Explosive Political Thriller from Bestselling M.J. Arlidge Released by Audible Entertainment

24th November 2014

Written specially for Audible Studios, Six Degrees of Assassination is an original work by M.J. Arlidge, author of the bestselling Detective Inspector Helen Grace novels, Eeny Meeny and Pop Goes the Weasel. Andrew Scott and Freema Agyeman star.

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Cameron McAllister shortlisted for the Redbridge Children’s Book Award

10th November 2014

Cameron McAllister’s The Tin Snail is one of 15 books longlisted for the 2015 Redbridge Children’s Book Award. This book award highlights the best new reading for children and teenagers. Unlike the Carnegie Medal, the books are voted for by children and teens.

http://www2.redbridge.gov.uk/cms/leisure_and_libraries/libraries/librari…

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Janklow team up with Mumsnet and Gransnet in debut novel competition!

6th November 2014

Janklow & Nesbit UK are offering representation to the winner of a debut novel competition launched today in association with Mumsnet and Gransnet. Users of Mumsnet and Gransnet can submit the first 8,000 words of a novel, along with a 500-word outline of the remaining chapters, by January 30th 2015. A shortlist will be selected, with the winner announced in March 2015.

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Elly Griffiths shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library

6th November 2014

The Crime Writers Association announced their 5-strong shortlist for the Dagger in the Library prize this week, and Elly Griffiths is shortlisted for her Ruth Galloway novels. The prize, awarded in December, is for a body of work to date, and this year for the first time readers nominated the longlist, with the judges whittling it down to a shortlist.

http://thecwa.co.uk/news/dagger-in-the-library-shortlist-announced/

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SJ Naudé launches debut short story collection this week in South Africa

5th November 2014

The Alphabet of Birds, SJ Naudé’s acclaimed debut short story collection, is published this week in South Africa in a collaboration between South African publisher Umuzi and UK-based And Other Stories, who will publish the English and American editions in January. This week’s Publishers Weekly hails Naudé as a ‘breathtaking, tender writer’.

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Tara Isabella Burton reports from Trieste on From Our Own Correspondent

4th November 2014

Novelist and travel writer Tara Isabella Burton has been in Trieste recently and met up with those who campaign for Trieste’s independence. You can read her piece in the BBC magazine here:

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Ed Yong in The New York Times

3rd November 2014

There Is No ‘Healthy’ Microbiome.

LONDON — In the late 17th century, the Dutch naturalist Anton van Leeuwenhoek looked at his own dental plaque through a microscope and saw a world of tiny cells “very prettily a-moving.”

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