Random House welcomes Daily Mail competition winner!

Selina Walker, LBA’s Luigi Bonomi and the staff of Random House welcomed Daily Mail First Novel competition winner Lou Morrish to their offices yesterday for a celebratory glass and first editorial session on THE COFFIN CLUB!

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THE RUMOUR sold in 17 territories!

We’re delighted to say that Lesley Kara’s novel,THE RUMOUR has sold in its 17th territory! We are loving seeing the foreign editions come in with all the different cover looks. Rights sold in: Croatia (Mozaik); Czech Republic (Euromedia); Estonia (Kirjastus

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3 Carnegie nominations for LBA!

We are delighted to announce that three LBA titles have been nominated for the 2020 Carnegie Medal: A Darkness of Dragons by S A Patrick, The Castle by the Sea by Lucy Strange, and Jemima Small versus the Universe by Tamsin Winter!


Dishoom shortlisted for Waterstones Book Of The Year

Congratulations to Dishoom – their cookbook Dishoom: From Bombay With Love is on the Waterstones Book Of The Year shortlist!


Amna Saleem shortlisted for Foyles Non-Fiction Book Of The Year

Congratulations to Amna, one of the contributors to the anthology It’s Not About The Burqa (Picador, editor Mariam Khan) – the book has just been shortlisted for Foyles Non-Fiction Book Of The Year!


Laura Wood longlisted for Blue Peter Book Award

Congratulations to Laura Wood on VOTE FOR EFFIE’s longlisting in the Best Story category of the Blue Peter Book Awards. Oh, and congratulations to Laura on her wedding last weekend too.


Start the Week with Dishoom

Listen to Dishoom co-founder/author Shamil Thakrar talking about the Bombay food culture that inspired the Dishoom restaurants and recent cookbook on BBC Radio 4′s Start The Week: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0009kxr.


TODAY shortlisted for the FutureBook of the Year!

TODAY: A History of our World through 60 years of Conversations & Controversies has been shortlisted for the FutureBook of the Year, run by the Bookseller. The winner will be announced next month, and the full shortlist can be found here. Congratulations to


2019′s Daily Mail First Novel winner announced!

We are delighted to announce that Louise Morrish has won the Daily Mail First Novel Competition 2019! From thousands of entries, Louise’s novel, THE COFFIN CLUB, starring a 110-year-old on a quest to become the oldest person in Britain was

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Margaret Kirk on the Paperback Podcast

Join Margaret Kirk, author of the Inverness-set DI Lukas Mahler series, on the latest episode of the Paperback Podcast, where she talks all things Scottish crime and reads an exclusive extract of her novels. The podcast can be found here.