is thwarted when her beautiful sister’s attempt at social climbing goes wrong.
Agent Alice Lutyens
Rights UK (Simon & Schuster)
The Healing Power of Clay
Florence St George
After suffering post-natal depression, St George found a path to healing through pottery.
Agent Gordon Wise
Sister Stardust
Jane Green
Green reimagines the life of troubled icon Talitha Getty in this story from a forgotten chapter of the Swinging ’60s.
Agent Jonny Geller
Rights US (Hanover Square)
The Unbroken Beauty of Rosaline Bone
Alex McCarthy
“Sharp, spiky” contemporary fairy tale of a young woman abused, misjudged and envied for her beauty, who disappears from her Welsh working-class village.
Agent Felicity Blunt
Darley Anderson
Before I Do
Sophie Cousens
The third rom-com by the bestselling author posits: what would you do if the one that got away turned up the night before your wedding?
Agent Clare Wallace
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Hodder), North America (Putnam), options in 17 languages
Wild Swimming
Kate Galloway
Début Highlands-set rom-com centred around Flic who, on holiday to escape her 35th birthday, discovers that the itinerary of trekking, skinny-dipping and cliff-jumping is less scary than confronting her past.
Agent Tanera Simons
The Blame Game
Sandie Jones
Jones’ fifth thriller has psychologist Naomi who is always too involved in her clients’ lives, but now she’s really crossed a line…
Agent Tanera Simons
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Macmillan), North America (St Martin’s), options in 15 languages
The Ugly Truth
L C North
High concept thriller in which Melanie Lange has disappeared. Her father, business tycoon Sir Philip, says she’s safe at home, but others say differently…
Agent Tanera Simons
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Transworld)
Missing
K L Slater
Seventeenth addictive psychological thriller from the multi-million copy bestseller.
Agent Camilla Bolton
Rights World English (Bookouture)
David Godwin Associates
The Book of Everlasting Things
Aanchal Malhotra
A devastatingly emotional saga set during the time of Partition and against the backdrop of a perfumery business, which chronicles the lives of star-crossed lovers.
Agent David Godwin
Rights US (Flatiron), Philippines & Canada (HarperCollins India), Netherlands (Uitgeverij Nieuw Amsterdam)
Black River
Nilanjana Roy
A riveting murder mystery set in modern India which addresses a society unravelling, class divide, religious strife and the unrelenting violence against women.
Agent David Godwin
Monstrum
Lottie Mills
“Original, eerie and thoughtful” collection of short stories which delve into the subtext of disability, reimagined with a gothic flair.
Agent David Godwin
Rights World English (Oneworld)
None of the Above
Travis Alabanza
The performance artist and writer’s memoir examining seven phrases people have directed at them about their gender identity.
Agent Philippa Sitters
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (Canongate)
Not Exactly What I Had in MInd
Kate Brook
Warm and witty novel about two housemates dealing with the fallout of having slept together and the complexities of love, friendship and family in the 21st century.
Agent Philippa Sitters
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (Corvus), North America (Dutton), German (Diana), Spanish (Suma de Letras)
David Higham Associates
The Feminist Killjoy Handbook
Sara Ahmed
Scholar Ahmed’s handy, accessible guidance to her fellow feminist killjoys in surviving today’s world.
Agent Nicola Chang
The NCT Murders
Katt Ailes
Contemporary cosy crime novel about a group of soon-to-be mums who inadvertently find themselves playing detectives when there is a murder at their antenatal meeting.
Agent Jemima Forrester
Rights on submission
Virginia Woolf: An Illustrated Biography
Ella Bucknall
Part-scholar, part-artist, part-Woolf obsessive, Bucknall’s illustrated biography tells the life of Virginia Woolf afresh in graphic form.
Agent Harriet Moore
Rights UK (W&N), US (Pantheon), French (Grasset), German (Rowohlt), Spanish (Lumen)
Planta Sapiens
Paco Calvo & Natalie Lawrence
A book that “opens the plant kingdom like never before”, unmasking plant intelligence and dismantling the traditional hierarchies of nature along the way.
Agent Jessica Woollard
Rights UK (Little, Brown), US (Norton), Chinese Simplified (China South Booky Culture), Italian (Il Saggiatore)
The Birdcage
Eve Chase
The Glass House author’s atmospheric and suspenseful Cornish-set family drama about three half-sisters, their artist father and their secrets.
Agent Lizzy Kremer
Rights UK (Michael Joseph), US (Berkley), Norwegian (Gyldendal Norsk)
David Luxton Associates
Let’s Talk: How to Have Better Conversations
Nihal Arthanayake
An accessible, anecdotal and expert-led guide to having better conversations written by an award-winning BBC broadcaster.
Agent Nick Walters
Rights World English (Trapeze)
1999: The Treble and All That
Matt Dickinson
The historic story of how, in 1999, Manchester United completed the Treble, winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.
Agent David Luxton
Rights UK (Simon & Schuster)
The King & I
Claude Boli
Boli gives readers an unparalleled insight into the legend and icon, Eric Cantona: “Cantona the footballer, Cantona the friend and Cantona the man”.
Agent David Luxton
Rights World English (Simon & Schuster), Greece (KPG Sport)
Expected Goals
Rory Smith
New York Times journalist on what happened when football analytics expert Chris Anderson entered the world of football ownership.
Agent David Luxton
Rights UK and Commonwealth (HarperSport)
Intelligent Fitness
Simon Waterson
How to enhance your energy, sleep and intelligent fitness from the celebrity trainer who has worked with Daniel Craig for the Bond films. With a foreword by Craig.
Agent Nick Walters
Rights World English (Michael O’Mara), US (Triumph Books), Hungary (Alexandra), Poland (SQN), Japan (Kanki)
DHH Literary
The Other Side of NIght
Adam Hamdy
Latest from bestseller Hamdy is an “ambitious and resonant” genre-bending tale of love, loss and redemption that will open the reader’s mind and heart.
Agent Hannah Sheppard
Rights (UK) Macmillan, US (Atria)
Tarot
Rebecca Thorne
“Intensely atmospheric and gripping” new spin on the locked room mystery with a speculative edge.
Agent Emily Glenister
Rights UK (Bloomsbury Raven)
Every Shade of Happy
Phyllida Shrimpton
The uplifting story of a man at the end of his life and a girl at the beginning of hers, who reach out across the generations to explore what it means to find happiness.
Agent Broo Doherty
Rights UK (Aria)
Night Shadows
Eva Björg Ægisdóttir
The third novel in the Forbidden Iceland series featuring detective Elma, which has sold in 10 languages to date.
Agent David Headley
Rights UK (Orenda)
Mortal Monarchs
Susie Edge
A humorous deep-dive into the varied—and oft-gruesome—deaths of kings and queens from a medical historian with a large TikTok following.
Agent Emily Glenister
Rights UK (Wildfire)
Eve White Literary Agency
The It Girl
Ruth Ware
Bestseller Ware’s latest follows an ex-Oxford student’s search for answers a decade after her friend’s murder.
Agent Eve White
Rights UK (S&S), US, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Poland
Baking It Easy
Eloise Head
Simple, delicious and easy-to-make sweet recipes by the creator of TikTok and Instagram hit Fitwaffle.
Agent Eve White
Rights UK (Ebury), USA
Einstein the Penguin
Iona Rangeley
A stray penguin knocks at a family’s door holding a suitcase labelled “Einstein”—a wonderfully warm, funny new series perfect for fans of Paddington.
Agent Eve White
Rights UK (HarperCollins Children’s Books), Germany, Russia, Netherlands, Greece, Georgia
The Patient
Jane Shemilt
The bestselling author returns with a taut, tense thriller about a doctor’s affair with her new patient and their deep, dark secrets.
Agent Eve White
Rights UK (HarperFiction), USA, Italy
These Streets
Luan Goldie
As London’s Stratford gentrifies, Jess, a single mum, must hold it all together in this urgent new novel from the Women’s Prize longlistee and Costa Short Story Prize winner.
Agent Eve White
Rights UK (HQ)
The Feldstein Agency
Man versus Microbes
Dr Nizam Damani
Part memoir, part history lesson in microbiology and part wake-up call to humanity from an advisor to the World Health Organisation.
Agent Paul Feldstein
In Ordinary Time: Fragments of a Family History Memoir
Carmel Maria Mc Mahon
A hybrid memoir comprised of essays, poems and photographs that looks at the ways “ordinary traumas”, personal and historic, reverberate through time.
Agent Paul Feldstein
Rights World English (Duckworth)
She Worked in the Café Beside the Pier
Patrick Murphy
Début novel set in a seaside Irish town about what it means to fall in love in the internet age, by a prize-winning short story writer.
Agent Paul Feldstein
Kill the Devil
Tony Macaulay & Juvens Nsabimana
Rwanda-set love story between a survivor and a perpetrator of genocide, a collaboration between a Belfast-based author and broadcaster and a Rwandan scriptwriter.
Agent Paul Feldstein
Murder, Memoir, Murder Crime
Anthony Quinn
Part memoir and crime fiction story revolving around two unsolved murders—one in 1922, and the other in 1983—in Quinn’s native South Tyrone.
Agent Paul Feldstein
Rights World English (Dalzell)
Felicity Bryan Associates
True Democracy
Erica Benner
Part travel memoir, part philosophy guide to how democracies are born; “a book for our times” from a political philosopher.
Agent Catherine Clarke
Rights UK (Penguin Press), Finland (Atena), Spain (Critica)
Fragile Cargo
Adam Brookes
Drawing on first-hand diary accounts and his own interviews with eyewitnesses, journalist Brookes tells the gripping true story of the intrepid curators who saved China’s art from the ravages of the Sino-Japanese War and Second World War.
Agent Catherine Clarke
Rights UK (Chatto), US and Canada (Atria), France (Nevicata), Italy (Rizzoli), Netherlands (Balans)
Bournville
Jonathan Coe
The award-winning novelist’s return follows four generations of one family through seven celebrations, from VE Day in 1945 to the 75th anniversary of VE day at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
Agent Caroline Wood
Rights UK (Viking), France (Gallimard), Italy (Feltrinelli)
Mrs S
K Patrick
“Bold and thrilling” début from a poet and short story writer, set in an élite boarding school, a love affair plays out between the young matron that looks after the students and the headmaster’s wife.
Agent Angelique Tran Van Sang
Georgina Capel
Can Feminism be African?
Minna Salami
Through social criticism and personal narrative, journalist Salami explores “through language, history and soul” a feminist awakening in relation to Africa.
Agent Georgina Capel
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (William Collins)
Come to this Court and Cry: How the Holocaust Ends
Linda Kinstler
A look at memory and justice when “revisionism, ultra-nationalism and denialism make it feel like history is slipping out from under our feet”.
Agent Georgina Capel
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (Bloomsbury), US (PublicAffairs), Dutch (Alfabet), French (Éditions Denoël), Italian (Einaudi)
The Devil’s Bargain
Stella Rimington
The former MI5 boss’ latest thriller follows Peter Robinson—MP, salesman, politician, bachelor and Russian spy—as he comes face to face with Harry Bristow—policeman, father, chauffeur, fraud—the only man who knows his secret.
Agent Georgina Capel
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (Bloomsbury)
The Good Literary Agency
The Funeral Cryer
Wenyan Lu
Dark, satirical literary novel set in north-east China exploring marriage, infidelity and death.
Agent Kemi Ogunsanwo
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Atlantic), Italian (Garzanti)
It’s Not That Radical!
Mikaela Loach
“Galvanising” manifesto by Global Citizen Prize nominee and Forbes’ most influential woman in the UK climate movement.
Agent Kemi Ogunsanwo
Rights UK and Commonwealth (DK)
The Quiet Storm
Kimberly Whittam
Tender, character-led middle-grade set in a Mancunian school that explores themes of confidence, friendship and anxiety.
Agent Gyamfia Osei
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Usborne)
Spider
Azma Dar
“Utterly fresh take on the psychological thriller” by an award-winning playwright, set in the north of England.
Agent Abi Fellows
Mapmatics: The Hidden Mathematics of Maps
Paulina Rowińska
A fascinating and compelling look at maps and the maths intrinsic to the cartographers’ design.
Agent Rukhsana Yasmin
Rights World (Picador)
Greene & Heaton
This Beating Heart
Laura Barnett
Forty-three-year-old Christina thought life was settled: marriage to Ed, children, a house of their own… but this is not her future.
Agent Judith Murray
Rights UK (Weidenfeld)
One of the Girls
Lucy Clarke
The thriller writer’s newest has six friends travel to Greece to celebrate Lexi’s upcoming wedding. But all have a secret to hide and not all of them will make it through alive…
Agent Judith Murray
Rights UK (HarperCollins), US (Putnam)
Sun Damage
Sabine Durrant
Durrant returns with a story of nine guests at a remote villa in the south of France; at least one of them has plenty to hide—and nowhere to run.
Agent Judith Murray
Rights UK (Mulholland)
The Siege
John Sutherland
“Nine hostages. Ten hours. One chance to save them all.” A début thriller from a former police officer and hostage negotiator.
Agent Laura Williams
Rights UK (Weidenfeld)
Ways of Being
James Bridle
“Brilliant, searching” exploration of different kinds of intelligence—plant, animal, human, artificial—and how they transform our understanding of humans’ place in the cosmos.
Agent Antony Topping
Rights UK (Penguin Press), US (FSG), Brazil (Todavia), France (Editions du Seuil), Germany (Beck), Hungary (Libri), Italy (Rizzoli), Netherlands (Uitgeverij Volt), Russia (AST)
Greyhound Literary
The Red Sirens: A Ukrainian Family Memoir
Victoria Berezko-Frolova
A polyglot translator and journalist relates her childhood in Ukraine and explores the country’s 20th-century history as she investigates a mystery that has haunted four generations of her family.
Agent Charlie Campbell
Rights Hungary (Könyvmolyképzo), Aschehoug (Norwegian), Catalan (Enciclopedia), Finland (Tammi), Sweden (Brombergs), at auction in six other territories
The Present is a Made-up Thing
Abhishek Prasad
Dehli, 1997-set, “wry and powerful” Bath Novel Award-winning début with speculative elements centring on a 12-year-old Adi who must navigate the scars of India’s Partition and his family’s traumatic past.
Agent Julia Silk
The Crying Room
Amy Raphael
Journalist and middle-grade author Raphael turns to thought-provoking, gritty crime as a menopausal detective works against the clock to stop a second woman being killed.
Agent Charlie Campbell
Diaries
Alan Rickman
The late actor’s diaries, kept for 25 years, illustrated with his own highly accomplished drawings.
Agent Natalie Galustian
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Canongate), North America (Holt), Czech (Euromedia), Polish (Poznanskie), Russian (Eksmo)
Five Steps to Financial Wellbeing
Clare Seal
A toolkit to help readers of all ages and life stages establish a healthy, positive relationship with money.
Agent Julia Silk
Rights World English (Headline), Bulgarian (ERA Mediya)
Hardman & Swainson
Women on Porn
Fiona Vera-Gray
Accessible, informed, evidence-based exploration of what pornography means for women (and to us all), written by a leading academic authority on pornography and feminism.
Agent Caroline Hardman
Rights Spain (Península)
The One that Got Away
Charlotte Rixon
A devastating mistake pulls apart university sweethearts Ben and Clara; 20 years later a tragedy seems destined to bring them back together.
Agent Caroline Hardman
Rights UK (Head of Zeus), US (St Martin’s), Hebrew (Tchelet), Hungarian (Libri Kiado), Romanian (RAO)
Beautiful Little Fools
Olivia Horrox
A coming-of-age novel on friendship, love and finding yourself, set against the backdrop of glittering Cornish seascapes: “all the glamour of The Great Gatsby and a dash of ‘Bridgerton’”.
Agent Thérèse Coen
I’m Sorry You Feel that Way
Rebecca Wait
An intricate and deftly written portrait of a family, detailing the effects of sibling rivalry, a domineering mother and an unspoken catastrophe from the past.
Agent Caroline Hardman
Rights UK (riverrun), Germany (Kein & Aber)
The Double Trouble Society
Carrie Hope Fletcher
A magical new middle-grade series mixing together two best friends, a witch’s curse and a haunted house in the perfect potion to enchant readers.
Agent Hannah Ferguson
Rights UK (Puffin), Italy (Garzanti)
HHB Agency
Baking Imperfect
Lottie Bedlow
A collection of recipes for sweet and savoury bakes from the stand-out star of 2020’s “The Great British Bake Off”.
Agent Elly James
Rights World (Hamlyn)
The Sleep of Reason
Mark Rowley & David Derbyshire
A tense and compelling thriller about toxic politics and the radicalisation of young men in Britain, co-written by UK counter-terrorism expert Rowley.
Agent Elly James
Rights World (Legend)
Motherland
Melissa Thompson
A celebration of Jamaican food from its roots to the dishes that have made it the flavourful, individual, unique cuisine it is today.
Agent Heather Holden-Brown
Rights World (Bloomsbury)
The House on Rockaway Beach
Emma Burstall
A New York tale of sibling rivalry, family secrets and summer romance from bestselling author of the Tremarnock series.
Agent Heather Holden-Brown
Rights World (Head of Zeus)
The Slimming Foodie in One
Pip Payne
More than 100 one-dish recipes under 600 calories from the bestselling Slimming Foodie.
Agent Heather Holden-Brown
Rights World (Aster)
Janklow & Nesbit
The Fellowship of Puzzlemakers
Samuel Burr
Début featuring Clayton Stumper, abandoned at birth on the front steps of the Fellowship of Puzzlemakers, who must go outside the commune walls to solve the mystery of his parentage.
Agent Hellie Ogden
This Could be Everything
Eva Rice
February Kingdom’s parents were killed two years ago, and her twin sister died in a car crash just six months ago, but then she finds an escaped canary called Yellow, which sparks a glimmer of hope.
Agent Claire Paterson Conrad
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Simon & Schuster)
The Imaginary Patient
Dr Jules Montague
Consultant neurologist Montague draws on her experience of treating patients all over the world to explain why medicine gets patients wrong, and how diagnosis itself can make us sick.
Agent Will Francis
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Granta)
Briefly, A Delicious Life
Nell Stevens
Somerset Maugham-winner Stevens’ “dazzling” first novel has a teenage, ghost-watching George Sand and Frédéric Chopin have an unromantic holiday on Mallorca, and discovers her own love of life, women, creativity and unconventionality.
Agent Rebecca Carter
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Picador), North America (Scribner)
Endless Forms
Professor Seirian Sumner
Behavioural ecologist Sumner shows that wasps are the most diverse of all animals: beautiful, complex, ancient, and essential to the ecosystem.
Agent Will Francis
Rights UK and Commonwealth (William Collins), North America (Harper), Germany (HarperCollins), Italy (Guanda), Netherlands (Nieuw Amsterdam), Russia (Azbooka-Atticus)
Jenny Brown Associates
The Two-Headed Whale
Sandy Winterbottom
The story of the author’s voyage by tall ship from Uruguay to Antarctica in the footsteps of her then hero Shackleton and her discovery of the dark legacy of 20th-century whaling.
Agent Jenny Brown
Rights World English (Birlinn)
Death in Kabul
Alison Belsham & Nick Higgins
Crime writer Belsham teams up with her brother Higgins, a former UN security advisor on Afghanistan, for a “fast-paced” thriller set in Kabul 2003, in which a British ex-policeman and a female Afghan-American journalist join forces to solve a murder.
Agent Jenny Brown
Rights World English (Canelo), Italian (Newton Compton)
The Lost Garden of Kitty Maclean
Annabelle Marx
Début which tells the tale of a young woman banished to the remote Scottish Highlands who finds a new life as a herbalist and leaves behind secrets in a walled garden to be discovered 70 years later.
Agent Jenny Brown
The Awakenings
Sarah Maine
“Spell-binding” timeslip novel exploring the struggle for control over their lives by two women divided across centuries.
Agent Jenny Brown
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Hodder)
Jo Unwin Literary Agency
When the Dust Settles
Lucy Easthope
Memoir of Easthope, the UK’s leading expert on disaster recovery: “When a plane crashes, a bomb explodes, a city floods or a pandemic begins, she’s the one they call”.
Agent Jo Unwin
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (Hodder)
Think of Me
Frances Liardet
Historical novel about one couple’s journey through war, love and loss, and “how the people we love never really leave us”.
Agent Jo Unwin
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (4th Estate), US (Putnam), Czech (Euromedia), Dutch (Nieuw Amsterdam)
One Day I Shall Astonish the World
Nina Stibbe
Stibbe’s latest comic novel is the story of the wonderful and sometimes surprising path of a friendship: from its conspiratorial beginnings, along its irritating wrong turns, to its final gratifying destination.
Agent Jo Unwin
Rights World English (Viking)
People Person
Candice Carty-Williams
The Queenie author’s follow-up is a story of heart, humour, homecoming, and about “the truest meaning of family you can get when your dad loves his jeep more than he loves his children”.
Agent Jo Unwin
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (Orion), US/Canada (Gallery/Scout Press), Sweden (Albert Bonniers), French (Calman-Levy)
Welcome to Your Life
Bethany Rutter
Serena leaves the man she was “so lucky” to find, because she wants to find love. So, she sets herself a challenge: 52 weeks, 52 dates, 52 chances to find love.
Agent Rachel Mann
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc Canada (HarperFiction)
Johnson & Alcock
Marmalade Diaries
Ben Aitken
Real-life story of an unlikely friendship between a 35-year-old man sharing a house with a 85-year-old widow.
Agent Ed Wilson
Rights UK (Icon)
Hush
Kate Maxwell
“Richly textured” novel set between London and New York about the unspoken truths of motherhood, family and feminine ideals.
Agent Anna Power
Rights UK (Virago)
Death in Heels
Kitty Murphy
First in a “twisty and gripping” Dublin-set drag queen crime series. When one of the queens in a drag family is found dead, “poor little straight girl” Fi and her friends must “embrace their inner Dragatha Christies” to solve the mystery.
Agent Ed Wilson
Rights UK (Thomas & Mercer)
The Retreat
Sarah Pearse
The follow-up to Pearse’s bestseller The Sanatorium focuses around a body found in an eco-wellness retreat on an island off the coast of Devon—is the island’s terrible history going to repeat itself?
Agent Charlotte Seymour
Rights UK (Transworld), 28 others
The North Shore
Ben Tufnell
A hybrid fiction début about “place and memory, weird bodies, myths, folk tales and transformations”, featuring a genderless teenager rescuing a man washed up on the beach.
Agent Charlotte Seymour
Rights UK (Little, Brown)
Kate Nash Literary Agency
The Promise of Summer
Bella Osborne
Rom-com where a stranger accidentally leaves an engagement ring on a train and Ruby sets off with a fellow passenger she’d only just met, Curtis, on a madcap adventure to save the day.
Agent Kate Nash
Rights World English (Avon), Italian (Newton Compton)
The Year the World Went Mad
Mark Woolhouse
Epidemiologist Mark Woolhouse shares his insider’s story, having served on Covid-19 advisory groups to the UK governments, explaining what went wrong and how to avoid the mistakes again.
Agent Justin Nash
Rights World English (Sandstone)
Emperor
John Fullerton
Former journalist and ex-spy Fullerton’s thriller has the next leader of China planning an invasion of Taiwan. Information is leaked to a former US security analyst: will a conflagration with the US inevitably follow?
Agent Justin Nash
The Fortunes of Olivia Richmond
Louise Davidson
Julia’s become the companion to Olivia Richmond, who supposedly can talk to the dead. Will Olivia see the ghosts of Julia’s past?
Agent Kate Nash
The Country Escape
Jane Lovering
“Funny, warm-hearted” novel has Katie and her 14-year-old daughter move from London into a ramshackle cottage near the village of Christmas Steepleton.
Agent Kate Nash
Rights World English (Boldwood), Italian (Newton Compton)
Ki Agency
Two Sky River
Alex Ries
“‘Star Wars’ meets Simon Stalenhag” in this lavish, fully illustrated novel by the acclaimed cult artist.
Agent Anne C Perry
H
Phoenicia Rogerson
A queer, feminist retelling the myth of Hercules.
Agent Anne C Perry
The Fall of the Dragon
Amber Chen
Iron Widow meets Ender’s Game” in this “silkpunk” crossover fantasy by one of WattPad’s rising stars.
Agent Anne C Perry
Kate Hordern Literary Agency
The Missing Wife and the Stone Fen Siamese
Kate High
Accompanying a grieving friend to her father’s funeral, animal rescuer Clarice finds herself embroiled in a mysterious disappearance from a crumbling Victorian mansion.
Agent Anne Williams
Rights World English (Constable)
The Bridesmaids
Victoria Jenkins
Holly’s hen weekend ends with a body in the swimming pool of their spectacular holiday rental and the realisation that one of her bridesmaids must be a murderer.
Agent Anne Williams
Rights World English (Bookouture)
Left for Dead
Joy Kluver
A young woman is brutally attacked in a local park and DI Bernie Noel quickly hones in on a prime suspect. But when the suspect dies on police watch, her instinct tells her there’s much more to his death than meets the eye.
Agent Anne Williams
Rights World English (Bookouture)
Dead Man Deep
Lynne McEwan
When the body of a man blistered by phosphorous burns is discovered on an uninhabited island in Scotland’s Solway Firth, lifeboat volunteer and detective inspector Shona Oliver finds her personal and professional life in collision.
Agent Anne Williams
Rights World English (Canelo)
LBA
Gentle Guidance
Marie Gentles
A groundbreaking book to help parents and carers understand, inspire and empower their kids.
Agent Luigi Bonomi
Rights World (Bloomsbury)
The Ship Beneath the Ice
Mensun Bound
Underwater archaeologist Bound’s “gripping and nail-biting” tale of following Shackleton’s journey while mirroring his own attempts to find the doomed ship “Endurance”.
Agent Luigi Bonomi
The Cabin in the Woods
Sarah Alderson
A dark and gripping psychological thriller from the bestselling author and screenwriter of Netflix movie, “The Weekend Away”.
Agent Amanda Preston
Rights World English (Avon)
Good Girls Die Last
N J Simmonds
When a heatwave gridlocks London, Em is forced to cross the city on foot. Meanwhile, a serial killer is closing in: he’s hunting women, women just like Em.
Agent Amanda Preston
Artbox
Bea Fitzgerald
“One murder. Five suspects. 12 million witnesses”. A reality TV star gets murdered live on air—which of his fellow contestants is the killer?
Agent Hannah Schofield
Lorella Belli
Say Her Name
Dreda Say Mitchell & Ryan Carter
After the death of her adoptive parents, a young Black woman goes to look for her biological parents, but is soon drawn into “a merciless world where Black women disappear without a trace”.
Agent Lorella Belli
Rights World English (Thomas & Mercer), Farsi (Koolehposhti) B
The Love of my Other Life
C J Connolly
What if there was another you, with another life… with another husband? Début love story for “fans of The Time Traveller’s Wife and Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Maybe in Another Life”.
Agent Lorella Belli
Rights World English: Joffe Books
Rainbows End in Ferry Lane Market
Nicola May
Third romantic comedy in May’s Cornwall-set Ferry Lane series has broken-hearted art gallery owner Glanna getting on with her life, but “Cupid flies in, shooting arrows all over the place”.
Agent Lorella Belli
Rights World English (Hodder), Estonia (Pegasus), Netherlands (Uitgeverij Zomer & Keuning)
The Ash Lake Murders
Helen Durrant
The crime star’s first in her new Manchester-set Detective Alice Rossi series has the long-serving copper trying to stop a female serial killer in the Peak District.
Agent Lorella Belli
Rights World English (Joffe)
The Bones of Barry Knight
Emma Musty
A tale of grief and resilience with many lives colliding in a remote refugee camp.
Agent Lorella Belli
Rights World English (Legend)
Lutyens & Rubinstein
The Simple Truth
James Buckler
This eco-thriller has an ambitious young lawyer who agrees to do a favour for his firm’s biggest client, but a web of corruption begins to reveal itself.
Agent Jane Finigan
Rights UK (Transworld)
The CIA Bookclub
Charlie English
The former head of international news at the Guardian tells the still classified story of how during the Cold War the CIA smuggled millions of books through the Iron Curtain as part of the programme to win Soviet hearts and minds.
Agent Felicity Rubinstein
Rights UK (Harper Collins), US (Random House)
The Last Kings of Hollywood
Paul Fischer
The fascinating story of visionary directors Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, and the “birth of franchise-able IP”. Pre-empted in the US.
Agent Jenny Hewson
Rights UK (Faber), US (Celadon)
Beautiful Trauma
Rebecca Fogg
In 2006, Fogg suffered a partial amputation of her hand in a freak domestic accident. This extraordinary memoir explores the science and psychology behind her recovery.
Agent Felicity Rubinstein
Rights UK (Granta), US (Penguin)
The Island of Extraordinary Captives
Simon Parkin
A devastating indictment of the bureaucratic folly of Churchill’s 1940 order that all Germans living in Britain be interned.
Agent Jane Finigan.
Rights UK (Sceptre), US (Simon & Schuster), Germany (Aufbau)
Madeleine Milburn
Mother Country
Gamu Nhengu
A stunning coming-of-age story about growing up in the diaspora and the ways in which a mother and daughter change and grow to fit into a new environment.
Agent Madeleine Milburn
Dry Spells
Archana Maniar
Class collides with culture and climate change in a dual timeline novel set in the US and Mumbai that highlights the intertwined fates of two generations.
Agent Olivia Maidment
The Iron Widow
Victoria Rohner
An upmarket historical crime début that depicts the fictionalised account of a real life East Coast heiress charged with the murder of her Reverend husband and his mistress, culminating in one of America’s most notorious trials of the 20th century.
Agents Rachel Yeoh and Madeleine Milburn
The House with the Tamarind Tree
Nigar Alam
A story of “love tested to its limits”, set in 2019 and 1964, and about the beauty and fragility of childhood friendships.
Agent Giles Milburn
Rights North American: Putnam
Everything is Material: A New History of Humankind
Maikel Kuijpers
A major history of the material world by Dutch archaeologist and writer, exploring how materials have shaped the human world and how they can unlock a more sustainable future.
Agent Emma Bal
Marjacq Scripts
The Lady Detective
Hannah Dolby
“Funny, uplifting and romantic” début mystery novel set in Victorian-era Hastings, by the runner-up in the Comedy Women in Print awards 2021, about a twentysomething spinster who asks a seedy seaside detective to find her missing mother.
Agent Diana Beaumont
Everything is True: A Junior Doctor’s Story of Life, Death and Grief in a Pandemic
Roopa Farooki
An unflinching insider’s account of medicine in the first 40 days of coronavirus and the story of a sister’s grief.
Agent Catherine Pellegrino
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc. Canada (Bloomsbury)
The Dark Room
Lisa Gray
Twisty thriller of a man who sees an image of a murdered woman he once knew, but she had already died years before.
Agent Philip Patterson
Rights World English (Thomas & Mercer)
The Hike
Susi Holliday
Four friends go on a hiking holiday in the Alps, but only two come down from the mountains.
Agent Philip Patterson
Rights World English (Thomas & Mercer)
ESC
Marie Le Conte
A smart, journalistic exploration on the evolution of the internet from 2005 to now, reflecting on how it changed from a place where we could escape from real life, to a place where real life happened.
Agent Imogen Pelham
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc. Canada (Bonnier)
The Marsh Agency
Amphibious Soul: Finding the Wild in a Tame World
Craig Foster
Raw and personal memoir about the need for us “to live more wildly” from the South African naturalist and star of the Oscar-winning documentary “My Octopus Teacher”.
Agent Rachel Neumann (Idea Architects)
Rights UK (HarperCollins), North America (HarperOne)
Buckeye
Patrick Ryan
In rural Ohio, a wartime affair keeps two people afloat through their less-than-ideal marriages, but in small towns nothing stays hidden forever.
Agent Aragi, Inc.
Rights US (Little Random)
Mothering
Ainslie Hogarth
Comic domestic horror novel about a woman who takes drastic measures to save her husband and herself from the ghost of her mother-in-law.
Agent Rach Crawford (Wolf Literary)
Rights UK (Atlantic), US (Vintage), Canada (Strange Light)
The Disenchanted Earth
Richard Seymour
Essays which “chronicle the kindling of ecological consciousness in a confessed ignoramus”.
Agent Indigo
Rights Spanish (AKAL)
Dirt Town
Hayley Scrivenor
When 12-year-old Esther disappears on the way home from school in a small town in rural Australia, the community is thrown into a maelstrom of suspicion and grief.
Agent Grace Heifetz
(Left Bank)
Rights UK and ANZ (Pan Macmillan), US (Flatiron), German (Eichborn), Lithuanian (Baltos Lankos), Portuguese/Brazil (Editora Rocco)
MBA
Speak to Me
Nicky Perfect
An eye-opening memoir by a former Met crisis and hostage negotiator.
Agent Susan Smith
Rights World English (HQ)
Untitled memoir
Mina Smallman
Following the murders of her daughters Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman, former Archdeacon Smallman’s memoir will explore institutional racism and be a radical call for collective action.
Agent David Riding
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Ebury)
Broken
Shy Keenan
New edition of “the most shocking childhood story ever told”.
Agent David Riding
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Mardle)
The 24-Hour Dating Agency
Mary Jayne Bake
Latest “delicious” Yorkshire-set romantic comedy from Romantic Novelists’ Association winner.
Agent Laura Longrigg
Rights World English (Aria)
After She’d Gone
Alex Dahl
A timely psychological thriller about the danger of beauty, the lure of power and the fierce love of a mother for her son, by the bestselling author of The Boy at the Door.
Agent Laura Longrigg
Rights World English (Head of Zeus)
Morgan Green Creatives
The Piano Player of Budapest
Roxanne de Bastion
Following the death of her father, de Bastion inherits a piano and decides to trace its history; uncovering the incredible story of her grandfather’s days as a musician in Hungary, and his bid for survival after being imprisoned in Siberia and concentration camps.
Agent Kirsty McLachlan
Presence: The Strange Science and True Stories of the Unseen Other
Ben Alderson-Day
The science, psychiatry and philosophy behind the most unusual experiences known to humankind: the feeling that someone or something is there, without being seen or heard.
Agent Kirsty McLachlan
Rights US & Canadian (St Martin’s)
Staked Against Us
Sabrina Cohen-Hatton
A deep dive into the gender bias that surrounds success—and a rallying cry to change our perceptions of successful women. 
Agent Kirsty McLachlan
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Bonnier)
By the Fig and the Olive: A Year in Lambeth Palace Garden
Nick Stewart Smith
A comforting meditation through the seasons on the act of renewal, hope and gardening, and our place in nature, by the head gardener of Lambeth Palace Garden.
Agent Kirsty McLachlan
Mulcahy Sweeney
Edible Economics
Ha-Joon Chang
Chang’s “myth-busting, witty and thought-provoking” take on economics is to have us think about it like learning a recipe: if we understand it, we can change it—and, with it, the world.
Agent Ivan Mulcahy
Rights UK & Commonwealth (Penguin Press), North American (Public Affairs), Korean, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Greek, Russian, Romanian, Hungarian
Block, Delete, Move On: It’s not You, It’s Them
LaLaLaLetMeExplain
This is not a dating book that promises to find you a person to love; instead, it will help you spot the troublesome ones before it is too late, from the anonymous relationships expert.
Agent Ivan Mulcahy
Rights UK & Commonwealth (Bantam), German, French, Czech
Her Majesty’s Royal Coven
Juno Dawson
The first in a new supernatural series following a top secret government department of witches and the deadly threat to the nation that they must confront.
Agent Sallyanne Sweeney
Rights UK & Commonwealth (HarperVoyager), North American (Viking), German, Italian, French, Brazilian, Spanish
Teen Couple Have Fun Outdoors
Aravind Jayan
Full of bittersweet comedy and insight into contemporary Indian society and an online generation, “this is a story about now with the feel of a classic”.
Agent Ivan Mulcahy
Rights World English (Serpent’s Tail), French, Swedish, German, Italian
Sing, Wild Bird, Sing
Jacqueline O’Mahony
Set between famine-ravaged Ireland and frontier America; an Irish woman and Indigenous American man have a seismic encounter, changing the course of both their stories forever.
Agent Sallyanne Sweeney
Mushens Entertainment
The Dragon Hunger
Taran Matharu
A young captive bonds with a dragon and has to decide whether to risk it all to free his people.
Agent Juliet Mushens
Rights UK & US (HarperVoyager), Netherlands (Van Goor)
The Beholders
Hester Musson
A young servant in the Victorian era is enthralled by her mistress—but can she trust her?
Agent Juliet Mushens
Rights UK (4th Estate)
The Revels
Stacey Thomas
When a boy in the 17th century is offered everything in return for his silence, he must decide whether to stay in the shadows or expose himself as a witch.
Agent Liza DeBlock
Truth, Hope, Justice
Hope Bastine
True crime memoir of Bastine escaping, and bringing out the first custodial sentence in the UK against, the Children of God cult.
Agent Silé Edwards
Drown Me Out
Rhiannon Barnsley
When a woman realises the person drowning in her dream is real, she wonders what she must do to stop her dream from becoming reality.
Agent Silé Edwards
The North Agency
OverEmotional
David Fenne
A humorous and high stakes queer YA urban fantasy début where the protagonist “manifests the emotions he feels—in opposite”.
Agent Lina Langlee
Ness
Damien Cifelli
The first in an upmarket teen adventure series, where a teenage boy joins an international secret society and travels around the world by ship to fight an evil organisation.
Agent Lina Langlee
The Thirteen Assassinations of Lulabelle Rock
Maud Woolf
The 13th Lulabelle is created to assassinate her predecessors, but as she discovers the small pleasures of life and meets the average-yet-extraordinary Artist, she grows increasingly reluctant to kill herselves.
Agent Lina Langlee
Echoes of the Runes
Christina Courtenay
The present starts to echo the past during an archaeological dig in this award-winning dual-timeline Viking romance.
Agent Lina Langlee
Rights World English (Headline), Czech (Dobrovsky sro), Italian (Newton Compton), Russian (Arkadia), Turkish (Eksik Parca)
A Bookshop Christmas
Rachel Burton
Unapologetically bookish, this festive romance sees bookshop owner and founder of the Die-Hard Romantics Book Club being forced to play nice as she hosts a book launch for an insufferable, albeit handsome, literary author.
Agent Lina Langlee
Rights: World English (Aria), Czech (Baronet), Hungarian (General Press Könyvkiadó)
Northbank Management
Goddesses
Nina Millns
Début upmarket suspense novel exploring activism, race and power: when Ayesha’s stand-up set goes viral, she finds herself entangled with a group of powerful feminist activists.
Agent Hannah Weatherill
Rights UK & Commonwealth exc. Canada (Simon & Schuste)r
Pretender
Carolyn Kirby
The latest from historical novelist Kirby is an 18th Century-set exploration of “one young man’s journey to discover his identity and ensure his survival”.
Agent Hannah Weatherill
Miss Moneypenny
Claire Hubbard-Hall
Intelligence historian Hubbard-Hall goes in search of the fictional Miss Moneypenny of the James Bond film franchise and brings to life the forgotten women who worked behind the scenes in Britain’s secret services from 1909 onwards.
Agent Martin Redfern
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc. Canada (Weidenfeld)
The Path of Peace
Anthony Seldon
Mixing memoir with history, travel and nature-writing, Seldon walks the First World War frontline from Switzerland to the Channel coast, fulfilling the dream of a soldier a century ago.
Agent Martin Redfern
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc. Canada (Atlantic)
How to Stage a Coup
Rory Cormac
Professor of international relations Cormac on the “dark arts” that states like Russia increasingly use—from electoral interference to cyber sabotage—and how that is shaping our world.
Agent Martin Redfern
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc. Canada (Atlantic)
PEW Literary
Freezing Order
Bill Browder
Leading anti-Putin campaigner on his battles to sanction Russian criminal oligarchs worldwide and his escape from death threats and legal threats.
Agent Patrick Walsh
Rights UK & Commonwealth, North America and ANZ (Simon and Schuster), World Audio (Recorded Books), plus 11 translation deals
Poseidon’s Tears
Heather Jones
A revisionist history of the First World War, adopting a Mediterranean perspective and arguing that the First World War lasted far longer than believed.
Agent Doug Young
The Friendship Wheel
Rachel Benoît
A new language for human connection, using colour theory to help us understand our social worlds in all their richness.
Agent John Ash
Rights UK & Commonwealth (Jonathan Cape), North American (Random House), German (Penguin Random House), Dutch (Nieuw Amsterdam), Italian (Longanesi), Norwegian (Gyldendal)
Briefly Very
Rozalind Dineen
Début novel from a former TLS editor: among climate disaster, war and global collapse, a young mother sets off with her three children to find safety.
Agent Eleanor Birne
Magnificent Rebels
Andrea Wulf
The Costa Biography-winner returns with a story of how, between 1790 and 1800, an extraordinary collection of geniuses fled censorship to the liberal university town of Jena, where together they gave birth to the romantic movement.
Agent Patrick Walsh
Rights UK & Commonwealth (John Murray), North American (Knopf), German (C Bertelsmann), Spanish (Taurus), Dutch (Atlas Contact), Simplified Chinese (Ginkgo)
PFD
One Moment
Anna Hayes
The Lovely Bones meets Jojo Moyes, the story of two best friends, Scarlett and Evie, and what happens after a terrible accident changes everything. 
Agent Sarah Hornsley
Rights Romanian (Nemira)
The Dark Ages
Alice Rio
A narrative non-fiction account of the turbulent, explosive and curious epoch commonly known as The Dark Ages through the eyes of a number of prominent women of the period.
Agent Adam Gauntlett
Rights UK (Bloomsbury), US (Viking), Netherlands (Singel), Germany (Rowohlt), Spain (Critica)
Damage
Josephine Hart
Re-release of Hart’s internationally bestselling 1991 novel of dark obsessive love, now due to become a Netflix series.
Agent Giulia Bernabè
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Virago), US (under offer), Germany (Aufbau), Italy (Feltrinelli), Denmark (L&R), Canada (Profil), Hungary (Konyvmolykepzo)
Untitled book on Ukraine
Mikhail Zygar
The All the Kremlin’s Men author looks at Ukraine and Russia, based on his access to key player from politicians to oligarchs, including recent interviews with Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky and former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev.
Agent Elizabeth Sheinkman
Rights US (Scribner)
Speaking and Being
Kübra Gümüşay
The huge German bestseller which explores how language shapes our thinking and determines our politics.
Agent Lisette Verhagen
Rights World English (Profile), Germany (Hanser), Italy (Fandango)
Rachel Mills Literary
The Cautious Traveller’s Guide to the Wastelands
Sarah Brooks
“Utterly transporting” début that blends a mystery set aboard a claustrophobic train and the reality-bending tropes of a fairy tale, from the winner of the 2019 Lucy Cavendish Prize.
Agent Nelle Andrew
Rights Spain (Urano), Germany (C Bertelsmann), Italy (Bompiani), Norway (Gyldendal), Finland (Gummerus), Patakis (Greece), Libri (Hungary), French (Sonatine)
The Shape of His Words
Sarah Marsh
Based on the true story of Ellen Lark, a deaf woman who was a student and protégée of Alexander Graham Bell, as he is on the cusp of inventing the telephone—and the darkness that surrounded their relationship.
Agent Nelle Andrew
The Bluebird
Catherine Gray
First novel from The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober author that asks the question: does how we are parenting irretrievably shape us, or can we rebel to draw our own destiny?
Agent Rachel Mills
Queen Marie
Tessa Dunlop
First major biography of Queen Marie of Romania, the “warrior nurse, English princess, outlandish lover, bestselling author” all but forgotten by history.
Agent Rachel Mills
Sh*t Your Therapist Is Thinking
Joshua Fletcher
Psychotherapist Fletcher’s “moving, revelatory and hilarious” book that takes us behind the scenes of the therapy room.
Agent Rachel Mills
RCW
Humanly Possible
Sarah Bakewell
The bestselling, prizewinning author’s celebration of 700 years of heroic humanists—and their enemies.
Agent Zoe Waldie
Rights UK (Chatto), US (Penguin Press), Canada (Knopf), Germany (Beck)
Old God’s Time
Sebastian Barry
Barry’s latest has a retired policeman settling quietly into old age when a knock on the door brings the past hauntingly back to life; exploring memory, grief and long buried secrets.
Agent Natasha Fairweather
Rights UK (Faber), US (Viking), Netherlands (Querido), Poland (ArtRage)
Lessons
Ian McEwan
McEwan returns with a powerful meditation on history and humanity told through the prism of one man’s lifetime.
Agent Peter Straus
Rights UK (Cape), US/Canada (Knopf), 15 translation publishers
The Witching Tide
Margaret Meyer
Début novel taking in the witch hunts of 17th century England, recounting the horrors of the past while addressing urgent concerns we face in the present.
Agent Peter Straus
Rights UK (Phoenix), US (Scribner), five translation publishers
The Trembling Hand: Reflections of a Black Woman in the Romantic Archive
Mathelinda Nabugodi
A radical and intimate tour of the Romantic archive by the winner of the Deborah Rogers Foundation Award.
Agent Tristan Kendrick
Rights UK (Hamish Hamilton), US (Knopf)
Robert Caskie
Hysterical
Pragya Agarwal
An examination of the role gendering of emotions has played in the subjugation of women, in real life and in technologies, and a proposition of what an emotional utopia might look like.
Agent Robert Caskie
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc. Canada (Canongate)
The Red of My Blood
Clover Stroud
A compelling memoir about the magic of life, death and a sister’s love.
Agent Robert Caskie
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc. Canada (Doubleday)
Fierce Appetites
Elizabeth Boyle
Memoir meets medieval history in this “groundbreaking”, unique collection of essays on sex, grief, learning and addiction in the past and present.
Agent Robert Caskie
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc. Canada (Sandycove)
The Cure for Sleep
Tanya Shadrick
A memoir of transformation in middle age, with Shadrick redefining her life after a sudden near-death experience.
Agent Robert Caskie
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc. Canada (Weidenfeld)
Lifelines
Julian Hoffman
“Lyrical” blend of nature writing, journalism and political thought, asking what it takes to make this world a shared home.
Agent Robert Caskie
Robertson Murray
The Repair Shop
Elizabeth Wilhide; Jay Blades (foreword)
The first photographic book from the much loved BBC series “The Repair Shop”, in which the experts explain the love for their craft and tell the inside stories of their most popular repairs.
Agent Charlotte Robertson
Rights World (Kyle)
The Repair Shop Stories: The Christmas Doll
Amy Sparkes; Kate Hickey (illus)
First in a “moving and heart-warming” picture book series based on “The Repair Shop”, a magical Christmas story about the enduring power of kindness.
Agent Charlotte Robertson
Rights World (Walker)
Once Upon a Prime
Dr Sarah Hart
An exploration of how mathematics and literature can transform our understanding of each from the first woman to hold the role of Professor of Geometry at Gresham College.
Agent Jenny Heller.
Rights World (Flatiron)
Upshift: Turning Bad Stress into Good Stress and Crisis Into Creativity
Ben Ramalingam
An engaging investigation of how crisis and stress have the potential to inspire positive and creative—rather than destructive—outcomes.
Agent Jenny Heller.
Rights World (Flatiron)
Welcome to St Hell: A Trans Teen Adventure
Lewis Hancox
Ground-breaking graphic memoir from an unmistakably bold new voice in comics as he guides his younger self, Lois, through “her” years of teenage mess.
Agent Jenny Heller
Rights UK/US (Scholastic)
Sarah Such Literary Agency
The Dog-Walking Detective
Alex Burns
A retired actress finds herself unexpectedly walking dogs and solving murders in this cosy, warm-hearted three-book series, aided by a former policeman and a cast of larger-than-life characters (nothing bad happens to the dogs).
Agent Sarah Such
Kofi and the Rap Battle Summer
Jeffrey Boakye
Rap music, school and money-making schemes are just some of the adventures for young Kofi, his family and a group of friends in Jeffrey Boakye’s début middle-grade series “full of Black joy in ’90s London”.
Agent Sarah Such
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc. Canada (Faber)
Janey’s Ghost
Heather Cooper
Commercial women’s fictional account of the astonishing real-life story of Jane Morris—artist, wife, mother, mistress—a woman from the humblest of backgrounds who married and inspired William Morris, becoming the muse and great love of Dante Gabriel Rosetti.
Agent Sarah Such
The Mother of All Lies
Rachel Pashley
Feminist commentator Pashley skewers the myths and falsehoods around fertility and motherhood, and the language used to perpetuate these myths.
Agent Sarah Such
Musical World
Jeffrey Boakye
Dynamic follow-up to Musical Truth, a compelling pan-global, cross-era exploration of Black social justice across the ages told through the lens of music.
Agent Sarah Such
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Faber)
The Shaw Agency
All You Ever Wanted
Susan Elliot Wright
Psychological thriller about a new friend who comes into the life of struggling mum, Emily. She’s just what Emily needs. Or is she?
Agent Kate Shaw
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Simon & Schuster)
The Midwife of Auschwitz
Anna Stuart
Heart-breaking Second World War novel inspired by the incredible true story of a midwife working for love, life and hope in the darkest of places.
Agent Kate Shaw
Rights World English (Bookouture)
The Safe House
Louise Mumford
For 16 years Esther has been kept inside by her mother, told the air outside will kill her. On her 21st birthday she discovers it’s all lies.
Agent Kate Shaw
Rights World English (HQ Digital)
Here Comes the Sun
Jo Clegg
Steph and daughter Jessie are struggling to connect since Jessie’s dad died but come together to rescue an abandoned allotment plot.
Agent Kate Shaw
Rights UK and Commonwealth (Orion)
Sheil Land
Flamingo
Rachel Elliott
“Tender, heart-warming” novel about the cost of secrets and the power of hope, longlisted for the 2022 Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Agent Gaia Banks
Rights UK (Tinder)
The Twyford Code
Janice Hallett
The second bestselling novel from the author of 2021’s cosy crime breakout, The Appeal.
Agent Gaia Banks
Rights UK (Viper), US (Atria)
Argo
Mark Knowles
“Action-filled” reimagining of the Greek myth of Jason and the Golden Fleece, by a Cambridge classicist.
Agent Ian Drury
Rights UK (Head of Zeus)
The Manhattan Girls
Gill Paul
“‘Sex and the City’ meets the 1920s” in this sweeping novel featuring writers Dorothy Parker, Jane Grant and Peggy Leach.
Agent Vivien Green
Rights UK (Avon), US (William Morrow)
The Traitor of Colditz
Robert Verkaik
Drawing on unseen National Archives records, an epic Second World War spy thriller “spanning from Auschwitz to the nightclubs of Berlin”.
Agent Piers Blofeld
Rights UK (Welbeck)
The Soho Agency
A Mother’s Heart
Carmel Harrington
Widower Rachel is trying to pick up the threads of her new life as a single parent to two stepchildren in a Dublin coastal village, but risks losing it all.
Agent Rowan Lawton
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc. Canada (HarperCollins), North America (Bookouture)
And Finally
Henry Marsh
From the bestselling neurosurgeon and author of Do No Harm, an unflinching, personal exploration of death, life and neuroscience.
Agent Julian Alexander
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc. Canada (Cape), Portugal (Lua de Papel)
Dark Objects
Simon Toyne
A wealthy woman is found brutally murdered in the locked fortress of her sleek London mansion surrounded by mysterious objects, including a book on forensics by Dr Laughton Rees, whose own life was destroyed after witnessing her mother’s brutal murder.
Agent Alice Saunders
Rights World English (HarperCollins)
Stay Buried
Kate Webb
Wiltshire-based DI Matt Lockyer is side-lined to cold cases when personal loyalties interfere with procedural propriety; now he must revisit a decade-old murder investigation which still plagues him.
Agent: Mark Lucas
Rights World English (Quercus); Germany (Random House)
The Silence Project
Carole Hailey
A fictional memoir written by a young woman who is searching to understand her mother Rachel, who one day stops speaking and her silence inspires a worldwide cult.
Agent Marina de Pass
Rights UK and Commonwealth exc. Canada (Atlantic)
Sophie Hicks Agency
In the Heart of Hidden Things
Kit Whitfield
“Atmospheric and enchanting” fantasy exploring human virtues, conflicts and contradictions, set in a rural community amid disputes between landowners and the common folk.
Agent Sophie Hicks
Rights UK (Jo Fletcher Books)
Instant Fires
Andrew Meehan
Set over the course of a week in the German town of Heidelberg against the backdrop of the 2014 World Cup, telling the story of two lost souls “testing the pull of love and the weight of their family histories”.
Agent Sarah Williams
Rights Ireland (New Island)
The Drowning Day
Anne Cassidy
“Thrilling and thought-provoking” story of survival and hope set in 2052, a time when enormous floods threaten to devastate the land at any moment.
Agent Sophie Hicks
Rights UK (UCLan)
Jawbreaker
Alex Smith
Latest in Smith’s Norfolk-set series has DCI Kett’s team on a weekend team-building exercise, but then two locals turn up dead, poisoned by a new designer drug named Jaw Breaker.
Agent Sophie Hicks
Rights World Relentless Media, Czech (Dobrovsky), Estonian (Eesti Raamat), Finnish (Minerva), Italian (Newton Compton), Russian (Eksmo), Spanish (Atico de los Libros)
An Idler’s Manual
Tom Hodgkinson
A handbook for happiness, filled with simple idling tricks which will dissolve anxiety and make life in a hectic world more enjoyable.
Agent Sarah Williams
Rights World (Idler Books), German (Suhrkamp)
United Agents
The Excitements
C J Wray
A “tremendous, sparkling, fun” novel centring around the last two surviving female veterans of the Second World War. Written under a pseudonym by an author of more than 40 titles.
Agent James Gill
Rights World English (Orion), French, German, Italian 
Talking at NIght
Claire Daverley 
Début upmarket commercial contemporary love story set over several decades; it “will break your heart and lift you up”. 
Agent Ariella Feiner
Rights UK (Michael Joseph), US (Pamela Dorman), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungary, Italy, Portuguese/Brazil, Romanian, Spanish, Lithuanian, Swedish 
The Skeleton Key 
Erin Kelly 
Bestseller Kelly’s latest thriller is about a daughter haunted by her father’s literary legacy, and how family secrets can only stay hidden for so long…  
Agent Sarah Ballard
Rights UK (Hodder) 
I’m New Here
Ian Russel-Hsieh 
First novel from the Taiwanese-British journalist, set in the “neon heat” of a Taipei summer and “written in prose that is whittled to the bone”.  
Agent Zoe Ross
All the Living and the Dead
Hayley Campbell
“Compelling, compassionate” exploration of the death trade, and those who work in it, weaving reportage, memoir, history and philosophy.
Agent Laura MacDougall
Rights UK (Bloomsbury), US (St Martin’s), Complex Chinese, Italian, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese
The Viney Agency
The King’s Secret: The Private Fortune of the Duke of Windsor
Mark Hollingsworth
The Londongrad author reveals the “shocking” finances of the Duke of Windsor, from the unpublished archives by his Swiss banker.
Agent Charlie Viney
A Cautionary Tale
Richard Dannatt & Robert Lyman
Retired general Dannatt and former chief of the general staff reflects on the stark failure of Britain and her army to prepare its military in the interwar era, and the prescient lessons for today.
Agent Charlie Viney
The Princes in the Tower: Solving History’s Greatest Cold Case
Philippa Langley
The writer who led the drive to discover Richard III’s body in a Leicester car park presents “remarkable new evidence” rewriting the fate of the sons of King Edward IV.
Agent Charlie Viney
Part of the World
Rhys Griffiths
Darkly funny take on the whodunnit: a historian is invited on a press trip to the mysterious nation of Poyais, with promises of historical discoveries that will change everything.
Agent Charlie Viney
The Brown Girls’ Guide to the Workplace
Sonya Barlow
A guide for young, brown women in the workplace, from tips on setting boundaries to playing a “double role” and navigating your family.
Agent Amberley Lowis
Watson, Little
Three Card Murder
Jenny Blackhurst
First in a new series of contemporary locked room mysteries, featuring DI Tess Fox and her con-woman sister Sarah Jacobs, who crack three seemingly impossible murders: but can the sisters crack a new moral code?
Agent Laetitia Rutherford
The Houseshare
Fiona O’Brien
When a high-flying London lawyer comes to take care of her grandmother in her Dublin flat, the other tenants of the elegant townhouse are all forced to re-evaluate all they know about love and family.
Agent Megan Carroll
Rights World English (Hachette Ireland)
Obsessive Intrusive Magical Thinking
Marianne Eloise
An honest and humorous début essay collection that explores Marianne’s relationship with her OCD via her various lifelong fixations.
Agent Megan Carroll
Rights World English (Icon), audio (W F Howes)
The Life of Crime
Martin Edwards
The first major history of crime fiction in 50 years that traces the evolution of the genre from the 18th century to the present, from CWA Diamond Dagger award winner, Detection Club president and Crime Writers Association archivist.
Agent James Wills
Rights World English (HarperCollins)
Illuminations
Alan Moore
The first-ever short story collection, spanning 40 years of work and featuring many never-before-published pieces, from the comics and speculative fiction giant.
Agent James Wills
Rights World English (Bloomsbury) Brazil (Editora Aleph) China (Yilin) France (Bragelonne), Poland (Czarna Owca), Russia (Eksmo), Taiwan (Locus)
WME
A Quitter’s Paradise
Elysha Chang
The first acquisition for Sarah Jessica Parker’s new imprint, a humorous début novel about a young woman struggling to cope with her mother’s death, whose story becomes intertwined with those of her family.
Agent Claudia Ballard
Rights US (Zando)
Cinema Speculation
Quentin Tarantino
The filmmaker’s deep dive into the movies of the 1970s through essays, reviews and personal writing.
Agent Tracy Fisher
Rights UK (Orion), US (HarperCollins), Italian (La Nave di Teseo)
Ilium
Lea Carpenter
A spy novel inspired by the true story of the 2008 CIA and Mossad assassination of a senior Hezbollah leader.
Agent Eric Simonoff
Rights US (Knopf)
The Singh Princesses
Krithika Varagur
“Stunning” historical saga of three sisters, scions of a South Asian empire, whose family has been stripped of land and authority, but not social standing or glamour.
Agent Jay Mandel
One Italian Summer
Rebecca Serle
“Moving and unforgettable” novel exploring the powerful bond between mother and daughter, set on the Amalfi Coast.
Agent Erin Malone
Rights UK (Quercus), US (Atria), Brazil (Editora Schwarz), Czech (Euromedia), Danish (Politikens), Hungary (Central), Romania (Nemira), Spain (Urano), Turkey (Yabinci)
The Wylie Agency
The Philosophy of Modern Song
Bob Dylan
The first book of new writing since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016, the rock legend’s “master class on the art and craft of songwriting”.
Agent Andrew Wylie
Rights World English (Simon and Schuster), Italy (Feltrinelli), Germany (Beck) Netherlands (Spectrum), France (Fayard), Spain (Anagrama), Sweden (Bonniers), Japan (Iwanami), Denmark (Gutkind), Portugal (Relogio d’Agua), Brazil (Companhia das Letras), China (CITIC)
Who’s Afraid of Gender?
Judith Butler
A defence of the study of gender that spans philosophy, history, law, and reportage.
Agent Sarah Chalfant
Rights North America (FSG), UK (Allen Lane), Brazil (Boitempo), China (Shanghai Insight), Denmark (Klim), Finland (WSOY), France (Fayard), Greece (Alexandria), Italy (Laterza), Japan (Seidosha), Netherlands (Ten Have), Portugal (Orfeu Negro), Romania (Vellant), Spain (Planeta), Turkey (Metis)
A Ballet of Lepers
Leonard Cohen
A collection of Cohen’s early fiction, previously unpublished, which documents the development of one of the greatest artists of our time.
Agent Andrew Wylie; Emma Smith
Rights Canadian (McClelland & Stewart), UK (Canongate), US (Grove/Atlantic), Italian (Bompiani)
You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty
Akwaeke Emezi
The writer reimagines the love story in this fresh and seductive novel about a young woman seeking joy while healing from loss.
Agent Jacqueline Ko
Rights UK (Faber), US (Atria), Germany (Hanser Berlin), Finland (Kosmos)
Run Towards the Danger
Sarah Polley
The Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, director and actor contemplates stories from her own life, ranging from stage fright to high-risk childbirth to endangerment and more.
Agent Sarah Chalfant
Rights US (Penguin Press), Canada (Hamish Hamilton), UK (September)
YMU
My Dad’s A Ginger Werewolf
Keith Lemon
One night on a rainy welsh holiday spells spooky fun and a lot of ginger fur for the Chaney family in this laugh out loud middle grade caper, written and illustrated by TV legend Keith Lemon.
Agent Millie Lean
Untitled
Pentatonix
A first book from Grammy award winning, multi-platinum selling a capella group Pentatonix: “the be the first definitive book about a capella”.
Agents Anna Dixon and Amanda Harris
The Trainspotter’s Notebook
Francis Bourgeois
TikTok trainspotting sensation Bourgeois lets readers in on feel-good anecdotes about his railway excursions and the heart-warming story of where it all began.
Agent Millie Lean
Joyrider: How Gratitude Can Help You Get the Life You Really Want
Angela Scanlon
An honest guide to tapping into your own natural super resource: joy.
Agent Amanda Harris
Rights UK and Commonwealth excluding Canada
High Performance: Lessons from the best on becoming your best
Jake Humphrey and Damian Hughes
The methods the world’s most remarkable athletes, coaches and entrepreneurs use to excel.
Agent Amanda Harris
Rights UK and Commonwealth excl. Canada; Chinese; Hungarian; Taiwanese
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