THE RUMOUR a Sunday Times Bestseller – again!

Lesley Kara’s deliciously twisty debut novel THE RUMOUR is newly in paperback and has hit the Sunday Times Bestseller list at number 6! The hardback also hit the list earlier in 2019. Congratulations, Lesley!


Jemima Small on Down The Rabbit Hole

Tamsin Winter’s second novel, JEMIMA SMALL VERSUS THE UNIVERSE, was featured on this month’s episode of Down The Rabbit Hole – a podcast discussing all things children’s book related, and hosted by LBA’s very own Louise Lamont. The full episode

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Susan Lewis’s emotional and page-turning novel ONE MINUTE LATER has hit the paperback bestseller list at #10! Congratulations Susan!


Rebecca Cobb wins Social Justice Literature Award

Congratulations to Rebecca Cobb and Nicola Davies – their picture book THE DAY WAR CAME (Walker/Candlewick) has won the 2019 International Literacy Association’s Social Justice Award. This prize is given by teachers, and seeks to recognise outstanding books that address social


Margaret Kirk longlisted for Not The Booker Prize!

Congratulations to Margaret Kirk, whose second novel WHAT LIES BURIED, has been longlisted for Not The Booker Prize. The Prize is decided by public vote and run by the Guardian.  The full list of nominees, as well as details on voting,


Luigi Bonomi at Chiswick Books Festival

LBA’s Luigi Bonomi will be appearing at the Chiswick Book Festival in September, in a panel discussion on being an older writer, and in two pitching sessions. Ever wondered whether life experience makes you a better writer? Can you still

PIRATA is a #10 bestseller!

Simon Scarrow’s newest book, PIRATA, has hit the bestseller list at number 10 – congratulations Simon! PIRATA was written in collaboration with T. J. Andrews, and is also available in five ebook parts.


THE SPANISH PROMISE is a Sunday Times Bestseller!

Congratulations to Karen Swan, whose gorgeous new summer novel, THE SPANISH PROMISE, is number 4 on this week’s Sunday Times Bestseller List for paperbacks!


Catherine Kirwan’s Bestseller Experiment interview

Catherine Kirwan, author of critically acclaimed debut DARKEST TRUTH, was recently interviewed for the Bestseller Experiment podcast, where she talked about her journey to publication, the importance of redrafting, and using little details to bring a character alive. The full


I SPY continues a bestseller!

Tom Marcus’s I SPY sees huge posters going up around the country promoting his book, with the result that the title continues its run in the Sunday Times Bestseller list – its fourth week in the top ten! Congratulations, Tom!

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