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W&N Non-Fiction Acquisitions

Arsène Wenger’s MY LIFE IN RED AND WHITE to publish in autumn 2020

Weidenfeld and Nicolson announces today that it has acquired the first ever autobiography of one of the most successful football managers of all time, Arsène Wenger. UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired alongside Hachette sister company JC Lattes, who acquired world all language rights directly from Wenger. Publication of MY LIFE IN RED AND WHITE is slated for autumn […]

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W&N to publish ANY GIVEN SUNDAY: The NFL’s Epic 100-Year History in 20 Games

Weidenfeld & Nicolson will be publishing a comprehensive and hugely entertaining history of American football by Matthew Sherry, editor of GRIDIRON magazine. ANY GIVEN SUNDAY: The NFL’s Epic 100-Year History in 20 Games will be published next autumn (September 2020) to coincide with the centenary of the formation of the NFL in 1920 and in advance […]

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W&N acquires two books about William Blake by author John Higgs

In advance of the opening of a major William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain on 11 September, Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired two books about the visionary poet and painter by John Higgs. UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired from Sarah Ballard at United Agents. William Blake, the poet, artist, engraver and author of the […]

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W&N to publish dazzling biography of pioneering businesswoman Mildred Ransom

Jenny Lord, Publisher of Weidenfeld & Nicolson, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to MILDRED RANSOM’S BUREAU: SMOGS, SPIES, STRIKES AND THE STORY OF HOW WOMEN WENT TO WORK by Ruth Cowenfrom Will Francis at Janklow & Nesbit in an exclusive deal.  In 1894 the redoubtable Mildred Ransom set up a ‘Copying Bureau’ to generate work […]

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W&N to publish Sir Trevor McDonald’s autobiography: AN IMPROBABLE LIFE

Alan Samson, Chairman & Publisher, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada,from Robert Caskie at Caskie Mushens Ltd (in association with Anita Land Ltd) to the autobiography of Sir Trevor McDonald, AN IMPROBABLE LIFE, for a significant six figure sum, for publication on 17 October 2019. Sir Trevor McDonald is an […]

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W&N to publish Dame Julie Andrews memoir this autumn

Weidenfeld & Nicholson are honoured to announce that they are publishing Dame Julie Andrews’ HOME WORK: A MEMOIR OF MY HOLLYWOOD YEARS which will pick-up where her critically acclaimed 2008 bestselling book, Home, left off and spans the 1960s through to the late 1980s during which time Dame Julie began her filmed entertainment years starting […]

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W&N acquire THE MIRROR AND THE PALETTE: 500 YEARS OF WOMEN’S SELF PORTRAITS, a major new art history from the editor of FRIEZE magazine Jennifer Higgie

Until the 20th century, art history was, in the main, written by white, western men who tended to write about other white, western men. The idea that women in the West have always made art was rarely cited as a possibility. Yet, they have – and, of course, continue to do so – often against […]

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