Verso to Debut New Fiction Line in Fall 2019

Verso Books, an independent publisher of works on radical politics, is launching Verso Fiction, a new imprint focused on translated fiction that will release its first two titles in the fall of 2019. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Here are the seven shortlisted debut novels for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

Lit Hub is excited to announce the shortlist for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. This year’s judging panel included Tommy Orange, Emma Straub, Monique Truong, Maaza Mengiste, and Claire Messud. They are: De’Shawn Charles Winslow, In West Mills Chia-Chia Lin, The Unpassing Julia... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-26 13:59:29 UTC ]
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Abell's crime fiction debut goes to HarperCollins in three-book deal

Journalist Stig Abell has signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins, including his crime fiction debut and one non-fiction title. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-07 18:18:52 UTC ]
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404 Ink 'strikes jackpot' with music writer's fiction debut

Indie 404 Ink has landed The Arena of the Unwell, the fiction debut of music writer Liam Konemann, due to publish next April.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-08-16 02:03:01 UTC ]
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Astronaut Hadfield to launch fiction debut with Quercus

Quercus is getting ready to launch the debut of astronaut Chris Hadfield, The Apollo Murders, branded "an exceptional Cold War thriller from the dark heart of the Space Race", this October. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-09 16:29:44 UTC ]
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Goulding's 'empowering' non-fiction debut to Seven Dials

Seven Dials has acquired the non-fiction debut of pop star and fitness role model Ellie Goulding at auction.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-03 02:46:29 UTC ]
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Debut fiction did well in pandemic-hit 2020

Debut novelists performed solidly last year, despite widespread fears that they would lose out to more established authors due to 2020's pandemic-hit publishing schedules.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-14 13:16:53 UTC ]
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Center for Fiction Debuts Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers

The Center for Fiction announced the establishment of the Susan Kamil Award for Emerging Writers, a new award to honor the memory and influence of the late Kamil, who was former executive v-p and publisher of the Random House imprint. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-19 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Viking snaps up 'riveting' historical fiction debut

Viking has acquired a historical debut by Annie Garthwaite, reimagining the story of Cecily Neville, the Duchess of York and mother to two kings of England—Edward IV and Richard III. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-16 20:07:38 UTC ]
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Faber scoops Kae Tempest's debut non-fiction

Faber is to publish writer and performer Kae Tempest's first work of non-fiction this autumn.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-10 02:17:49 UTC ]
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Bridgman to release debut junior fiction series with Tiny Tree

Tiny Tree has acquired a new junior fiction series from Bonnie Bridgman, featuring fun, adventure and a strong female lead. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-07 03:55:34 UTC ]
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The real reason Jay Manuel from ‘ANTM’ made his debut novel fiction, not a memoir

For 18 seasons, he served as creative director and producer of the global phenomenon ‘America’s Next Top Model.’ But his debut novel isn’t the juicy tell-all you might’ve expected. Makeup artist and stylist Jay Manuel has spent more than 20 years in the fashion industry, most famously serving as... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-08-03 12:15:52 UTC ]
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MJ scoops 'major' fiction debut The Butterfly Waltz

Michael Joseph has acquired The Butterfly Waltz and one other title by debut author Julie Owen Moylan at auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-22 18:32:25 UTC ]
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Headline wins Sanghani’s 'irresistible' adult fiction debut

Headline Review has won Radhika Sanghani's first novel for adults, 30 Things I Love About Myself, in a "heated" auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-17 00:46:50 UTC ]
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Crime fiction boom as book sales rocket past 2019 levels

With bookshops still closed in parts of the UK, sales have surpassed last year’s numbers, with 3.8m print books sold in the last weekBritain’s readers have been emerging from lockdown to restock their bookshelves, with book sales – and particularly crime novels – booming in the three weeks since... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-07 16:17:09 UTC ]
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Morris reveals cover of non-fiction debut

Heather Morris has revealed the cover of her non-fiction debut Stories of Hope to fans on Facebook Live, Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-28 04:15:56 UTC ]
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Granta signs Partlett's non-fiction debut about New York's Fire Island

Granta has signed non-fiction debut Written in the Sand by British poet and essayist Jack Parlett. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-27 09:17:55 UTC ]
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The L.A. Times announces its 2019 Book Prize finalists and a new award for science fiction.

It’s an exciting year for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes! This will be its 40th year of celebrating the literary community. The Times announced their 2019 Book Prize finalists today; the winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on April 17th. Additionally, bestselling crime... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-19 17:41:26 UTC ]
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First Lines: December 2019

Our monthly look at some of the best first lines by BookLife authors This month, we’ve got sobriety, galoshes, and not being afraid of the dark. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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De’Shawn Charles Winslow wins 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

Huge congratulations to De’Shawn Charles Winslow, who last night took home the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize for his acclaimed debut In West Mills. Winslow was presented with the prestigious prize—which has in previous years been awarded to Junot Diaz, Tiphanie Yanique, Viet Thanh Nguyen,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-12-11 17:00:27 UTC ]
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