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JOHN MURRAY PRESS LAUNCHES BASIC BOOKS UK IMPRINT

John Murray Press (London) and Basic Books (New York) today announce the opening of a new UK office of the award-winning US non-fiction publisher. Basic Books UK will be an imprint of John  Murray Press – Hachette UK’s serious and specialist non-fiction division. The UK imprint will collaborate closely with its US counterpart to publish […]

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TWO ROADS ACQUIRES JEREMY HARDY SPEAKS VOLUMES FOR FEBRUARY 2020 PUBLICATION

Two Roads, an imprint of John Murray Press, has acquired JEREMY HARDY SPEAKS VOLUMES: words, wit, wisdom, one-liners and rants, which will bring together for the first time the very best from one of Britain’s most distinctive, best-known and much-loved voices in comedy. Two Roads Publisher Lisa Highton acquired World rights from Nick Ranceford-Hadley at […]

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UNEXPECTED HEROES IN THE WAR: THE PARIS LIBRARY ACQUIRED BY TWO ROADS

Lisa Highton at Two Roads has pre-empted UK rights to The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles from Linda Kaplan for the Heather Jackson Literary Agency. This follows a lengthy twelve-way publisher auction for U.S. rights before being acquired by Atria, and seventeen other foreign rights deals. A novel of heroism in the quietest of […]

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CLIMATE CAPITALISM: WORLD EX. NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS SECURED FOR AKSHAT RATHI’S FIRST BOOK

John Murray, an imprint of John Murray Press, has acquired the first book by award-winning journalist Akshat Rathi at auction, beating four other publishers. Georgina Laycock secured World ex. North American rights from Jonathan Conway at Jonathan Conway Literary Agency for Climate Capitalism, which explores how human ingenuity is fighting civilisation’s greatest threat and acts […]

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GARY OLDMAN TO STAR AS JACKSON LAMB IN APPLE TV ADAPTATION OF MICK HERRON’S SLOUGH HOUSE SERIES

Gary Oldman will star in a small screen adaptation of Mick Herron’s Slough House books that will be streamed on the newly launched Apple TV. As reported by Variety magazine, the show will be titled “Slow Horses” after the first novel in Herron’s highly acclaimed and bestselling spy thriller series. The show follows a team of […]

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PITCH PERFECT: AFTER MEETING SHAHNAZ AHSAN AT A WRITERS’ PITCHING EVENT, JOHN MURRAY MAKES HASHIM & FAMILY THEIR 2020 LEAD DEBUT

John Murray, an imprint of John Murray Press, has signed up novelist Shahnaz Ahsan and her debut Hashim & Family. John Murray publisher Mark Richards bought world rights from Lucy Luck at C&W, after they both met Shahnaz at a writers’ pitching event. The novel will be the imprint’s lead fiction debut for 2020, and […]

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UK AND COMMONWEALTH RIGHTS ACQUIRED FOR YOUNG BLOOMSBURY BY NINO STRACHEY

Lisa Highton at Two Roads has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in Young Bloomsbury by Nino Strachey from Martin Redfern at Northbank Talent Management. John Murray Press will publish in hardback, ebook and audio in autumn 2021. Young Bloomsbury reveals an aspect of Bloomsbury history that has been largely overlooked: that of a second-generation group […]

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JOHN MURRAY ACQUIRES BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH RIGHTS TO THE OFFICIAL AND FULLY AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY OF STEPHEN HAWKING

The Stephen Hawking Estate announced today that the official biography of the world famous theoretical physicist and global bestselling author will be published in the UK and Commonwealth by John Murray Publishers, an imprint of John Murray Press. Stephen Hawking was one of the greatest and most celebrated minds of our time, known for his […]

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JOHN MURRAY ACQUIRES NEW BOOK BY BILLIONAIRE PHILANTHROPIST AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR GEORGE SOROS

Joe Zigmond, Editorial Director at John Murray, an imprint of John Murray Press, has acquired U.K. Commonwealth rights to the new book by one of the world’s leading figures, 88 year old legendary investor and philanthropist George Soros – In Defence of Open Society is a brilliant, timely and spirited compendium of Soros’ philosophy and […]

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EXCITING NEW VOICE FROM THE IRISH BORDERLANDS BOUGHT BY THE PUBLISHER OF BOOKER SHORTLISTED ELMET

John Murray Editor Becky Walsh has acquired world rights for Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen from Marianne Gunn O’Connor, after meeting Gallen at the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair earlier this year. Inspired by the upcoming centenary of Ireland’s partition and the ongoing complexities of a potential Brexit enforced hard-border, Gallen writes about […]

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JOHN MURRAY TO PUBLISH COSTA-WINNER HURLEY’S NEW NOVEL, STARVE ACRE; OPTIONED FOR FILM BY HOUSE PRODUCTIONS

John Murray, an imprint of John Murray Press, will publish bestselling author and Costa First Novel winner Andrew Michael Hurley’s third novel, Starve Acre, this autumn. Mark Richards bought world rights from Lucy Luck at C&W, and John Murray will publish as a £12.99 hardback on 31st October this year with a striking new cover […]

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