Books for Black History Month and beyond

Celebrated in the UK each October, Black History Month recognises and champions Black excellence in British culture and society – and fosters an understanding of how these rich contributions have shaped our country’s history. With the theme Proud to Be, this month will salute the diverse legacies, achievements and individual stories of those making their […]

T.M. Logan takes home the Silver Nielsen Bestseller Award for The Holiday

T.M. Logan has been awarded the Silver Nielsen Bestseller Award in recognition of his thriller The Holiday (Zaffre) having now sold over 250,000 copies to date in the UK alone. The Nielsen Bestseller Awards use data from Nielsen BookScan and Nielsen PubTrack Digital to identify and celebrate the UK’s bestselling books. Logan was honoured in […]

Books to give Bond a run for his money

Bond. Is. Back. Nearly two years after its original release date, No Time to Die finally makes its way onto the big screen. Fans can follow Fleming’s finest on his latest globetrotting adventure – with Daniel Craig stepping into the tux for the fifth and final time before he drives his jet pack off into the sunset. […]

Stacey Halls longlisted for the Portico Prize

Stacey Halls’ Mrs England has been longlisted for the prestigious Portico Prize, the biennial award for the book that best evokes the spirit of the North of England, open to new works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. The West Yorkshire-set Mrs England features on a 14-strong longlist drawn up by Portico’s Society of Readers and […]

Raybearer crowned at the ABCD ’21 awards

The Academy of British Cover Design (ABCD) hosted its annual awards ceremony at the Underbelly in Hoxton on 23rd September, with the audience casting their vote for their favourite cover designs from shortlists whittled down from nearly 1500 entries. Jordan Ifueko’s Raybearer (Hot Key Books) took home the prize in the Young Adult category. Designed […]

“It reverberates to this day”: Lynda La Plante celebrates 30 years of Prime Suspect

In front of a packed house at the BFI Southbank, Lynda La Plante took to the stage on September 19th to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Prime Suspect and the publication of the latest Jane Tennison adventure, Unholy Murder. After the breakthrough success of her BAFTA-nominated crime drama Widows, Lynda La Plante’s screenwriting career was […]

International Literacy Day: Lockdown and the literacy gap

“Literacy is not just about educating; it is a unique and powerful tool to eradicate poverty and a strong means for social and human progress.” 8th September marks International Literacy Day: both a celebration of the joys of reading and an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of literacy and learning across all ages, […]

The making of an audiobook: STAGS 4: TIGERS

TIGERS, the penultimate instalment of the barnstorming STAGS saga, showcases a series truly baring its teeth. M.A. Bennett returns with a globe-trotting tale that takes us from the shadowy halls of St. Aidan the Great to the sun-battered streets of Rajasthan. Part-mystery, part-love story, and unflinching in its critique of the legacy of British colonialism; […]

Stories for your summer of sport

The summer of sport is officially in full swing. First came the Euros – where football walked up the drive, knocked on the door, but ultimately decided against coming home; before the Olympic Games caught the imagination with two weeks of truly thrilling competition. And with the Paralympics right round the corner, we still have […]