For the first time since his death in 2005, new editions of the works of Arthur Miller will be published by Methuen Drama, now part of A&C Black, in a joint venture with the playwright's Estate. The initiative will include scholarly editions of his work alongside the complete set of his plays in six volumes. Publishing Director Jon- athan Glass- pool aims to make it "a landmark series in drama publishing".
* Next weekend Cambridge Wordfest takes place at venues across the city, showcasing a wide variety of writing talent, including Ben Okri, Louis de Bernières and Rose Tremain. Making a rare appearance is Alan Sillitoe, author of The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner and Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, whose 80th birthday is marked by the publication of a new edition by London Books of A Start in Life, published in 1970. details: www.cambridgewordfest.co.uk.
* Weeks of speculation ended with the confirmation that ICM and Curtis Brown have agreed a co-agenting deal. Each agency retains its own clients while foreign-rights sales are merged. ICM's London wing was headed by Kate Jones, who died tragically young last month. She was by all accounts unhappy at the plans. Now all but one of her band of colleagues – the much-respected Margaret Halton for whom, unaccountably, no role can be found – will transfer from Soho Square to Curtis Brown's Haymarket offices on April Fool's Day.
* What's going on at "the world's most famous bookshop", Foyles? Last week staff were dumbfounded to find that commercial director Vivienne Wordley, a key player in the Foyles revival, had been axed. Chairman Christopher Foyle was largely absent from the statement, perhaps because he's about to move abroad. Without Wordley, no one from the world of books is on the board. So what are we to conclude? That Foyles is for sale?Reuse content