W&N News

Adam Rutherford’s HOW TO ARGUE WITH A RACIST tour

To mark the release of his new book HOW TO ARGUE WITH A RACIST on 6 February 2020, Adam Rutherford will be heading out on tour. HOW TO ARGUE WITH A RACIST is a vital […]

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W&N to publish John Bercow’s ‘grippingly candid’ memoir, UNSPEAKABLE

Weidenfeld & Nicolson today [12 November 2019] announces the acquisition of UK and Commonwealth rights from Andrew Gordon of David Higham Associates to publish UNSPEAKABLE by John Bercow on 6 February 2020. UNSPEAKABLE is John […]

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W&N pay tribute to Deborah Orr, who died on Saturday 19 October from cancer

Weidenfeld & Nicolson today pay tribute to Deborah Orr, the writer and journalist who died on Saturday 19 October from cancer. Deborah’s forthcoming memoir MOTHERWELL: A GIRLHOOD explores with sharp wit, intoxicating candour and profound […]

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson to publish bestseller Simon Garfield’s DOG’S BEST FRIEND

Jenny Lord, Publisher of Weidenfeld & Nicolson, acquired World rights in DOG’S BEST FRIEND: HOW HUMANS AND DOGS FORMED THE STRONGEST BOND IN HISTORY plus a second title from Rosemary Scoular at United Agents. Dogs […]

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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 pioneering new view of global history in seven-publisher auction

W&N has won a seven-publisher auction to acquire ON SAVAGE SHORES, the untold story of the Native Americans who discovered Europe, by Caroline Dodds Pennock, the UK’s only Aztec historian. Editorial Director Maddy Price bought […]

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W&N Editorial Director Maddy Price pre-empts ground-breaking story of womankind’s journey through medical history in first acquisition for the imprint

W&N has acquired a blistering and enlightening account of the relationship between women and medicine by historian Dr Elinor Cleghorn. Editorial Director Maddy Price bought UK and Commonwealth rights in DANGEROUS, DEFECTIVE AND DELIRIOUS: A […]

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Arsène Wenger’s MY LIFE IN RED AND WHITE to publish in autumn 2020

Weidenfeld and Nicolson announces today that it has acquired the first ever autobiography of one of the most successful football managers of all time, Arsène Wenger. UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired alongside Hachette sister company JC […]

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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 ANY GIVEN SUNDAY: The NFL’s Epic 100-Year History in 20 Games

Weidenfeld & Nicolson will be publishing a comprehensive and hugely entertaining history of American football by Matthew Sherry, editor of GRIDIRON magazine. ANY GIVEN SUNDAY: The NFL’s Epic 100-Year History in 20 Games will be published […]

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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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