W&N Fiction Acquisitions

W&N acquires novel based on ‘one of the greatest love stories of the 20th century’

Federico Andornino, Commissioning Editor at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in Christopher Castellani’s LEADING MEN, in a deal struck by Esmond Harmsworth at Aevitas Creative Management. Based on twenty years of research, LEADING MEN re-imagines the love story between playwriting legend Tennessee Williams and his Italian American lover Frank […]

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W&N pre-empts debut literary crime novel set in the dark alleys of Buenos Aires

Federico Andornino, Commissioning Editor at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, has pre-empted World English language rights in Eloísa Díaz’s debut novel REPENTANCE, in a deal struck by Maria Cardona at Pontas Literary & Film Agency. French rights were pre-empted by Carla Briner at Le Masque. Set in Argentina over a dual timeframe, REPENTANCE is literary crime at […]

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W&N acquires Australia’s literary star Charlotte Wood

Federico Andornino, Commissioning Editor at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights (excluding Australia, New Zealand and Canada) in Charlotte Wood’s THE WEEKEND. Andornino bought rights at auction in a deal struck by Veronique Baxter at David Higham Associates on behalf of Jenny Darling & Associates. North American rights were pre-empted by Sarah […]

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W&N bags ‘astonishingly good debut’, EDITH AND JULIAN by Naoise Dolan in seven-publisher auction

W&N have acquired EDITH AND JULIAN, by Naoise Dolan, after a hotly-contested seven-way auction.   Lettice Franklin, Commissioning Editor at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, has acquired UK & Commonwealth Rights in a two-book deal from Harriet Moore at David Higham Associates. W&N will publish the debut in Spring 2020. North American rights to EDITH AND JULIAN […]

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W&N acquires OUT OF TOUCH by Haleh Agar, a powerful family story of intimacy and betrayal

Jennifer Kerslake, Editor at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) for OUT OF TOUCH, a debut novel by Haleh Agar from Camilla Bolton at Darley Anderson.   OUT OF TOUCH is the story of estranged siblings Ava and Michael, and their father Lee, who neither has seen in twenty years. […]

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