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30th October 2018

SOMMERBY has been awarded the Zürcher Kinderbuchpreis 2018

We are delighted to announce that SOMMERBY by Kirsten Boie has been awarded the Zürcher Kinderbuchpreis 2018 prize. This is an important annual Swiss Children’s Book Award, the jury for which consists of both adults and children. Here is what More...

19th October 2018

Anthea Bell, translator of Funke, dies aged 82

Anthea Bell was an extraordinary translator, and will be much missed. It was an immense pleasure and honour to have her translate the works of Cornelia Funke, and her work will continue to inspire readers and fellow translators.  

5th October 2018

Antony Beevor’s major history of the Russian Revolution and Civil War to Weidenfeld & Nicolson

We are delighted to announce that leading military historian Sir Antony Beevor has begun research on his next work, Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921. The book was commissioned by Alan Samson at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, to join Beevor’s More...

25th September 2018

THE NEVER-ENDING BIRTHDAY and THE CLOAK OF FEATHERS nominated for the Fantastic Book Awards

We’re delighted to announce that THE NEVER-ENDING BIRTHDAY by Katie Dale and THE CLOAK OF FEATHERS by Nigel Quinlan have been nominated for the 2018 Fantastic Book Awards. The FBA is an annual book event designed to support children aged 9-11 years More...

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13th September 2018

THE BEEKEEPER OF SINJAR longlisted for the National Book Award

We’re delighted to announce that THE BEEKEEPER OF SINJAR, by acclaimed poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail, has been longlisted for the inaugural National Book Award for Translated Literature 2018. Established in 1950, the National Book Award is an More...

27th June 2018

Eleanor Anstruther’s debut novel A PERFECT EXPLANATION acquired by Salt Publishing

We’re thrilled to announce the acquisition by Salt Publishing of Eleanor Anstruther’s debut novel A Perfect Explanation. Described as a “monumental tale of family dysfunction”, A Perfect Explanation is set in the early to More...

16th April 2018

Keren David's new novella TRUE SISTERS acquired by Barrington Stoke!

We’re excited to announce a brilliant upcoming YA novella by Keren David, to be published this August by Barrington Stoke!  The story is about two girls brought together by chance – Ruby and her new foster sister, Clara. After growing More...

16th April 2018

THE LIAR'S HANDBOOK shortlisted for the Staffs Libraries Young Teen Fiction Award 2018

THE LIAR’S HANDBOOK by Keren David has made the shortlist for the Staffordshire Libraries Young Teen Fiction Award 2018! The Young Teen Fiction Award is designed to encourage the county’s teenagers to enjoy reading books and share their More...

12th April 2018

FRANKENSTEIN IN BAGHDAD shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize 2018!

We’re delighted to announce that the English edition of Ahmed Saadawi’s Frankenstein in Baghdad, translated by Jonathan Wright, has now made the shortlist for The Man Booker International Prize 2018! From 2016 the Man Booker More...

10th April 2018

THE BEDLAM STACKS shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award 2018

We’re thrilled to announce that Natasha Pulley has made the shortlist for the Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award 2018, with her wonderful book The Bedlam Stacks. The Encore Award, which presents £10,000 to the best second novel More...