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I am one of the Costa Book Award judges this year. The Costa Book Awards is the only major UK book prize that is open solely to authors resident in the UK and Ireland and also, uniquely, recognises the most enjoyable books across five categories – First Novel, Novel, Biography, […]

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I do hope to meet some of you at one of these events this year: Sunday 14th June, 6pm, Borders Book Festival, Melrose, Scottish Borders, Tickets Wednesday 24th June, time tbc,  Head in a Book, Hull library Saturday 4th July, 2pm, Salon Harrogate, with Cathy Rentzenbrink, Harrogate Literature Festival, Crown Hotel, […]

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(Japanese cover of The Humans by Shinsuke Yoshitake) Reasons to Stay Alive has found some wonderful new homes around the world. It will be published in: America by Viking Canada by Harper Avenue Germany by DTV Spain by Planeta Sweden by Massolit Brazil by Intrinseca Netherlands by Lebowski Italy by Ponte alle Grazie China by Ginkgo […]

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I am one of the Costa Book Award judges this year.

The Costa Book Awards is the only major UK book prize that is open solely to authors resident in the UK and Ireland and also, uniquely, recognises the most enjoyable books across five categories – First Novel, Novel, Biography, Poetry and Children’s Book – published in the last year.

I’ll be judging the First Novel category. If you’d like to download the entry form it’s here. The deadline is 26th June. Looking forward to reading the entries.

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I’m meeting fellow judges, Samantha Shannon and Alice Levine, tomorrow to draw up our shortlist for the BBC Young Writers’ Award 2015.  The winner will have their story broadcast on BBC Radio 1 as well as receiving personalised mentoring sessions from an adult author. There are some brilliant stories on the long list.

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Cover The Humans(Japanese cover of The Humans by Shinsuke Yoshitake)

Reasons to Stay Alive has found some wonderful new homes around the world. It will be published in:

America by Viking

Canada by Harper Avenue

Germany by DTV

Spain by Planeta

Sweden by Massolit

Brazil by Intrinseca

Netherlands by Lebowski

Italy by Ponte alle Grazie

China by Ginkgo

Taiwan by CommonWealth Magazine

South Korea by KPI

Norway by Libretto

Catalan by Empuries

F. A. Thorpe – large print

For any further information on international rights please contact the Canongate Rights team.

The Humans will be published in:

America by Free Press

Germany by DTV

German Audio by Der Horverlag

W F Howes large print

W F Howes audio

Italy by Einuadi

Korea by Mirae

Greece by Klidarithmos

Taiwan by Spring Internationa

Russia by Sinbad

Brazil by Pensamento

Spain by Roca

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Japan by Hayakawa

Hungary by Pesci

France by Helium

Turkey by Kolektif

Catalan by Empuries

Canada by Harper Collins

Large print America by Thorndike

China by Xiron

Poland by PWN

Sweden by Massolit

 

 

 

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I do hope to meet some of you at one of these events this year:

Sunday 14th June, 6pm, Borders Book Festival, Melrose, Scottish Borders, Tickets

Wednesday 24th June, time tbc,  Head in a Book, Hull library

Saturday 4th July, 2pm, Salon Harrogate, with Cathy Rentzenbrink, Harrogate Literature Festival, Crown Hotel, Harrogate, Tickets

Wednesday 15th July, 7pm – 8.30pm, I’m interviewing Cathy Rentzenbrink and we’ll be talking about her new book, The Last Act of LoveFoyles London, Charing Cross Road, London

Saturday 18th July, 3pm, Curious Arts Festival, Pylewell Park , East End, SO41 5SJ LymingtonTickets

Sunday 19th July, Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, Tickets 

Friday 31st July – Sunday 2nd August, date and time tbc, Port Eliot Festival

Sun 16 Aug 2:15pm – 3:15pm, Siobhan Dowd Trust Memorial Lecture, Edinburgh Festival, Royal Bank of Scotland Garden Theatre. Tickets go on sale at 8:30am on Tuesday 23 June.

Tue 18 Aug 7:30pm – 9:00pm, Stepping Away from the Edge, Edinburgh Festival, with Debi Gliori, Rory O’Connor and Richard Holloway. Tickets go on sale at 8:30am on Tuesday 23 June.

Friday 28th – Sunday 30th August, date and time tbc, Greenbelt Festival

Saturday 12th September, tbc, Chiswick Book Festival

Saturday 3rd October, Cheltenham Festival

Friday 16th October, date and time tbc, Isle of Wight literary festival

Friday 23rd October, 6.30pm, Dundee Literary Festival

Sunday 1st November, tbc, Waterstones Brighton

Friday 13th November, tbc, Crossing Border Festival, Netherlands

Saturday 14th November, time tbc, You Book Day, London

Friday 20th – Sunday 29th November, time and date tbc, Folkestone Festival

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Sydney Writers’ Festival

I’m very much looking forward to going to the Sydney Writers’ Festival. I’m taking part in three events:

Friday 22nd May, 3-4pm, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Neuroses and Diagnoses: Characters and their Psychology Free with Anne Buist and Michael Christie, Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Free

Sunday 24th May, 10-11am, Sydney Writers’ Festival, The Happiness Dilemma with Paul Dolan, Amanda Lohrey and Rebecca Huntley, Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Tickets

Sunday 24th May, 1.30-2.30pm, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Darkness and Light with Brooke Davis and Meredith Jaffe, Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Tickets

Hope to see some of you there.