Included was a Q&A with Lucinda from Arab News.
Amanda, who joins Tom Drake-Lee's list, is a nature writer and naturalist with a particular interest in urban and suburban nature in the British Isles.
An ecologist and teacher by background, she’s passionate about demystifying the natural world for a wide audience and sharing her joy in finding nature in the most surprising and unlikely places.
"This delicious feast of a novel is flavoured with characters of Dickensian brilliance, a good dollop of the grime and clamour of eighteenth century London, and a generous infusion of spices of the exotic east. One taste, you’ll be addicted."
"Off-Target is about the seductions of gene therapy and the steps by which entirely reasonable people can steer into ethically dangerous territory. The first half is a high-concept thriller; the second edges into science fiction as a generation of genetically optimised children respond to the social pressures they are under with self-harm and suicide. It’s an astute, well-researched and convincing novel of ideas."
Finally, we are over the moon to be able to announce that Adam Hamdy's new book, The Other Side of Night, a "brilliant and genre-bending thriller", has been bought by PanMacmillan.
Vicki Mellor, publishing director in fiction, negotiated UK and Commonwealth rights from Hannah Sheppard. Film rights have been optioned by producer Lee Thomas through his indie company Prodigal. The Other Side of Night will publish in hardback in September 2022 with a mass-market paperback following in June 2023.
To read the full press release, click here.