'Fiercely intelligent' proposal signed after eight-way auction
Georgina Morley at Pan Macmillan has won an eight-way auction to sign Francesca Stavrakopoulou's God: An Anatomy. Pan Mac has UK and Commonwealth rights from Will Francis at Janklow & Nesbit, for publication in 2019. The book is on submission in the US; rights have gone to Piper in Germany, and there are auctions in other European territories.
Stavrakopoulou is professor of the Hebrew Bible and ancient religion at the University of Exeter, and the presenter of the BBC documentary The Bible's Buried Secrets. Morley said that the proposal was "brilliantly done - fiercely intelligent and academically rigorous, but also utterly gripping".