Gladwin Brothers Pick up Guild of Food Writers Award

10th June 2015

The winners of the Guild of Food Writers 2015 Awards were announced on Tuesday 9th June at a reception held in Opera Holland Park with The Gladwin Brothers picking up the Michael Smith Award for Work on British Food.

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Elly Griffiths shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library

8th June 2015

Elly Grififths has, once again, been short-listed for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award.

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Xiaolu Guo shows support for silenced Chinese writers in New York

8th June 2015

Last Wednesday, Xiaolu Guo joined supporters gathered at a literary protest and reading for silenced Chinese writers on the steps of the New York Public Library.

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THE LOVE SONGS OF FOXES ON BBC RADIO 4

8th June 2015

As part of The Time Being series, Amber Lee Dodd’s The Love Songs of Foxes aired on BBC Radio Four. The Time Being provides a showcase for new voices, none of whom have been previously broadcast. Previous series have brought new talent to a wider audience and provided a stepping stone for writers who have since gone on to enjoy further success both on radio and in print, such as Joe Dunthorne and Tania Hershman.

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Faïza Guène gives PEN workshop with Bidisha and translator Sarah Ardizzone

2nd June 2015

French Algerian author Faïza Guène was over from Paris recently to give a brilliant workshop to young refugee and migrant mothers. Luckily we’ll be seeing more of Faïza in the UK as her new novel, Men Don’t Cry, is being published in English soon.

http://www.englishpen.org/outreach/faiza-guene-young-mothers/

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Charles Cumming wins EDunnit Award

18th May 2015

Over the weekend it was announced that A Colder War, the second in the Thomas Kell trilogy by Charles Cumming, was awarded the CrimeFest eDunnit Award for the best crime fiction ebook first published in both hardcopy and in electronic format in the British Isles in 2014. He received a cash prize as well as a commemorative Bristol Blue Glass vase.

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Xiaolu Guo on The Migrant Voice

12th May 2015

Tonight, at 6:30pm, Xiaolu Guo, the acclaimed Chinese novelist, will discuss the idea of immigration and transnationalism in her new fictional offering I Am China, alongside her 2007 book A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers. She will be joined by Huma Qureshi, whose book, In Spite of Oceans, looks at immigration from a creative non-fiction perspective.

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Best First Novel Award 2015 Long List Announced

6th May 2015

We are delighted to announce that The Dynamite Room by Jason Hewitt (Simon & Schuster) and Acts of Omission by Terry Stiastny (John Murray) have been selected to long list for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2015.The full list of 12 books were selected from a record number of more than 60 submissions by a panel of Authors’ Club members after intense and wide-ranging debate.

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Two on Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year Longlist

5th May 2015

Two Janklow & Nesbit authors are on the prestigious longlist for the 2015 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. M.J. Arlidge’s Eeny Meeny and The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths are joined by authors including Lee Child and Ian Rankin.

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Henny Beaumont to attend Graphic Brighton: Drawing in the Margins

29th April 2015

Graphic novelist and artist, Henny Beaumont, is taking part in an event entitled, Graphic Brighton & Quick Strips as part of the Brighton Fringe Festival. In association with Myriad Editions and the University of Brighton, and now in its second year,
Graphic Brighton brings together graphic novelists and comics creators whose work gives voice to otherwise marginalised or under-represented groups.

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