Archive for April, 2011
Unthology No.1, recently published by UNTHANK BOOKS, is the first in a series dedicated to showcasing unconventional, unpredictable and experimental stories. The first of the quarterly Unthology series, edited by TLC readers Ashley Stokes and Robin Jones, contains new pieces by seventeen authors, some established, some new.
The stories fulfil the Unthank Books credo of publishing the “kind of books you used to read and enjoy, but struggle to find any more”. More importantly, it is another heartfelt salvo in the barrage of voices calling for a greater appreciation and elevation of the short story. Among the writers are two former TLC clients, Mischa Hiller and Maggie Ling.
The deadline for Unthology 2 submissions is May 1st 2011. For more information check out the Unthank Books website or get your own copy of Unthology No.1.
Welcome to the Launch of a new bio on Emily D.
Enjoyable evening with theatre, wine and readings from the new book.
Emily and I is a new bio written by Rebecca Swift
Orion Acquires Four More From Lesley Lokko
Posted at 9:38PM Thursday 07 Apr 2011
Orion Books has acquired four more novels from bestselling fiction writer Lesley Lokko, author of five novels including Rich Girl, Poor Girl and One Secret Summer, all published by Orion.
Deputy Publishing Director Kate Mills acquired UK and British Commonwealth rights to Missing You plus three untitled novels by Lokko from Kate Shaw at The Viney Agency, for a high six figure sum. Missing You is a multi-generational drama set in London, Paris, Cape Town and Martha’s Vineyard, which starts with the disappearance of a child from her mother’s friend’s house. Orion will publish Missing You in 2013.
Kate Mills said, “Lesley is the first author I acquired when I joined Orion in 2002 and I love working with her. She combines enthralling love stories with exotic settings and gripping narratives. Lesley is unique in women’s fiction, proving that escapism can be smart and intelligent. She’s a key part of our women’s fiction list going forward.’
Lisa Milton, Trade MD of Orion Publishing Group, said: “We all love Lesley and her novels. We are proud to publish her and thrilled to have four new novels to look forward to. We can’t wait to take her to the top!”
For further information please contact Gaby Young, Deputy Publicity Director at Orion: 020 7520 4317 / email@example.com
Suzanne Joinson, a former mentee who came to TLC through the Arts Council and Writers’ Centre Norwich, agented by Rachel Calder, has recently been at the heart of an exciting five-way auction for her new novel A Lady Cyclist’s Guide to Kashgari. Bloomsbury, which has bought world rights to the novel, will publish the novel in the UK, US, Germany and Australia in summer 2012.
The novel, written after she finished the TLC mentoring programme, tells the story of two sisters who travel to Kashgar in 1923 to set up a Christian mission, paralleled by the present-day story of a woman who returns to London after a long trip and finds a man sleeping outside her front door.
In the Bookseller article editorial director Helen Garnons-Williams says: “In Suzanne’s Joinson’s extraordinary novel, we have found the perfect book and the perfect author for Bloomsbury. This beautifully written and utterly captivating novel, with its characters who are all searching and fleeing and discovering and connected to each other in ways that they do not, at first understand—explores ideas of history and religion, inheritance and belonging with delicacy and empathy. We are thrilled to be publishing it.”
Click here to read the full story in The Bookseller. We are delighted on Suzanne’s behalf and wish her all the best of luck with her novel.
The final part of Julia Stoneham’s World War 2 trilogy, Alice’s Girls, was published in March 2011 by Allison & Busby. Set in rural England, the three novels follow the wartime experiences of Alice Todd, warden of a Land Army hostel, the ten girls in her care and the men who are drawn into their stories.Click here for more information about the book.
The Book of Love, Sarah Bower’s second novel, will be published in the US in March by Sourcebooks under the title Sins of the House of Borgia. Publication is planned to coincide with the screening of the hotly anticipated TV drama series, THE BORGIAS, from Showtime, who made the very successful THE TUDORS. For more information about the book visit Sarah Bower’s website or watch the series trailer on YouTube.