For the inaugural Big Book Awards, ELLE celebrates the category of Women Writers with a longlist of titles that includes Misogynation by Laura Bates, America Is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo and Ponti by Sharlene Teo. The winning title will be announced in the October issue of ELLE.
The awards were formerly known as the Red House Book Awards, and are the only national award voted for solely by children. The Explorer is a modern classic of adventure, survival and friendship based around Fred, who finds himself having to try and survive when his tiny airplane crashes in the middle of the Amazon jungle.
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(Agent for Katherine Rundell: Claire Wilson)
We are delighted that Olivia Sudjic’s debut novel Sympathy has been shortlisted for a brand new literary award. The London Magazine and Collyer Bristow Prize celebrates exceptional literary fiction, awarding a stand-out debut work of fiction published in the UK between January 1st 2017 and December 31st 2017. The winner of the prize will receive £1000, presented at a prestigious literary event held at the Collyer Bristow Contemporary Art Gallery.
HBO has bought for development You Know You Want This, an anthology drama series project based on Kristen Roupenian’s forthcoming short story collection from former The Leftovers scribes Carly Wray and Lila Byock. Written and executive produced by Wray and Byock, You Know You Want This will explore the complex and often dark and funny connections between gender, sex and power across genres.
Roupenian’s collection will be published in early 2019 by Scout Press and Jonathan Cape. Her debut story in the New Yorker, Cat Person, became the magazine’s most-read story of 2017. Cat Person is part of the to-be-published collection, but is not included in the deal with HBO.