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London Book Fair 2018 - pre-fair agency news 1: Ben Crane, Blood Ties

The countdown to the beginning of the London Book Fair 2018 is well and truly underway, and in the first of three daily pre-LBF news instalments,…

Jin Yong - A Hero Born; what a start!

A Hero Born, the first part of Jin Yong’s epic Chinese fantasy series Legends of the Condor Heroes, is book of the day in the Guardian; Marcel…

Prince of Mirrors - Alan Robert Clark debut to Fairlight Books

The Prince of Mirrors, Alan Robert Clark’s fascinating novel about Queen Victoria’s favourite grandson, the bisexual Prince Eddy, will be the…

​Double deal excitement for Ali Harper

More good pre-Christmas news: book rights in Ali Harper’s feminist crime debut Between the Lines have been acquired by HarperCollins’ Killer…

Jin Yong and winter news

A recent piece in The Observer pointed out that Jin Yong, our Chinese author whose Legends of the Condor Heroes we represent, was the world’s…

Autumn news

A very busy late summer here at Ampersand towers, with numerous deals being done and books released. The highlights include deep ocean expert…

Summer news - Joel Bird, Druin Burch and Richard Smyth

Plenty of exciting news for the summer season from Ampersand Towers: Joel Bird’s terrific non-fiction debut The Book of Shed has been acquired by…

Snakewood - Gemmell Award update

Adrian Selby’s spectacular epic fantasy debut Snakewood (Orbit, 2016) has now been shortlisted for the 2017 Gemmell Morningstar award. This is a…

Cao Wenxuan - Marsh award winner!

Some very exciting news to report: Helen Wang’s translation of Ampersand client Cao Wenxuan’s Bronze and Sunflower (Walker Books) has won the…

Cora Harrison - fifty-five and counting…

Our beloved Cora Harrison recently delivered her fourth Reverend Mother murder mystery, bang on time as usual. Before being represented by…

Pre-Easter news

Some exciting news: Nate Crowley, recently taken on by Jamie Cowen, has been signed by Solaris to write a book based on his hugely popular series…

Sharon Bolton to Trapeze

Internationally acclaimed crime fiction author Sharon Bolton is moving to Orion Publishers for her next three books, in a substantial six-figure…