Lauren Elkin, Bradley Garrett and Olivia Laing at Festival of the Future City

19th November 2015

The J&N authors Lauren Elkin, Bradley Garrett and Olivia Laing have all appeared on panels at the Festival of the Future City in Bristol this week, reminding us that there’s a strong city-theme going on at our agency. Both Lauren and Olivia are publishing books about the city next spring (The Lonely City by Olivia Laing is published by Canongate in March 2016; Flâneuse by Lauren Elkin comes from Chatto & Windus in July 2016.) Lauren’s recent pieces about being caught up in the Friday 13th events in Paris can be found here and here.

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Elly Griffiths in Sweden

9th November 2015

Check-out this photo of crime writer, Elly Griffiths, dropping into Sundsvall Police Station to talk unsolved murders with Peter James, Arne Dahl and the Swedish Police Force! Elly is in Sundsvall to take part in the Swedish Crime Writing Festival, and to promote her most recent novels Smoke and Mirrors and The Outcast Dead.

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Sunjeev Sahota shortlisted for The 2015 Sunday Times Young Writer

9th November 2015

Sunjeev Sahota has been selected as one of four authors who have made the shortlist for The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award.

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Kavanagh awarded Giovanni Comisso Literary Prize 2015

6th November 2015

Julie Kavanagh has won this years Giovanni Comisso Literary Prize for Biography for her account of the life and legend of Marie Duplessis, The Girl Who Loved Camelias. The other finalists were Mementos: The life of Wisława Szymborska,Anna Bikont and Joanna Szczesna (Adelphi) and The Courage of the Gray Days. Life of Giorgio Agosti Paul Borgna (Yale University Press).

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Mrs Engels declared one of the best books of 2015 by Publishers Weekly

30th October 2015

Gavin McCrea’s début novel has been selected as one of Publishers Weekly’s top books of 2015!

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Rob Penn: How to turn an ash tree into a spoon

26th October 2015

Across much of the world the ash tree has been used for centuries to make everything from axe handles, to cartwheels and even the first motorcars.

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Kat Banyard releases early taster for Pimp State

20th October 2015

Kat Banyard, author of The Equality Illusion has offered up an early look at what’s to come in her next book, Pimp State, in her essay on ‘The Human Rights Scandal’ published last week on the Faber and Faber website.

The article, which has been generating a lot of attention, can be read, in full here:

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Rob Penn tipped for success by The Bookseller on Super Thursday

12th October 2015

“Foyles and Hungerford Bookshop backed Robert Penn’s The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees (Particular Books) to fly off the shelves over the festive period”…

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Gavin McCrea Longlisted for 2015 Green Carnation Prize

8th October 2015

Gavin McCrea’s début novel, Mrs Engels, joins the twelve strong longlist of titles celebrating LGBT writing announced after hours of debates between the judges over an exceptional list of submissions, the most the prize has seen in its history to date. Once again, with a list including fiction - from debut novelists to well established literary faces - non-fiction and poetry, the Green Carnation proves itself as one of the most diverse prizes.

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LIAR LIAR an instant bestseller

7th October 2015

The fourth DI Helen Grace thriller, LIAR LIAR, by bestselling author M.J. Arlidge has gone straight into the Sunday Times Bestseller List. All three previous books in the series were ST bestsellers and the novels have now sold over 450,000 copies.

In the dead of night, three raging fires light up the city skies. It’s more than a tragic coincidence. For DI Helen Grace the flames announce the arrival of an evil she has never encountered before.

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