Michelle Magorian Nominated for the ALMA

RCW is delighted to announce that Michelle Magorian has been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest award for children’s literature.

The ALMA was established by the Swedish government to honour the memory of author, Astrid Lindgren and to promote interest in children’s and young adult literature around the world.

The winner will be announced in March 2018.

For more information about the award, please see here.

(Agent for Michelle Magorian: Claire Wilson)

RCW Represents the Raymond Chandler Estate

We are delighted to announce that RCW and The Agency (London) Ltd have been asked to represent the Estate of Raymond ChandlerTogether we will oversee the author’s work across publishing and all media with immediate effect.

Peter Straus says: ‘It is a real honour to be entrusted with the work of such a great writer. Raymond Chandler remains one of the defining writers of the Twentieth Century, he invented a style which has never been surpassed. His work has given pleasure to millions and I and my colleagues are determined to increase and extend that readership.’

Raymond Chandler was a highly successful and influential crime novelist known for such works as The Big SleepFarewell, My Lovely and The Long Goodbye, all of which were made into films. The Chandler Estate was previously managed by the late Ed Victor Literary Agency director Graham C Greene, and Ed Victor himself.

(Agent for the Estate of Raymond Chandler: Peter Straus)

RCW Authors Shotlisted for Saltire Society Award

We are pleased to announce that four of our authors feature on the shortlist for the Saltire Society’s Fiction Book of the Year Award 2017:

Jason Donald  Dalila

James Kelman – That Was a Shiver

Bernard MacLaverty  Midwinter Break

Denise MinaThe Long Drop

Widely regarded as Scotland’s most prestigious book awards, the Saltire Literary Awards are organised by the Saltire Society, a non-political independent charity founded in 1936 which aims to celebrate the Scottish imagination.

The winner will be announced on 30th November, Saint Andrew’s Day.

For more information about the prize, please see here.

(Agent for Jason Donald: Sam Copeland; Agent for James Kelman and Bernard MacLaverty: Gill Coleridge; Agent for Denis Mina: Peter Robinson)

Denise Mina Wins Gordon Burn Prize

We are delighted to announce that Denise Mina has won the Gordon Burn Prize for The Long Drop.

The prize seeks to reward a title which represents the spirit and sensibility of the writer Gordon Burn.  One of the judges, Ian Sansom, said: “Denise Mina’s The Long Drop is a truly startling and shocking work whose great literary ambition and inventiveness is matched by its moral complexity. In the opinion of the judges, the book upholds and continues that great tradition of literature both as a form of radical inquiry and as great pleasure, epitomised in the work of Gordon Burn.”

For more information about the prize, please see here.

(Agent for Denise Mina: Peter Robinson)

Alys Conran Shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year

We are delighted to hear that Pigeon by Alys Conran has been shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2017.

Administered by Literature Wales, the award is presented to the best Welsh-language and English-language works first published in the preceding year in the fields of creative writing and literary criticism in three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction.

The winners will be announced at an Award Ceremony on Monday 13th November in Cardiff.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Alys Conran: Jenny Hewson)