• Film and publicity update( 2019.06.30 )

  • Some lovely news from Hollywood to share! I’m pleased to report that several of our books have been acquired for film/TV:

    Fox Searchlight is acquiring Albert Woodfox’s Solitary, a memoir detailing his four decades in solitary confinement at Louisiana’s Angola Prison. Mahershala Ali (Oscar, Academy Award, and Golden Globe winner, known for Green Book, Moonlight, True Detective, House of Cards) is looking to star in and produce the film. Woodfox’s memoir rece

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  • Cara Hunter - New territories!( 2019.06.12 )
  • Dear All,

    Piemme have just pre-empted Italian rights in a strong three-book deal, bringing us to a total of 20 languages!

    We also have a Danish offer (deadline Thursday) and a Spanish offer (deadline Monday) as of this morning. Things are heating up.




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  • Premio Cosmos now announced( 2019.06.12 )
  • Hi All

    Ian Stewart has been awarded the prestigious Italian science award, the Premio Cosmos.  

    https://premiocosmos.org/home/vincitori2019/

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  • THE LOST SYMBOL TV Series Announcement( 2019.06.12 )
  • Dear All,

    I am immensely pleased to share the official news of the upcoming TV series entitled LANGDON! NBC has given a production commitment to a TV show based on THE LOST SYMBOL.The announcement went out last night and we wanted to share it with you immediately.

    The series will be developed during the 2019-2020 season and likely launched in summer or early fall of 2020. NBC has joined forces with Imagine TV Studios, CBS TV Studios, and Universal TV studios for d

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  • WHEEL OF TIME adaptation for Amazon( 2019.05.23 )


  • We are happy to announce that Robert Jordan’s fourteen-book series THE WHEEL OF TIME will be adapted for the screen by Amazon and Sony Pictures.

    Amazon Prime Video will launch the series in over 200 countries with a full season based on the first novel in the series.  Filming begins in Dec

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  • Sixty Kilos of Sunshine won Icelandic Literary Prize( 2019.04.09 )
  • Dear All,

    As with Sjeng Scheijen, we would just like to flag that the Icelandic Literature Centre provides translation grants, distributing a total of €600,000 annually. We discussed Hallgrimur at the Fair and they were very open to providing increased grants for SIXTY KILOS OF SUNSHINE, not least given that

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  • Sarah Crossan appointed Irish Children’s Laureate!( 2018.10.01 )
  • Dear All,

    We are absolutely delighted to share with you the news that Sarah Crossan has today been appointed Irish Children’s Laureate by President Michael D. Higgins of Laureate na nÓg, following in the footsteps of Siobhán Parkinson, Niamh Sharkey, Eoin Colfer and most recently PJ Lynch.

    The laureate is chosen as a result of their internationally recognised body

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  • Kamila Shamsie wins the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018( 2018.06.14 )

  • Dear All,

    We are absolutely thrilled to announce Kamila Shamsie as the winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018, for her truly exceptional novel HOME FIRE!

    The 2018 Chair of Judges Sarah Sands said of the judging process: 'In the end we chose the book which we felt spoke for our times. Home Fire i

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  • EXIT WEST / WINNER OF THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE( 2018.04.24 )
  • EXIT WEST was honored with the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize, a new $35,000 award given to “an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature.”

    The novel is currently shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2018. The winner will be named at the B

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  • Apple to Develop Series Based on Isaac Asimov's ‘Foundation’ Book Trilogy( 2018.04.17 )


  • Apple is developing a drama series based on the “Foundation” book trilogy by Isaac Asimov, Variety has confirmed.

    The potential series will be written and executive produced by David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman, who will also serve as co-showrunners. Skydance Television is producing the series with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Ma

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  • Peter Mayle dies at 78( 2018.01.29 )

  • Peter Mayle, who found publishing gold in his ‘Year in Provence,’ dies at 78

    By Matt Schudel

    Peter Mayle, a writer and onetime advertising executive who transforme

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  • Sue Grafton, 1940-2017( 2018.01.17 )
  • Dear Friends:
    You may have seen over the holidays that beloved author Sue Grafton passed away. You’ll find below a nice note from Putnam’s publicity director as well as one from Marian Wood, Sue’s longtime editor. 

    All,
    Most of you already know that on Thursday, December 28 the publishing world lost a legend and fr

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  • Heart of Hawick Children's Book Awards winners 2017 —— Storm Horse( 2017.12.18 )
  • Heart of Hawick Children's Book Awards winners 2017

    We had a fabulous Birthday Party celebrating 10 years of bringing the joy of reading to all schools in Hawick and surrounding areas.  The day was celebrated with six of our eight nominated authors.  Our thanks go to Huw, Maya, Paul, Nick, Nico and Richard who trave

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  • Moonrise & Home Fire were shortliested for COSTA AWARDS( 2017.11.28 )
  • Dear All,

    I’m just thrilled to say we have two books shortlisted for the Costa Awards this year! HOME FIRE by Kamila Shamsie and MOONRISE by Sarah Crossan

    Judges in for the Novel Award call Kamila Shamsie’s HOME FIRE ‘A

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  • Horrible Histories to be adapted for film( 2017.11.28 )
  • Dear All,

    THE BOOKSELLER今天发布消息“可怕的历史”系列将被改编为电影。原文和链接如下:

    https://www.thebookseller.com/news/horrible-histories-adapted-film-678681

    Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories series is to be turned into a film set in Roman Britain.

    If successful, the first featur

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