W&N Fiction Acquisitions

W&N acquires DEAD SOULS, the debut novel from award-winning poet Sam Riviere

Lettice Franklin, Editorial Director at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights in DEAD SOULS by Sam Riviere, at auction, from Anna Webber at United Agents. DEAD SOULS follows the course of a […]

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Hachette Australia and Weidenfeld & Nicolson jointly acquire THE PERFORMANCE by Claire Thomas

Hachette Australia and Weidenfeld & Nicolson are delighted to announce the acquisition of ANZ and UK rights to THE PERFORMANCE by Claire Thomas, from Clare Forster at Curtis Brown Australia in a 5-way publishing auction. […]

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W&N acquires ‘glowing-hot’ debut THIS HAPPY by Niamh Campbell

Lettice Franklin, Editorial Director at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, has acquired World rights in THIS HAPPY by Niamh Campbell, at auction, in a two-book deal from Matthew Turner at RCW. THIS HAPPY introduces us to Alannah. […]

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W&N to publish hotly anticipated new novel by award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson

Federico Andornino, Editorial Director, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Matilda Forbes Watson at WME to RED AT THE BONE by Jacqueline Woodson. Jacqueline Woodson is the author of more […]

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Brackstone snaps up Jasper Gibson’s powerful novel in two-book deal for W&N

Lee Brackstone, who is setting up a new music imprint at Orion Books, has acquired his first fiction title for Weidenfeld & Nicolson, where he will be building a list of adventurous literary writers. Brackstone […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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