Terry Stiastny wins Political Fiction Book of the Year!

29th January 2015

Last night, at an awards ceremony held at the BFI IMAX cinema, Terry Stiastny was awarded Political Fiction Book of the Year for her debut novel, Acts of Omission.

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Praise for The Lightning Tree

20th January 2015

Emily Woof’s The Lightning Tree among the most eagerly awaited fiction of 2015 in THE GUARDIAN: http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/29/most-eagerly-awaited-fictio…

“As these sympathetic characters search for their place in the world (Mary still harbours the hope that “her life will be glorious, as it was meant to be”), Woof finds humour and poignancy in the gulf between how things are and how they ought to be.” The Observer

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Emily Woof interviewed by the Guardian

12th January 2015

She (Emily) is impatient with the kind of literary criticism that makes too much of a writer’s biography, but sees her own inner life as her most vital raw material: “It’s like diving, you go right under and drag stuff up. And sometimes when it bounces to the surface it’s wonderful, so exciting and effervescent, it just bubbles up. And sometimes it’s a kind of agony, like agghhh there it is.”…’

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

9th January 2015

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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Charles Cumming on BBC Radio 4 this Sunday

9th January 2015

Tune in to Radio 4 this Sunday, at 4pm, to hear Charles Cumming interviewed on his most recent novel, A Colder War.

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Patrick Woodhead holds a book launch in Antarctica for his thriller Beneath the Ice

7th January 2015

Patrick Woodhead has held the world’s ‘most southerly book launch’ to mark the publication of his latest thriller Beneath the Ice, set in Antarctica. While visiting the base camp of his company White Desert, which runs exclusive holidays to Antarctica, Patrick entertained friends and penguins with a reading from his novel. Meanwhile, The Times is holding a competition to win one of Patrick’s holidays to Antarctica – a rare opportunity to see the place that inspired Patrick’s book: http://www.mytimesplus.co.uk/public/offers/win-a-trip-to-antarctica.

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Terry Stiastny shortlisted for ‘Political Fiction Book of the Year’

7th January 2015

Terry Stiastny’s brilliant debut novel Acts of Omission (John Murray) has been shortlisted for the Paddy Power Political Book Awards 2015. The full shortlist is given below. The category winners are announced on 28 January.

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Anna Smaill is one to watch for 2015 says the Independent

5th January 2015

The Chimes, by début author, Anna Smaill, has been chosen by the Independent as one of the top books to look out for in the year to come.

The Chimes, by the New Zealand poet Anna Smail (Sceptre, 12 February), has already picked up praise from Eleanor Catton and Kevin Powers; its title refers to “a world where music has replaced the written word and memories are carried as physical objects”. Simon is an orphaned young man who discovers he has a gift that could change all of this forever … Will it be the novel of 2015? Watch this space.”

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Charles Cumming is Richard and Judy 2015 Spring Bookclub Pick

5th January 2015

Charles Cumming’s A Colder War has been selected as one of the Richard and Judy Spring Bookclub titles. Cumming joins Jessie Burton, Claire Kendal, Emma Healey, Tony Parsons, Anna McPartlin, Shelia Hancock and Naomi Wood in hte first of this year’s selections.

Judy Finnigan said: “Richard and I always take great pleasure in choosing the final eight titles for each Book Club and continue to be amazed at the level of talent out there – we can assure you that this latest collection will not disappoint.”

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