By Nicholas Clee and Neill Denny in London and Liz Hartman in New York
London Book Fair Briefcase 2016
runaway daughter of an MP (Transworld UK, Cappelen Damm Norway,
House of Books Netherlands, Otwarte Poland).
THE HANBURY AGENCY
Kate Raworth, the economist who developed the concept of “the
doughnut”, offers DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS (Random House UK,
Hanser Germany, Atlas Contact the Netherlands, Bertrand Portugal).
Ruth Fitzmaurice’s memoir I FOUND MY TRIBE is a memoir about caring
for a husband suffering from motor neurone disease, and about the
author’s discovery of open ocean swimming (Chatto UK, Mondadori Italy).
Naomi Alderman’s new novel is THE POWER, investigating the roots of
power and how sometimes it takes only a spark to ignite the greatest
challenges in society (Viking UK, Little, Brown US).
JANKLOW & NESBIT
The bestselling author of Bergdorf Blondes, Plum Sykes, returns with
MURDER MOST POSH, a mystery set among Oxford’s 1980s
Champagne Set (Bloomsbury UK, HarperCollins US).
LAURA MORRIS LITERARY AGENCY
Biographer Sally Cline takes on the Bloomsbury Group with IN SEARCH
OF DORA CARRINGTON, focusing on the fascinating, sexually
enigmatic, woefully undervalued painter.
LUTYENS & RUBINSTEIN
The second novel from Charles Elton, author of Mr Toppit, is THE
SONGS, exploring the world of music through the life of Isaac Herzl,
famed protest singer (Bloomsbury UK, The Other Press US).
THE MARSH AGENCY
The agency has Jonathan Safran Foer’s monumental new novel HERE I
AM, which it is handling in translation for Nicole Aragi and which
unfolds over three tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington (Hamish
Hamilton UK; 12 territories in all).
In THE SILENCE by Fiona Barton, a woman finds out she has been
living a lie her entire life when her buried baby’s body is unearthed after
36 years (Transworld UK, Penguin US; 13 European territories).
WHISPERS THROUGH A MEGAPHONE by Rachel Elliott is a Baileys
Prize-longlisted love story set in an age of social media obsession (ONE
UK, Penguin Australia, rights also sold in Germany, France and Spain).
DAYS WITHOUT END by Costa-winner Sebastian Barry is a poignant
Imperative Entertainment paid $5 million for the movie rights to David
Grann’s KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON: AN AMERICAN CRIME
AND THE BIRTH OF THE FBI, about the investigation into the deaths
of a number of Osage Indians (Simon & Schuster UK, Doubleday US).
DIANE BANKS ASSOCIATES
WITHOUT A TRACE by Mary Torjusson is dark psychological suspense
about love, obsession and the secrets we cannot bring ourselves to share
(Headline UK, Blanlavet Germany).
STRANGERS is the first in a new series by Paul Finch, author of the
HECK novels, and stars ambitious young Manchester cop Lucy Clayburn
(Avon UK, Piper Germany, option publishers in Croatia, Czech Republic,
Hungary, Japan, Poland and Turkey).
SAY MY NAME is the first novel by former Weidenfeld editor and author
of Love Child Allegra Huston, and is the story of a 48-year-old woman
who, through an affair with a much younger man, discovers her erotic
freedom and with it her sense of herself (HarperCollins UK).
GEORGINA CAPEL ASSOCIATES
Fay Weldon offers a sequel to her noted 1983 novel The Life and Loves
of a She Devil in THE DEATH OF A SHE DEVIL, a parable about the
fallout from the feminist revolution (Head of Zeus world English).
CONVILLE & WALSH
AUTOBIOPHILOSOPHY by Robert Rowland-Smith, former Fellow of
All Souls and now a management consultant, draws on his own life to
examine how we cope with fate, disasters, love and other human issues
(4th Estate UK).
NEVER GREENER is a debut novel by actor and screenwriter Ruth
Jones, about the selfishness of trying to recapture what was never meant
to be and the people who get hurt in the process (Transworld UK).
FIVE MINUTES OF AMAZING by Chris Graham with Wendy Holden
tells the story of Graham’s diagnosis, at the age of just 34, of early onset
dementia, and of his 16,000-mile solo cycle ride round the coastline of
North America (Little, Brown UK).
GREENE & HEATON
SIRENS by Waterstones bookseller Joseph Knox is the first in a new
crime series featuring young, compromised detective Aidan Waits, here
going undercover to get close to a drug dealer and to keep an eye on a
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