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Network Member of the Month is Andrew Sharp. Andrew is a publishing consultant
specialising in rights (BBA Rights Professional of the Year
My Name is Why by Lemn Sissay
(Canongate Books) is shortlisted for the Slightly Foxed best biography prize.
Luna Press Publishing have 3 titles in the British
Science Fiction Association Book Awards longlists: For Your Own
Good (in Wourism and Other Stories) by Ian Whates
(Best Shorter Fiction), A Shadow Within: Evil in Fantasy and Science
Fiction by Francesca T Barbini (ed) and About Writing by Gareth L Powell
(both nominated for Best Non-Fiction).
The James Reckitt Hull Childrens Book Award 2020
shortlist includes D-Day Dog by Tom Palmer (Barrington
London Book Fair Trailblazer Awards Longlist includes Elizabeth
Beck, digital and production coordinator at Saraband (Publishing Perspectives, 9 January 2020).
BBC Four is currently showing Norwegian crime series Wisting (available on iPlayer), which is based on author
Jørn Lier Horst's detective novels, The Hunting Dogs and The Caveman published in English by
Nightboat to Tangier by Kevin
Barry (Canongate Books) is to be adapted for the big screen by
Hollywood actor Michael Fassbender (The Bookseller 18 December 2019). This book
also features in The Thrillist's Best Books of 2019 lists.
Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi
and translated by Marilyn Booth (Sandstone Press) features in The Thrillist's Best Books of 2019 lists.
Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
(Canongate Books) is one of The Independent's 40 best books of the
Good Boy by Mal Peet (author) and Emma
Shoard (illustrator) (Barrington Stoke) and An Illustrated Treasury of Scottish Castle
Legends (Floris Books) by Theresa Breslin (author) and
Kate Leiper (illustrator) are both nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020.
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
2020 nominations feature five titles published by
and one by Floris Books