The Everywhere Bear opens at Polka Theatre

A captivating production of The Everywhere Bear by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb has just opened at Polka Theatre in Wimbledon – and on Saturday Rebecca got to meet some of the cast (both human and puppet)! The show will

Rebecca Cobb EVERYWHERE BEAR play 2

Jo Cox at Number 4!

Many congratulations to Josephine Cox for her new novel A Woman’s Fortune taking the Number 4 spot in this coming weekend’s Sunday Times Original Fiction bestseller list. Great news, Jo!

A Woman's Fortune cover

Fern Britton at Number 9!

Congratulations to Fern Britton, whose brilliant new novel Coming Home will take the Number 9 spot in this coming weekend’s Sunday Times Paperback Fiction bestseller list.

Coming Home cover

Alex Caan on diversity in crime writing

Read Alex’s excellent new article  about why crime fiction is leading the way on diversity – and then read his brilliant novels CUT TO THE BONE and the sequel FIRST TO DIE!

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The Innocent Wife nominated for Glass Bell Award

Goldsboro Books have announced the thirteen titles longlisted for the 2018 Glass Bell Award, a prize introduced last year to celebrate the best storytelling across all genres of contemporary fiction, and among the contenders is LBA’s own Amy Lloyd for

Goldsboro Glass Bell Award longlist

Honey & Co: At Home tops Amazon’s Hot New Releases

The brilliant Honey & Co: At Home has topped Amazon’s Hot New Cookery Releases chart, two weeks before its publication on 5th July. Well done Itamar and Sarit!

At Home Amazon Hot New Releases

Presumed Dead longlisted for 2018 McIlvanney Prize

Congratulations to Mason Cross, whose brilliant crime novel Presumed Dead has been shortlisted for the 2018 Scottish Crime Book of the Year McIlvanney Prize. The winner of the award will be announced on 21st September at the opening gala of Bloody Scotland,

Presumed Dead cover

Virginia Bergin crowned Tiptree Winner

Congratulations to Virginia Bergin, who was recently and literally crowned winner of the James Tiptree Award at this year’s WisCon! The award is given to speculative fiction that explores and expands gender roles; Virginia’s winning novel was published in the


Tamsin Winter wins Reading Rampage

Congratulations to Tamsin Winter, whose debut children’s novel Being Miss Nobody has won the Judgemeadow Reading Rampage Challenge for 2018! Students from Years 7 and 8 chose their favourite from a list of 20 shortlisted titles, with Being Miss Nobody being crowned the

Tamsin Winter Reading Rampage

David’s great discovery!

Author, archaeologist and diver David Gibbins has been part of a team who have unearthed the remains of a 17th century shipwreck off the coast of Cornwall, uncovering never-before-seen canons and an anchor from the East India Company ship President, which

President shipwreck