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Leckie's Ancillary Justice optioned for TV

Ann Leckie's prize-winning sci-fi novel Ancillary Justice (Orbit UK) has been optioned for TV.

Writing on her blog, the author revealed that the book has been optioned by production company Fabrik and Fox Television Studios, which previously worked together on the US version of "The Killing" and "Burn Notice". Fabrik is also producing "Bosch" for Amazon, an adaptation of Michael Connelly's crime series of books.

Mason wins £10k Dundee International Book Prize

Amy Mason has won £10,000 and a publishing deal by winning the Dundee International Book Prize.

Mason's debut novel, The Other Ida, beat off competition from 400 other entries, and will now be published by Cargo Press.

The prize has been running since 2000, organised by the city of Dundee and the University of Dundee. It is given out every year at the Dundee Literary Festival.

The Other Ida follows a woman named after her alcoholic mother's most famous play, who has to return home as her mother's illness worsens.

Zátopek biography for Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury has signed a new biography of running legend Emil Zátopek, who went from working in a Czech factory to winning a three gold medals at the 1952 Olympics.

Sports publisher Charlotte Atyeo signed the book by Rick Broadbent, a Times sportswriter who has twice been nominated for the William Hill prize, in a deal with David Luxton Associates.

Digital first romance for Corvus

Corvus has signed a novel from Carrie Elks, to be published as part of a digital-first project.

Louise Cullen signed UK and Commonwealth rights in Fix You from Lorella Belli at Lorella Belli Literary Agency on behalf of the Bookcase Agency. It will be released as an e-book on 25th December 2014.

Angry Robot acquires two from Helms

Angry Robot has made its first acquisition since the company was sold off from the Osprey Group.

World English rights were signed in two books by Alyc Helms in a deal from Lindsay Ribar and Stefanie Diaz at Greenburger Associates and Anna Carmichael at Abner Stein.

The first title, The Dragons of Heaven, will be published in Spring 2015.


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