W&N News

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 Bercow’s characteristically forthright and incisive account of his unique vantage-point into British politics. Containing verdicts on many of the leading […]

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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 tenderness her coming of age in the Scottish town she both loved and hated and her complicated familial relationships. W&N […]

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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 and humans: in the last 200 years no inter-species relationship has developed so fast nor come so far. If you […]

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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 single big night – most of which is spent in the bar at the Travelodge just off Waterloo Bridge. There […]

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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. Spanning one night, THE PERFORMANCE follows three women in the dark of the theatre and has much to say about womanhood […]

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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 UK and Commonwealth rights from Will Francis at Janklow & Nesbit. The story of the sixteenth century is one of […]

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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 HISTORY OF UNWELL WOMEN from Emma Finn at C&W. Women’s bodies have been the primary battleground of female oppression throughout […]

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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 Lattes, who acquired world all language rights directly from Wenger. Publication of MY LIFE IN RED AND WHITE is slated for autumn […]

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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. When she was twenty-three, Alannah met a man who was older than her – a married man – and fell […]

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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 next autumn (September 2020) to coincide with the centenary of the formation of the NFL in 1920 and in advance […]

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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 than two dozen award-winning books, including the 2016 New York Times-bestselling, National Book Award finalist for adult fiction, ANOTHER BROOKLYN. Gathering incredible […]

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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 pre-empted UK and Commonwealth rights in The Octopus Manand a second book by Jasper Gibson from Clare Conville at C&W. […]

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