‘Mightily impressive’: Mark Griffin’s debut

The Daily Mail describes Mark Griffin’s debut novel, WHEN DARKNESS CALLS, as ‘mightily impressive’, ‘deviously plotted, [with] intriguing twists’, in their review of the book, which can be found here. A fantastic review that’s rightly deserved by the debut that also was

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First Novel Competition!

LBA is delighted to announce that it has teamed up again with the Daily Mail and Penguin Random House to search the UK for a new big writing talent in the fourth iteration of the First Novel Competition! The judges

Publication day: IN HIGH PLACES by J. J. Holland

Congratulations to J. J. Holland, whose latest thriller, IN HIGH PLACES, is published today!   Ever since the death of his wife, Lina, in a Kabul bombing, Aubrey Savage has been determined to fulfil his promise to her: to find


Julia Gray shortlisted for Best YA Crime Novel

Congratulations to Julia Gray, whose novel LITTLE LIAR has been shortlisted in this year’s CrimeFest Awards – it’s up for Best Crime Novel for Young Adults. The winners will be announced in May.


Ria Voros launches book tour with a difference

Ria Voros is going on a book tour to celebrate the release of her new YA novel THE CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE (published by KCP Loft), but this is no ordinary book tour. Ria is teaming up with real-life astrophysicist


Rebecca Cobb on Kate Greenaway shortlist

Congratulations to Rebecca Cobb, who has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal – for a third time! She has been nominated for her artwork on THE DAY WAR CAME, written by Nicola Davies and published by Walker Books.


Publication Day: ONE MORE LIE by Amy Lloyd

Happy Publication Day to Amy Lloyd, whose second novel ONE MORE LIE is out in hardback today! When you can’t remember your crime… HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE GUILTY? Charlotte wants a fresh start. She wants to forget her


The State of Grace is a 2019 IBBY Selection book!

Congratulations to Rachael Lucas, whose beautiful debut YA novel, THE STATE OF GRACE, has been chosen as a 2019 IBBY Outstanding Book for Young People with Disabilities! Every two years, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) chooses outstanding

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Zara Stoneley longlisted for the inaugural Comedy Women In Print Prize!

Congratulations to Zara Stoneley, whose hilarious and heartwarming novel THE WEDDING DATE has been longlisted for the inaugural Comedy Women In Print Prize! When Samantha Jenkins is asked to be the maid of honour at her best friend’s wedding, she


Tamsin Winter wins The Brilliant Book Award for Being Miss Nobody!

Congratulations to Tamsin Winter, who has won The Brilliant Book Award for Being Miss Nobody! Her debut middle-grade novel about a protagonist with selective mutism was voted for by the students of Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City and Derbyshire to take the crown. Well

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