P. D. James's The Children of Men on the BBC's list of The Novels That Shaped Our World
THE CHILDREN OF MEN (Faber & Faber) by P. D. James has been selected for the BBC’s 100-strong list of The Novels That Shaped Our World.
Published in 1992, the renowned dystopian novel was chosen by a panel of six British writers, curators and critics. Celebrating novels in the English language, the list is designed to ‘spark debate about the novels that have had a big impact on us all personally and culturally’.
The list kicks off a year-long celebration of literature at the BBC in partnership with libraries and reading groups around the UK, starting with a three-part series that begins on Saturday 9th November at 9pm.
Anthony Anaxagorou shortlisted The T. S. Eliot Prize 2019
Anthony Anaxagorou has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize 2019 for his first poetry collection After the Formalities published by Penned in the Margins.
The T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry was inaugurated in 1993 to celebrate the Poetry Book Society’s 40th birthday and honour its founding poet.
Described as ‘the prize most poets want to win’ (Sir Andrew Motion, former Poet Laureate) and ‘the world’s top poetry award’ (Independent), it is awarded annually to the author of the best new collection of poetry published in the UK and Ireland. It is firmly established as the most valuable and prestigious prize in the UK for a new collection of poetry.
Congratulations to all our authors who have been shortlisted for a Crime Writers’ Association Dagger. The awards honour ‘the very best in crime writing’ and have been ‘synonymous with quality crime writing for over half a century’.
DESTROYING ANGEL by SG MacLean, TOMBLAND by CJ Sansom and BLOOD & SUGAR by Laura Shepherd-Robinson make up half of this year’s CWA Sapere Books Historical Dagger. CJ Sansom has also been shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library, a prize for a crime writer’s overall work that has ‘long been popular with borrowers from libraries.’
A STATION ON THE PATH TO SOMEWHERE BETTER by Benjamin Wood has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger, which goes to the best crime fiction novel.
Laura Shepherd-Robinson has also been shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger, which is awarded to the best first-time author. Shepherd-Robinson’s BLOOD & SUGAR has simultaneously made the shortlist for the 2019 Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards Best Debut. In collaboration with Capital Crime, these awards are a celebration of the crime and thriller genre.
Laura Shepherd-Robinson and C. J. Sansom longlisted for HWA Crown Awards 2019
BLOOD & SUGAR by Laura Shepherd-Robinson (Mantle) and TOMBLAND by C. J. Sansom (Mantle) have been longlisted for the HWA Crown Awards 2019.
The Historical Writers’ Association, whose membership is made up of ‘authors, publishers and agents of historical writing, both fiction and non-fiction’, run the annual awards. Three panels of judges are assigned to each award: the HWA Gold Crown; the HWA Non-Fiction Crown; and the HWA Debut Crown.
Laura Shepherd-Robinson’s BLOOD & SUGAR – ‘a compulsive read’ – is longlisted for the HWA Debut Crown for the best debut historical novel. Alongside Shepherd-Robinson’s novel, CJ Sansom’s ‘much-anticipated and weighty addition to the terrific Shardlake series’ is longlisted for the HWA Gold Crown for the best historical novel.
Gill Meller shortlisted for the Guild of Food Writers Awards
Gill Meller has been shortlisted by the Guild of Food Writers for the Recipe Writing Award and the General Cookbook Award.
The annual Awards are ‘the most prestigious in food writing and broadcasting’ and have shortlisted Gill for both his column in delicious. magazine, and for his second cookbook TIME: A YEAR AND A DAY IN THE KITCHEN (Quadrille, 2018).
The winners will be announced on Thursday 27th June at Studio Spaces in Whitechapel.
The Crime Writers Association Daggers longlists have been announced, and we are thrilled to have some of our brilliant authors featured.
Two of our authors, Andrew Taylor for The Fire Court, and Benjamin Wood for A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better, are longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger, which is awarded to the best crime novel of the year.
Laura Shepherd-Robinson is longlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger for her novel Blood & Sugar, which is awarded to the best crime novel by a first-time author.
Laura Shepherd-Robinson for Blood & Sugar, S. G. MacLean for Destroying Angel and C. J. Sansom for Tombland are all longlisted for the CWA Sapere Historical Dagger, which is awarded to the best historical crime novel set in any period up to 50 years prior to the year in which the award will be made. C. J. Sansom has also been nominated for the CWA Dagger In The Library, a prize for a body of work by an established crime writer that has long been popular with borrowers from libraries.
The shortlists will be announced in the summer, and the winners will be announced at the Daggers Award Ceremony at the end of October.
C. J. Sansom's TOMBLAND shortlisted for the British Book Awards
C. J. Sansom’s TOMBLAND has been shortlisted at The British Book Awards 2019 for Fiction Book of the Year and Marketing Strategy of the Year.
The British Book Awards – otherwise known as the Nibbies – is judged by ‘leading book trade figures’ and has celebrated ‘the very best of the book trade for nigh on 30 years’.
TOMBLAND is the bestselling seventh instalment of Sansom’s Shardlake series and was published by Mantle on 18 October 2018. Matthew Shardlake is brought to Norwich in pursuit of a murder case, where he becomes caught up in Kett’s Rebellion of 1549.
The winners will be announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 13th May.
The Little Stranger screenplay shortlisted for Writers' Guild Awards
Lucinda Coxon has been shortlisted by the Writers' Guild Awards for the Best Screenplay award for her adaptation of Sarah Waters' mesmerising ghost story The Little Stranger.
The Writers' Guild Awards will be presented by writer and actor Joanna Scanlan on Monday 14th of January in a special ceremony to mark the union’s 60th anniversary at the Royal College of Physicians in central London.
The Little Stranger was published in 2009 by Virago, and has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Good Reads Choice Awards.
Greene & Heaton is happy to introduce The Greene Door Project, which is an open submissions competition for writers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. For an initial six-week period, from the 17th of September until the 31st of October 2018, the project will be open for writers from BAME backgrounds writing in any genre (please note that we do not accept screenplays). Every submission will be read by at least one of our agents, and after the submission period, the two authors whose work we believe has the most promise will be given feedback and an opportunity to discuss their work with one of our agents.
The aim of The Greene Door Project is to ensure that the work of writers from under-represented backgrounds is considered, and to encourage authors from all backgrounds to submit their work to us. This is in addition to our usual submission process, in which we actively seek submissions from people of all backgrounds.
All submissions should be at least 1.5 line spaced with page numbers and clearly marked with your name and contact details on the title page. Please attach a synopsis and the first three chapters (or about fifty pages) to a covering email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, clearly stating ‘The Greene Door Project’ in the subject line. Please note that submissions for the Project will only be valid if these guidelines are followed; any submissions for the Project that are sent to our regular submissions email will not be considered in the competition but will still be considered according to our usual submission process.
For any enquiries about the Project, please email email@example.com.
Sarah Waters' ghostly gothic novel The Little Stranger is brought to life in a new film starring Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson and Charlotte Rampling.
Join author Sarah Waters and Oscar nominated director Lenny Abrahamson at a special preview of The Little Stranger followed by a Q&A on Friday 14th September at the Curzon Mayfair.
Book your tickets now!
"A slow-building shiver of a movie." - Los Angeles Times
"The twisting and cracking of the British class system is always fascinating to observe, and 'The Little Stranger' traces the details of its chosen moment of social change with precision and subtlety." - The New York Times
"Potent & provocative." - The New York Times
"Charlotte Rampling is reliably superb." - Rolling Stone
"Abrahamson uses shivery suspense and a keen sense of character to craft 'The Little Stranger' into a hypnotic and haunting tale. It's spellbinding." - Rolling Stone
"Ruth Wilson's Caroline is the beating heart of the film and she is superb." - The Guardian
"Adult audiences looking past the gothic trappings will be rewarded by a heritage drama as delicate as the cobwebs in its corners." - Variety
"Deliciously macabre." - The Washington Post
The Little Stranger is in UK cinemas on the 21st of September.
THE LITTLE STRANGER - Behind the Scenes Featurette
Based on Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel, THE LITTLE STRANGER is Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson’s first film since his acclaimed movie, Room.
THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked.
The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life.
When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family’s story is about to become entwined with his own.
Here's a glimpse behind the scenes of the darkly mysterious drama The Little Stranger, featuring Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling, and Will Poulter.
In UK cinemas on the 21st of September.
THE QUEEN OF BLOODY EVERYTHING shortlisted for The Big Book Awards 2018
Joanna Nadin's THE QUEEN OF BLOODY EVERYTHING has been shortlisted for The Big Book Awards 2018, under the Cosmopolitan Must Reads category.
The Big Book Awards aims to discover the best new fiction and non-fiction titles in UK publishing. The awards incorporate nine Hearst brands, including Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Prima, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Elle, Red, Women’s Health and Men’s Health, with each brand being assigned a relevant category.
The shortlist reveals the best reads of the year as reviewed by Hearst UK readers and Editors.
The final winners will be announced at a celebratory event in Summer 2018.
Sarah Waters’ THE LITTLE STRANGER adapted for film
Sarah Waters’ best-selling novel, The Little Stranger, has been adapted for film, directed by Oscar nominee Lenny Abrahamson.
THE LITTLE STRANGER tells the story of Dr. Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own.
Release dates to be confirmed soon.
Watch the trailer now!