THE WHITE GIRL and THE YIELD both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, 2020

Congratulations to two of our clients’ titles : THE WHITE GIRL (UQP) and THE YIELD (Penguin Books Australia) are both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, the Australian equivalent to the Booker prize. The judges noted that the books nominated this year deal with topics of racial and cultural dispossession and “demonstrate powerfully how past trauma…

THE UNLISTED TV adaptation wins International Youth Jury Prize

Congratulations to the TV adaptation of the trilogy THE UNLISTED by Justine Flynn and Chris Kunz! It has won the International Youth Jury Prize in the 11-15 Fiction category at Prix Jeunesse, judged by children from around the world. A juror from Canada commented: “Great to see how they intertwine the sci-fi story with Diwali…

WINTERKEEP Is Coming!

Eight years after BITTERBLUE was published, New York Times bestselling author Kristin Cashore takes us back to the fantastic world she created with GRACELING, FIRE, and BITTERBLUE. (Read the Publishers Weekly announcement and a great interview with Kristin here.) WINTERKEEP will come out in early 2021 in the US (Dial), with Gollancz, who have just…

BE PREPARED Wins Again!

UN ETE D’ENFER, the French edition of Vera Brosgol’s hilarious graphic novel, has won the Prix Bédélys Jeunesse for graphic novels for 7-12-year-olds in Quebec! (The jury is made up of young readers from the libraries in the City of Montreal.)

A MAMMOTH of a Tale!

MAMMOTH, Chris Flynn’s third novel is coming out next month from UQP, and it’s already getting great reviews. Not too bad for a book with a 13,000 year-old narrator! Chris already has a big fan in bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert, who says: (MAMMOTH) “…is so good and so smart and so freaking original, it’s bananas…The…

Comics Relief Festival This Saturday!

Saturday, 18 April (17.00 to 23.00 European time) Join us for Comics Relief: A First Second Festival—our first ever virtual festival—taking place on Saturday, April 18th from 11am – 5pm ET. Have you always wondered how your favorite comics are made? This free virtual festival will give comics fans an in-depth look at the key…

A SLJ Star for DRAGON HOOPS!

Do you love basketball? Hate it? Know absolutely nothing about it? Then you need to read DRAGON HOOPS, the new graphic novel from former American Ambassador for Children’s Literature and New York Times bestselling author, Gene Luen Yang! It has just received a starred review from School Library Journal, which concludes: “this title will have…

London Book Fair Cancelled!

Finally! The London Book Fair has been cancelled (as they should have done last week) after most of the major publishers had decided not to participate.