Sarah Weinman’s brilliant investigative book, THE REAL LOLITA, has been longlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association Non-fiction Crown 2019! The HWA Crowns celebrate the best in historical works of fiction and non-fiction published in the UK in English. The award organisers have described THE REAL LOLITA as “astonishing, necessary and written with great compassion” and it’s published in the UK with Weidenfeld & Nicholson. The full longlist can be read here and the shortlist will be announced later this year.
Ray Celestin’s third instalment in the City Blues quartet, THE MOBSTER’S LAMENT, has been shortlisted for the Best Crime Novel at the 2019 Amazon Publishing Readers’ Awards! The awards acknowledge achievements of TV and filmmakers, and authors within the crime and thriller community. The full shortlist can be read here in The Bookseller and the awards will be presented at the Capital Crime Festival in September.
We’re thrilled to see Mark Billingham has been shortlisted for the Dagger in the Library at the 2019 Crime Writers Association Daggers! The awards have been held annually since 1955, celebrating the finest in British crime writing. The full shortlist can be viewed here and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on 24th October.
Congratulations to Lynn Enright whose fascinating non-fiction book VAGINA: A Re-education has been awarded the Women’s Health Prize at the 2019 Hearst Big Book Awards! The awards celebrate the best in new fiction and non-fiction in UK publishing. The full announcement of winners can be read here.
Felicity Rubinstein has sold UK and Commonwealth rights for a memoir by a woman known publicly as ‘Emily Doe’ to Venetia Butterfield at Viking, on behalf of Sterling Lord Literistic in New York. The memoir will be a first hand account of Emily Doe’s sexual assault by Brock Turner, the subsequent trial, and her recovery. The full announcement can be read in The Bookseller here.
Ken Bensinger’s RED CARD: FIFA and the Fall of the Most Powerful Men in Sports has been awarded Football Book of the Year at the 2019 Telegraph Sports Book Awards! RED CARD, published by Profile, is a gripping exploration of FIFA, the most powerful institution in sporting history, and its fall from grace. The Sports Book Awards, running since 2002, bring together the world of sports writing, publishing, and entertainment to celebrate the best sports books from the previous calendar year. The full announcement and shortlist can be read here.
Sarah Haywood’s debut novel THE CACTUS has been chosen by Reese Witherspoon as the latest pick for her Hello Sunshine book club! Hello Sunshine celebrates storytelling and women, putting them at the centre – in June they’ll be reading and discussing prickly Susan as she navigates relationships, family inheritance issues, and an unexpected pregnancy. The full announcement can be read here and you can follow along on @reesesbookclubxhellosunshine on Instagram and Facebook.
Robbie Arnott’s debut novel, FLAMES, has been longlisted for the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award! FLAMES tells the story of siblings Levi and Charlotte in this powerful novel set in Tasmania and interwoven with myth and folklore. The shortlist will be announced 2nd July and the winner revealed 30th July. The full announcement can be read here.
Congratulations to Claire Fuller whose short story, TINY AND POINTED, has been shortlisted for the ALCS Tom-Gallon Award with the Society of Authors Awards. The winners will be announced on the 17th June and the full announcement can be read here.
The longlist for the 2019 Crime Writers Association Daggers has been announced and we’re thrilled to see Mark Billingham, John Harvey, and Ray Celestin on the list! The CWA Daggers have been held annually since 1955 and celebrate quality British crime writing. Mark Billingham has been nominated for the Dagger in the Library, John Harvey’s BODY AND SOUL for the Gold Dagger, and Ray Celestin’s THE MOBSTER’S LAMENT for both the Gold Dagger and the Sapere Historical Dagger – congratulations! The full longlist can be viewed here and the shortlist will be announced this summer.