Maisie Chan shortlisted for Jhalak Children’s and YA Prize.

Maisie Chan’s heart-warming Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths, illustrated by Anh Cao, has been shortlisted for the Jhalak Children’s and YA Prize. Published by Piccadilly Press, Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths tells the tale of cartoon-crazy Danny, and his relationship with his grandmother. Set in Birmingham, the whip-smart novel balances delicate insights into inter-generational relationships […]

Books for the bank holiday break

It’s been circled in the calendar since Christmas… The bank holiday has finally arrived, and up and down the country, millions are looking forward to an extra day of freedom stretching out before them. And between the barbecues and catch-ups with friends and family, the long weekend provides a precious window of opportunity to get […]

Black & White to publish Wattpad YA wonder Lauren Price

Black & White Publishing, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, is to publish Behind Frenemy Lines by Wattpad sensation Lauren Price. World English rights for Behind Frenemy Lines were acquired from Joanna Swainson at Hardman & Swainson by Campbell Brown, managing director at Black & White Publishing. The book follows star student Erika Monroe who […]

Hot Key Books acquires Arthurian inspired horror from Rachel Burge

Hot Key Books, an imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired Waking the Witch by Rachel Burge. World rights were secured by Maurice Lyon, senior commissioning editor at Hot Key Books, from Amber Caraveo at Skylark Literary Agency. Waking the Witch is an atmospheric and thrilling contemporary YA novel infused with magic and horror, based […]

Manilla Press acquires Anya Bergman’s ‘epic’ The Witches of Vardø

Manilla Press, the literary imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired The Witches of Vardø by Anya Bergman in a two-book deal. Margaret Stead, publisher, acquired world English language and translation rights from Marianne Gunn O’Connor at the MGOC Agency. A lead title for Manilla Press publishing in January 2023, The Witches of Vardø is set […]

Manilla Press pre-empts extraordinary novel about the trauma of war

Manilla Press, the literary imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired The Walled Garden by Sarah Hardy in a lightning fast pre-empt. Margaret Stead, publisher of Manilla Press, acquired world English language rights in a two-book deal from Clare Alexander at Aitken Alexander. One of Manilla Press’s biggest launches for 2023, The Walled Garden, set […]