Very lovely start to the week here at DHH because four of our clever authors have been both long and shortlisted for three different awards:
NOT THE BOOKER LONGLIST
To view the entire longlist and cast your vote, click here.
CWA DEBUT DAGGER AWARD (for a writer without a traditional publishing contract)
Original Sins by Linda McLaughlin
CWA HISTORICAL DAGGER AWARD
To view the entire shortlist and read more about the CWA Dagger Awards, click here.
The cover for the first in RC Bridgestock's DI Jack Dylan series has *finally* been revealed and we love it!
Fishlove was set up in 2009 by Nicholas Röhl , co-owner of MOSHIMO, and actress Greta Scacchi to raise awareness of the unsustainable fishing practices that are destroying the earth's marine ecosystem. Since then, the Fishlove images have succeeded in bringing the subject of over-fishing to the front covers and pages of the world's media many times over.
The most recent bout of famous names include Downton Abbey's Elizabeth McGovern and actor Josh Brolin. They join the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Sir Mark Rylance, Richard E. Grant, Gillian Anderson, Helena Bonham-Carter, Emma Thompson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Michael Gambon and Julie Christie - to name but a few!
Firefly Press has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to Summer of no Regrets, a diverse, ‘up lit’ YA novel by debut author Kate Mallinder from Hannah Sheppard from DHH Literary Agency.
Summer of no Regrets is a feel-good contemporary novel about friendship which touches on the big issues faced daily by teenagers who are growing up and finding their own sense of independence. It will publish in paperback in May 2019.
After Hetal’s gran shares her life-long regret about not seeing her now terminally ill best friend for 50 years, friends Cam, Hetal, Nell and Sasha decide to have a summer of #NoRegrets. But living their summer regret-free isn’t as simple as it first seems and as their lives unravel it’s their friendship that gives them the strength to face up to the future.
Firefly Editor Rebecca Lloyd says: 'Summer of No Regrets is a perfect, heart warming read for teenage girls, with a mix of humour, sensitivity and real-life issues. Its socially and ethnically diverse group of girls have wonderfully authentic and supportive relationships – it is a life-enhancing celebration of friendship.’
Kate Mallinder says: ‘I’m thrilled that Summer of No Regrets is to be published by the award-winning team at Firefly. It is quite literally my daydream come true.’