Megan Hunter Nominated for Aspen Words Prize

We are delighted that The End We Start From by Megan Hunter by has been longlisted for the inaugural Aspen Words Literary Prize.

The first ever fiction prize by the Aspen Institute, the Aspen Words Prize aims to celebrate a work which “illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture”.

The titles on the longlist were selected from 144 nominees. The five finalists will be announced in March 2018.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Megan Hunter: Emma Paterson)


Bernard MacLaverty Wins Bord Gáis Novel of the Year Award

RCW is thrilled that Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty has won Novel of the Year in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017.

The awards, which were set up in 2007, aim to celebrate the extraordinary quality of Irish writing, to help bring the best books to a wider readership annually, and to promote an industry under severe competitive pressures.

For more information about the award, please see here.

(Agent for Bernard MacLaverty: Gill Coleridge)

RCW Titles are the Guardian’s Best Books of 2017

We are delighted to see so many of our authors featured on the Guardian’s list of the Best Books of 2017.

Nicola Barker, Philip Hensher, Pankaj Mishra and Ian Rankin all chose their best books of the year for ‘Part One‘ of the feature. in ‘Part Two‘, selections were made by Sebastian Barry, David Kynaston, Mariella Frostrup, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Joe Dunthorne and Marina Warner.

Many of our titles were selected by others:

Swing Time by Zadie Smith – Jennifer Egan

After Kathy Acker by Chris Kraus – Anne Enright

Midwinter Break by Bernard MacLaverty – Anne Enright

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry – Val McDermid, David Nicholls, Jackie Kay, Lucy Hughes-Hallet, Kirsty Wark, Chigozie Obioma and Ali Smith

The Long Drop by Denise Mina – Val McDermid and Pankaj Mishra

The White Book by Han Kang – Jon McGregor

East West Street by Philippe Sands – Ali Smith

Tell Me How it Ends by Valeria Luiselli – Ali Smith

Joining the Dots by Juliet GardinerDavid Kynaston

First Love by Gwendoline Riley – Paul Murray and Rupert Thomson

State of Freedom by Neel Mukherjee – Paul Murray

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss – Katie Roiphe

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Zadie Smith, Philippe Sands, Juliet Gardiner, David Kynaston, Joe Dunthorne and Philip Hensher: Georgia Garrett; Agent for Chris Kraus, Han Kang and Valeria Luiselli: Laurence Laluyaux; Agent for Bernard MacLaverty: Gill Coleridge; Agent for Sebastian Barry and Mariella Frostrup: Natasha Fairweather; Agent for Denise Mina: Sam Copeland; Agent for Gwendoline Riley, Nicole Krauss and Frank Cottrell-Boyce: Zoe Waldie; Agent for Neel Mukherjee and Pankaj Mishra: Peter Straus; Agent for Nicola Barker: Matthew Marland; Agent for Marina Warner: Cara Jones)

Lissa Evans Shortlisted for a Blue Peter Book Award

We are delighted that Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans has been nominated for a Blue Peter Book Award in the Best Story category.

Since 2000, the Blue Peter Book Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children.

The winners of the awards will be picked by a reading panel comprised of hundreds of children in schools all around the UK.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Lissa Evans: Georgia Garrett)

RCW Titles Chosen as Books of the Year by the New Statesman

We are delighted that the works of seven of our authors have been chosen by contributors as Books of the Year 2017 for a guide in the New Statesman:

A State of Freedom by Neel Mukherjee – mentioned by Rose Tremain

East West Street by Philippe Sands – Elif Shafak

Mr Lear by Jenny Uglow – Claire Tomalin and Michael Prodger

Icebreaker by Horatio Clare – Philip Hoare

Nutshell by Ian McEwan – Melvyn Bragg

The Secret Life by Andrew O’Hagan – Andrew Marr

How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran – Stuart Maconie

Towards Mellbreak by Marie-Elsa Bragg – Rowan Williams

For more information about the guide, please see here.

(Agent for Neel Mukherjee, Ian McEwan, Andrew O’Hagan and Mari-Elsa Bragg: Peter Straus; Agent for Philippe Sands and Caitlin Moran: Georgia Garrett; Agent for Jenny Uglow: Gill Coleridge; Agent for Horatio Clare: Zoe Waldie)