We weren't expecting it until next week, but with intrepid chrononauts Ann & Jeff VanderMeer at the helm, we shouldn't be surprised that THE TIME TRAVELLER'S ALMANAC: The Ultimate Treasury of Time Travel Stories has arrived early. Nearly 1,000 pages long and containing over a century's worth of literary travels into both past and future, what a magnificent beast it is too. We unleash the Almanac on the 1 November in both hardback and ebook form, but in the meantime, read on for the full contents listing.
HoZ Senior Editor Rosie de Courcy has pre-empted the rights to three novels by Nadine Dorries MP.
De Courcy acquired world rights in a three-book deal for a major six-figure sum brokered by Piers Blofeld at Sheil Land on behalf of Vicki Field of TCA.
One of the nation's favourite novelists, Victoria Hislop, was at Faber today signing copies of The Story.
Picked by Stylist as a Must Read for September and celebrating the art of the short story, this is the complete anthology of short stories written by women for women.
The Observer's Julian Coman interviews HoZ author Faisal Islam on his new book, the Default Line. Channel 4's award-winning Economics Editor, Faisal, is the perfect guide to the global economic crisis. Watch the interview now.
It is six weeks on and Lesley Thomson’s brilliant crime novel is still number 1 on kindle. We’ve sold over 250,000 copies to date and going strong. But the best news is that it is a really intelligent, beautifully crafted and cunningly plotted story, which deserves awards for literary merit as well as for it’s page-turning qualities.
A large crowd gathered at Bede World, Northumberland, last week to celebrate Max’s Adam’s fantastic new book, The King in the North.
Oswald Whiteblade, Christian warlord and founder of Lindisfarne monastery, was the first great English monarch. His return from exile to reclaim his birthright was famously the inspiration for J. R. R. Tolkien’s Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings.
This Morning viewers are in for a treat this summer, as each Tuesday a brand new exclusive short story written by Amanda Prowse is revealed.
Mental illness is apparently sexy right now. No really, Vice recently ran a contemporary ‘fashion’ spread called Last Words, using models posing as female writers at the moment of their suicides*. If you want to buy stockings similar to those that Taiwanese author Sanmao used to hang herself, they’re listed in the fashion credits. That’s how sexy it is. I, for one, am relieved. I’m sure many depressed female creatives have worried whether Vice magazine thinks they still look shaggable enough to flog a vintage dress.
E-watchers everywhere will have watched with awe the clash of titans that has been played out in recent days at the head of Amazon UK’s Kindle bestseller list. At dusk on the evening of Monday 1 July a crime writer going by the name of Lesley Thomson broke, seemingly from nowhere, to wrest the number one position from a self-help book promoting sex-free Tuesdays.
I may have mentioned once or twice that Traitor's Gate is a really fantastic book - well here are some more people who agree:
'Brilliant! Loved it beginning to end. Traitor's Gate delivers on every level: the writing is typical top-calibre Ridpath, the pace relentless, the research impeccable, the characters compelling and beautifully crafted. Every page is a gem.' Craig Russell