Keith Lowe, whose novels TUNNEL VISION and NEW FREE CHOCOLATE SEX have won him many fans worldwide has written the most wonderful non-fiction book - INFERNO - about the horrific Allied bombings of Hamburg in july 1943. It is published in the
UK by Viking Penguin now and in the US by Simon and Schuster later this year. Dominic Sandbrook in The Daily Telegraph called it a ‘thoroughly engaging and sobering book’ and Paul Callan in the Daily Express said: “If anyone still believes that war is a glamorous business, they should read this brilliantly researched book. The author has produced many new first-hand accounts which give a human face to a tale of epic destruction.”
Monthly Archive for February, 2007
Steven Hall’s much-anticipated debut novel THE RAW SHARK TEXTS has received great reviews in The Independent, The Scotsman and Marie Claire. It is launched on March 1st. Congratulations to writer/director Tom Flemming for winning our competition - Eric Sanderson’s Doctor is, of course, Dr Randle. Tom wins a copy of the first edition of The Raw Shark Texts signed by the author.
This weekend’s bestseller lists in The Sunday Times feature not one but two of my authors – Fiona Neill’s THE SECRET LIFE OF A SLUMMY MUMMY moves up from 9 to 7 to 5 in Hardback Fiction in its third week and, in its YA livery, John Boyne’s THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS stays strong at Number 8 in the Children’s list. The adult edition has also raced up the charts to Number 28 in the Paperback Fiction list. Congratulations to them both.
Now in its 5th year, the London Book Fair Masterclass sessions have established themselves as must-attend events. This year, the How to Get Published Masterclass will feature author Joanne Harris and Tim Lott along with Antonia Hodgson (Publisher, Little Brown) and me in the publishing industry in an interactive session that will aim to enlighten, entertain and offer invaluable advice about how to turn your manuscript into the next bestseller. The session runs from 11am to 1pm on Apil 15th and tickets cost £25.
I am delighted to welcome international bestselling thriller writer Patrick Redmond to my client list at PFD. His four books – THE WISHING GAME, PUPPET SHOW, APPLE OF MY EYE and ALL SHE EVER WANTED have won him legions of fans in fifteen languages worldwide and there will be a huge paperback launch for ALL SHE EVER WANTED later this year.
John Murray is delighted to announce the acquisition of a major new voice in fiction. THE NEGATIVE CUTTER by Beatrice Colin is a richly detailed historical novel about the changing nature of identity and the politics of friendship and love. Continue reading ‘TRANSATLANTIC DEALS FOR NEW AUTHOR’