We are delighted to announce that Valeria Luiselli has won the 2020 Rathbones Folio Prize for her third novel, Lost Children Archive. The novel follows a family in New York who set out on a road trip but is told poetically through multiple perspectives especially from the migrant children who take treacherous journeys across the U.S. border from Central America.Read more…
Congratulations to Bruce Robinson for making it onto the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize longlist for They All Love Jack: Busting the Ripper, his gripping quest to discover the identity of history’s most notorious murderer.
Today we’re delighted to announce that Anthony Doerr’s novel All the Light We Cannot See has won the 2014 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction.
The Award caps off a year of enormous success for Anthony and the book, which was No. 2 on Amazon’s list of the Best Books of 2014, a New York Times Notable Book of 2014, and last weekend was purchased by none other than President Barack Obama. Anthony’s spectacular, widescreen story took ten years to write, telling of a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. We’re incredibly proud to publish Anthony, and would like to congratulate him on this well-deserved recognition.
We are proud and thrilled to announce that Hilary Mantel’s ‘Bring Up the Bodies’ has been shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize. Mantel won the prize in 2009 for the first in her Thomas Cromwell trilogy, ‘Wolf Hall’, with the prize’s chair, James Naughtie, commenting,
‘Hilary Mantel has given us a thoroughly modern novel set in the 16th century. ‘Wolf Hall’ has a vast narrative sweep that gleams on every page with luminous and mesmerising detail.’
Ahead of the Booker shortlist announcement this week, we’ve released these two exclusive videos of Booker longlisted author Sam Thompson. Filmed in his office in Oxford, he discusses his debut novel Communion Town, the definition of a city and the books that inspired him. Also shown are Sam’s drawings, which became the novel’s chapter-headings and capture perfectly the spirit of the book.
I’m dumbstruck by the news that Communion Town has been longlisted for the Man Booker prize. What can you say about such an improbable stroke of good fortune for a first novel, other than repeating words like ‘thrilled’, ‘incredulous’, ‘bamboozled’ and ‘er… what?’ That’s what I’ve been doing since they announced the list. Getting a first book published at all feels like hitting the jackpot, so also catching the eyes of judges in a competition like the Booker is ridiculous, embarrassing bounty – more than any first-time writer could sensibly hope for.
Exciting news! Dan Lepard’s Short And Sweet has been shortlisted in the Food category of the 2011 Andre Simon Food & Drink Book Awards.
The shortlisted books for the 2011 prize in the food category are: