Whitaker wins Theakston Crime Novel of the Year

Chris Whitaker’s We Begin at the End was awarded the prestigious Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year at a live ceremony in Harrogate last night (22nd July, 2021). Published by Zaffre, the thriller picked up the coveted award at The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival’s traditional curtain-raiser at The Old Swan Hotel. The award […]

Brade’s ‘explosive’ feminist revenge thriller snapped up by Zaffre

Zaffre, the flagship fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired an ‘explosive’ feminist revenge thriller by debut author, Scarlett Brade at auction. Senior Editor Kelly Smith acquired world English language rights from Kate Burke at Blake Friedmann in her first acquisition for the imprint. The Hive is a feminist revenge thriller which opens powerfully […]

Zaffre to publish Abdur-Rashid’s modern romcom debut

Zaffre, the flagship adult fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired Tasneem Abdur-Rashid’s brilliantly warm and funny debut, Finding Mr Perfectly Fine, a modern romcom about a Bengali British woman, trying to find a husband ‘before time runs out’. Sarah Bauer, Senior Editor for Zaffre, acquired UK, Eire and Commonwealth rights from Abi Fellows […]

Whitaker wins CWA Gold Dagger 2021

Chris Whitaker’s We Begin at the End was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger, the UK’s premier literary crime writing award, at an online ceremony last night (1st July, 2021). Published by Zaffre, the thriller picked up the coveted final award of the evening. The award caps an incredible twelve months for the New York Times […]

Stacey Halls celebrates half a million books sold

Stacey Halls celebrates half a million books sold Bonnier Books UK imprint Manilla Press is thrilled to announce that it has now sold 500,000 copies of Stacey Halls’ novels. This is across all editions of her two titles – The Familiars and The Foundling– in just two years. Since publishing her standout debut, The Familiars in […]

Bonnier Zaffre announces double acquisition from bestselling Irish author Anna McPartlin

Bonnier Zaffre is set to publish Anna McPartlin across both their adult and children’s fiction lists in 2019. Jane Harris, Executive Director, Children’s Fiction and Kate Parkin, Executive Director Bonnier Zaffre, acquired World English Language rights from Sheila Crowley at Curtis Brown. With her trademark combination of laughter and tears, Anna McPartlin’s new novel features […]

Bonnier Zaffre to publish two more from Stephanie Butland

Bonnier Zaffre, part of Bonnier Publishing UK, today announces a brand new deal to publish two more novels by Stephanie Butland. Eleanor Dryden, Publishing Director, Bonnier Zaffre, acquired UK and commonwealth rights from Oli Munson at A.M. Heath. Stephanie has published two novels with Bonnier Zaffre and is known for her relatable, quirky and independent […]

Bonnier Zaffre acquires “sweeping cross-generational” saga series by Mollie Walton

Bonnier Zaffre, part of Bonnier Publishing UK, has signed a three-book deal to publish The Ironbridge Saga, by Mollie Walton. Tara Loder, Assistant Editor, Bonnier Zaffre, acquired world rights from Laura MacDougall at United Agents. Set against the backdrop of an ironworks factory in Shropshire during the 1800s, the series is a “sweeping, cross-generational” saga, […]

Richard and Judy launch latest “Search for a Bestseller” competition with WHSmith and Bonnier Zaffre

Once again, Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan are launching a lucrative competition to find a new bestselling writer. The winner, who must be a first-time author, will win a £30,000 publishing deal with Bonnier Zaffre and receive specialist advice from literary agency Furniss Lawton. The latest “Search for a Bestseller”, supported by WHSmith, will open […]