Fighting off stiff competition, Elisabeth’s Lists by Lulah Ellender has been listed as one of The Spectator’s Books of the Year. From shopping items, to possessions to be packed for a trip abroad, this beautifully woven non-fiction pieces together handwritten lists penned by Lulah’s own grandmother - Elisabeth and was published by Granta Books in March 2018. “A tender memoir… A moving evocative read. Five stars” (Sunday Express).
Luke Turner is in conversation with Olivia Laing (Crudo, The Lonley City) on Friday 18th January 2019 at the London Review Bookshop. Luke will be discussing his debut non-fiction book, Out of the Woods (published on the 24th January 2019 by Wiedenfeld & Nicolson), a fierce, poignant and highly original memoir about sexuality, shame and the lure of the trees. Buy tickets here.
Now for a couple of very cheering translation deals…
Anna Jacobs’ Beyond the Sunset and Destiny’s Path have been sold to French publishing house Editions l’Archipel and Clare Boyd’s debut psychological thriller Little Liar has been snapped up by Italy’s Newton Compton.
The Award, founded by Paul Joynson Hicks and boasting Tom Sullam as its Chair of Judges and Competition Director, was handed to Mary McGowan for ‘Caught In The Act’ (see photo). You can buy Volume II in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards series here and read more about the competition here.
Femi recently completed an MA in Crime Fiction at the University of East Anglia, where his novel Lightseeker won the Little Brown / UEA Crime Fiction Award. He lives in Namibia with his wife, two sons and two overly friendly dogs.