Anthony Cheetham, HoZ Chairman, announced today that Neil Belton is to join the Company as Editorial Director and Publisher of a new list at Head of Zeus. The list will focus primarily on non-fiction, but will also encompass literary fiction.
Tour de France: Bradley Wiggins rides again (alongside Maurice Garin, Fausto Coppi, Eddy Merckx, Bernard Hinault, Lance Armstrong et al)
Sir Bradley may not be on the starting line in Leeds, but his 2012 triumph will live forever within the pages of LEGENDS OF THE TOUR.
A little while ago, I was asked to judge a short story competition at my old school. The girls who submitted stories were aged between 12 and 18, and I lowered my expectations accordingly. When I was sixteen, my prose was purple, my syntax tortured and my themes ranged from bleak to super-bleak. So imagine my surprise when I read a series of crisply written, confident short stories from these young women, on the theme of "A Waving Hand" (Junior competition) and "Some Time After" (Senior competition). Some were witty, some were playful, some were very serious.
Meet Joakim Zander, author of The Swimmer, an electrifying new thriller. Publishing in twenty-seven countries and already a bestseller in Sweden, this novel is on the cusp of becoming a global phenomenon.
Bestselling historical novelist SHARON PENMAN writes about the origins of her four-book medieval crime series THE QUEEN’S MAN and explains how her fictional creation has taken on a life of his own...
I’d just finished an 800 page novel, When Christ and His Saints Slept, long even by my standards, and I felt I needed a change of pace. Since I read mysteries for pleasure, it seemed only natural to try my hand at one.
The trouble with a lot of literary biographies is that they’re often quite boring. Writers, by and large, don’t tend to live terribly exciting lives, and there’s only so many times that you can be told ‘X started another book’ or ‘Y received the prestigious fellowship of Z’ before your eyes glaze over, you put what you’re reading down on page 101, and you bury yourself in a good crime novel instead. And sometimes even those writers who have had more glamorous and exciting – or wicked and depraved – lives don’t translate into grippingly told stories.
Local crime authors Hanna Jameson, Jane Lythell and Lesley Thomson discuss their female protagonists in a panel event at Waterstones Brighton.
Thursday 17 July - 7.30pm - £3
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