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Acquisitions

Acquisition Announcement: The Song of the Sycamore by Edward Cox!

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of a pair of brand-new fantasy novels from author Edward Cox, who was nominated for the British Society Fantasy award for best debut and best fantasy with his first novel, The Relic Guild. Our Editorial Director Marcus Gipps acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to The Song of the […]

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Tinder Press acquires Escape Routes

Tinder Press has acquired ESCAPE ROUTES, a debut story collection from former bookseller and UEA graduate Naomi Ishiguro. ESCAPE ROUTES is an exuberantly original collection which taps into a fascination with all things fairy tale, focusing on characters trapped by their own limitations or others’ expectations of them.  Tinder Press Publisher Mary-Anne Harrington said, ‘What […]

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Josh Malerman moves to Orion

Emad Akhtar, Publishing Director at Orion Fiction, has acquired four novels by Josh Malerman, the award-winning author of Netflix smash-hit Birdbox. The deal, for UK & Comm excluding Canada, was done with Jenny Meyer at Jenny Meyer Literary Agency on behalf of Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency. The multi-book deal with Orion is part […]

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Acquisition Announcement: Smoke in the Glass by Chris Humphreys

Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of a brand-new fantasy trilogy from historical fiction author Chris (‘C. C.’) Humphreys. Humphreys has previously written numerous historical novels including the bestselling VLAD, THE BLOODING OF JACK ABSOLUTE, and the duology FIRE and PLAGUE. This is his first foray into fantasy. Gollancz Commissioning Editor Marcus Gipps acquired […]

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Gollancz acquires two new fantasy novels by Garth Nix

Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of two new fantasy novels for adults by acclaimed author Garth Nix. The deal for UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Australia, was negotiated by Gillian Redfearn, Publishing Director of Gollancz, with Jill Grinberg of Jill Grinberg Literary Management.   A high […]

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Seven Dials acquires Emily Atack’s heartwarming and hilarious first book

  Emily Barrett, Commissioning Editor, Seven Dials and Orion Spring, Orion Publishing Group, has acquired world rights from Alex Segal at InterTalent Right Group to ARE WE THERE YET?, the first book by actress Emily Atack who became the nation’s sweetheart on I’m a Celebrity at the end of last year. The book will publish […]

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Acquisition Announcement: The House of Sundering Flames by Aliette de Bodard!

Gollancz is delighted to announce a new novel from Nebula Award winning author Aliette de Bodard. The novel The House of Sundering Flames is the third in de Bodard’s ‘Dominion of the Fallen’ series, set in a post-magical-apocalypse version of Paris, and beautifully melding Vietnamese mythology with a gothic European vibe and a sensational mystery. […]

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Acquisition Announcement: Stormblood by Jeremy Szal!

John Jarrold has concluded a three-book World Rights deal for Australian debut science fiction novelist Jeremy Szal with Gillian Redfearn, Publishing Director of Gollancz. The first book is Stormblood: Vakov Fukasawa used to be a Reaper, a bio-enhanced soldier fighting for the intergalactic governing body of Harmony against a brutal invading empire. Now, he fights against […]

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Acquisition Announcement: Sanctuary by V.V. James

Gollancz acquires World rights to Sanctuary by V.V. James Rachel Winterbottom, Commissioning Editor at Gollancz, bought World rights for Sanctuary by V.V. James in a two-book deal from Robert Kirby at United Agents. Publishing spring 2019, Sanctuary is a small-town murder mystery about four women with a dark secret who find themselves at the centre of […]

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Gollancz acquires novel version of THE QUANDERHORN XPERIMENTATIONS

  Marcus Gipps, Gollancz Commissioning Editor, has acquired World All Language rights to a new novel from Red Dwarf co-creator Rob Grant and 2point4children creator Andrew Marshall. THE QUANDERHORN XPERIMENTATIONS is a full length novel springing and expanded from the soon-to-be-broadcast six-part Radio 4 series of the same name. The series will be broadcast alongside […]

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Gollancz acquires space opera Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam

Rachel Winterbottom, Commissioning Editor at Gollancz, bought UK and Commonwealth (ex. Canada) rights for Seven Devils, plus one sequel, by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam from Juliet Mushens at Caskie Mushens in association with Russell Galen at SGG. Book one of the duology, Seven Devils, will be published in summer 2019. North American rights were […]

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Slush Pile Success! Assistant Editor snatches brilliant Icelandic fantasy debut from open submissions!

Gollancz, is delighted to announce the acquisition of a brilliant, genre-defining fantasy duology by debut author Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson. SHADOWS OF THE SHORT DAYS, is a strikingly original Icelandic debut set in a strangely familiar alternate Reykjavík where wild and industrialised magic meet. Perfect for fans of China Miéville, Lev Grossman and Paulo Bacigalupi, this […]

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Gollancz pre-empts The God Game from Macmillan US

Rachel Winterbottom, Commissioning Editor at Gollancz, pre-empted UK and Commonwealth (ex. Canada) rights for The God Game by Danny Tobey from Macmillan US, to be published in summer 2019 in hardback. The God Game is a brilliantly plotted science-fiction thriller about a VR game in which the stakes are impossibly high: if you die in […]

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Exciting Acquisition News: Emma Newman has joined Gollancz!

We are delighted to share the news that the award-winning Emma Newman has joined the Gollancz list, and we’re set to publish four books set in the PLANETFALL world! A new title in the series, BEFORE MARS, will publish alongside the US in April 2018 and the fourth will follow in 2019. Ebooks and audio books […]

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Gollancz acquires Dhonielle Clayton’s The Belles

We’ve got some very exciting news. We are thrilled to announce that we will be publishing Dhonielle Clayton’s The Belles this February! Rachel Winterbottom, Commissioning Editor at Gollancz, has bought The Belles plus one sequel by Dhonielle Clayton, to be published in February 2018 in trade paperback. This crossover YA fantasy is about beauty and […]

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