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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Great showing in ‘Books of the Year’ round-ups for 2014

19th December 2014

J&N (UK) has had a great showing in ‘Books of the Year’ round-ups for 2014, with notable mentions going to (in alphabetical order):

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Gladwin Brothers Shortlisted for the 2014 André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards

9th December 2014

The Shed: The Cookbook has been shortlisted for the 2014 André Simon Food and Drink Book Awards. The awards will take place on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 in London. Each book on the shortlist will receive £200, the winners of each category will receive £2000 and there will be two special awards.

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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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