- Escape to the French Farmhouse by Jo Thomas (1)
- The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson (4)
- A Perfect Cornish Escape by Phillipa Ashley (9)
- The Storm by Amanda Jennings (20)
An incredible achievement!
As part of Hello's series of having acclaimed authors write for their readers during lockdown, and written with Amanda's trademark pathos and emotion, Dinner at Luigi's is one not to be missed.
Holly Friend joined Hannah Sheppard's list, and is a trend forecaster, as well as an author. She is a futurist at The Future Laboratory, where her work focuses on Generation Z, brand storytelling, and online and offline consumer behaviour.
As well as consulting and presenting for some of the world’s leading brands, she has been quoted as an expert on meme culture for the Guardian, dating apps for Dazed and positive singledom for The Times. Hailing from Derbyshire, she now lives in East London, where she harvests inspiration for her writing.
She is currently working on her first novel.
Want to know more about this glorious book?
I need to tell you a story, ma chère. My story.
Rosa Kusstatscher has built a global fashion empire upon her ability to find the perfect outfit for any occasion. But tonight, as she prepares for the most important meeting of her life, her usual certainty eludes her.
What brought her to this moment? As she struggles to select her dress and choose the right shade of lipstick, Rosa begins to tell her incredible story. The story of a poor country girl from a village high in the mountains of Italy. Of Nazi occupation and fleeing in the night. Of hope and heartbreak in Switzerland; glamour and love in Paris. Of ambition and devastation in Rio de Janeiro; success and self-discovery in New York.
A life spent running, she sees now. But she will run no longer.
You can pre-order your copy here.
The HWAs celebrate both non-fiction and fiction, that span millennia and continents, ranging from original historical research to love stories, thrillers, gothic chillers and social critique.
The shortlist will be announced on 7th October 2020.