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27 January 2020

Members' News

January 2020



Network Member of the Month  is Andrew Sharp. Andrew is a publishing consultant specialising in rights (BBA Rights Professional of the Year 2019). 



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 Stoke). 

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 Sandstone Press.

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 decade

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 Barrington Stoke

and one by Floris Books