Historical fiction novel Hamnet, about the son of William Shakespeare, by Maggie O’Farrell becomes the 25th winner of the UK Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Set in Lapland during Finland’s postwar recovery, Petra Rautiainen’s ‘Land of Snow and Ashes’ is getting quick rights-sale traction.
Today’s rights roundup draws on properties from Sweden, Cuba, Argentina, Spain, France, Italy, and Brazil, and covers a range of genres and interests.
James Patterson collaborator Mark Sullivan’s labor of love may turn out to be his most successful book yet in the run-up to Frankfurt.
Despite the fact that he says, ‘I don’t consider myself a historical novelist at all,’ Simon Mawer wins the £30,000 pound Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
Philippa Gregory has signed a world rights agreement with Simon and Schuster to publish four young adult historical romance titles
By Gwendolyn Dawson The Riancey Amendment passed into law in France on July 16, 1850 and imposed a serial novel tax on newspapers, charging one centime per copy of any newspaper that included an installment of a serial novel. The law was based on the belief that serial novels had been responsible for fomenting subversive ideas. Gérard de Nerval’s The …