W&N Fiction Acquisitions

W&N pre-empts ‘thrilling’ Lipstein debut

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has pre-empted a “thrilling story of fame, fortune, and impossible choices” by debut novelist Andrew Lipstein after discovering it in the slush pile.   Federico Andornino, publishing director, acquired UK and Commonwealth […]

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W&N snaps up Campbell’s ‘beautiful’ second novel

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has snapped up the “dazzlingly clever” second novel by This Happy (W&N) author Niamh Campbell. Lettice Franklin, publishing director, acquired world rights to We Were Young from Matthew Turner at RCW. It will be published in […]

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WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON HAS ACQUIRED AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR JAMIE MARINA LAU’S UK DEBUT, GUNK BABY.

Publisher Lee Brackstone bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Barbara Zitwer at the Barbara J Zitwer Agency. UK publication is slated for 8th July 2021, with a mass market paperback to follow in 2022. Hachette […]

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EMILIA FOX TO READ W&N’S DAZZLING NOVEL, SORROW AND BLISS

Weidenfeld and Nicolson are delighted to announce that the unabridged audiobook of Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason will be narrated by Emilia Fox. Spiky, sharp and told with heart-breaking tenderness, Sorrow and Bliss is […]

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WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON TO PUBLISH JANE IS TRYING, DEBUT NOVEL BY BELOVED COMEDIAN, ISY SUTTIE

Lettice Franklin, Editorial Director at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, will publish Jane is Trying by Isy Suttie in July 2021 – in hardback, trade paperback, ebook and audio.   World Rights were acquired from Robert Kirby […]

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WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON ACQUIRES SPANISH LITERARY SENSATION, ANDREA ABREU’S DONKEY’S BELLY

Lettice Franklin, Editorial Director at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, has acquired World English Language rights for Andrea Abreu’s Donkey’s Belly at auction, from Marina Penalva at Casanovas & Lynch.   Abreu’s novel was published in Spanish […]

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WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON ANNOUNCES NEW LIST OF ‘CLASSIC BOOKS FOR MODERN READERS’

W&N Essentials hand-picks titles from the past to create an irresistible reading list for your future.  Fiction or non-fiction, cult or classic, each Essential is a literary jewel – a book that has stood the […]

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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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