Henry Porter wins the Wilbur Smith Adventure Novel Prize

13th September 2019

We are pleased to announce that our author, Henry Porter, is the winner of the 2019 Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize for Best Published Novel for his book Firefly (Quercus).

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Lyra McKee

Faber to Publish Lyra McKee Anthology to Mark the First Anniversary of her Death

12th September 2019

Faber & Faber will publish an anthology of Lyra McKee’s work to mark the first anniversary of the journalist’s murder. The book Lyra McKee: Lost, Found, Remembered will be published on April 2nd 2020.

This anthology celebrates and defines McKee as one of the most important and formidable journalists of her generation. It will showcase a range of pieces - from her unpublished material to her lesser-known pieces.

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The Short History of Falling by Joe Hammond

Joe Hammond - his book The Short History of Falling features on BBC Breakfast, The Times, and more!

29th August 2019

There has been some fantastic coverage of Joe Hammond’s book The Short History of Falling: Everything I observed about Love Whilst Dying.

For those interested, A Short History of Falling is a searingly beautiful, profound, and unforgettable memoir that finds light and even humour in the darkest of places. Joe writes about his experience dying from motor neurone disease and the process of saying goodbye.

The Times featured an interview and an extract:

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Carrie Gracie longlisted for FT Business Book of the Year

21st August 2019

Carrie Gracie’s upcoming book EQUAL: A story of women, men and money has been selected for the longlist of the Financial Times Business Book the Year 2019.

Now in its 15th year, the award will go to the book that offers the “most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues, including management, finance and economics”. Judges will select up to six finalists and announce a shortlist on 16th September 2019. The prize will be awarded in New York on 3rd December 2019.

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Olivia Laing Wins James Tait Black 2019 Prize for Fiction

19th August 2019

Olivia Laing has been awarded the James Tait Black Prize for her novel, Crudo, alongside Lindsey Hilsum, who was awarded the non-fiction prize for her biography of Marie Colvin.

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Derek Miller Shortlisted for CWA Gold Dagger

25th July 2019

Derek Miller’s American by Day has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2019.

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Anna-Marie Crowhurst and Ian Ross Longlisted for HWA Crown Award 2019

25th July 2019

Anna-Marie Crowhurst’s The Illumination of Ursula Flight and Ian Ross’ Triumph In Dust have been longlisted for the Historical Writers Association Crown Award 2019, announced on the 23rd July.

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Elly Griffiths Wins Most Recommended Book Prize at Dead Good Awards

23rd July 2019

On Friday 19 July 2019, crime and thriller lovers came together at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate to celebrate their favourite books and authors at the fifth annual Dead Good Reader Awards.

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Xiaolu Guo Libretto to be Performed at BBC Proms

19th July 2019

The famous Proms season opens with Zosha Di Castri’s latest work Long Is the Journey - Short Is the Memory, which marks the 50th anniversary of the lunar landings.

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Olivia Laing Elected as 2019 Royal Society of Literature Fellow

25th June 2019

The Royal Society of Literature elected 45 new Fellows and Honorary Fellows in a ceremony last night in London, including Janklow & Nesbit author Olivia Laing.

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