Tributes pour in for much-loved RCW author Antonio Carluccio

Commendatore Antonio Carluccio, who died on the morning of November 8th aged 80,  was an OBE, OMRI and a highly respected and loved Italian cookery writer, cook, restaurateur, food expert and television presenter. He was regarded as the Godfather of Italian cooking. Raised in the rural North West of Italy, Antonio had a rare breadth of culinary knowledge which, during a long and very successful career, he shared irrepressibly with the British public.

In 1981 Antonio opened the Neal Street Restaurant in Covent Garden, London before going on to co-found Carluccio’s restaurant group,  which has become one of the UK’s most successful and well-known brands.

Pat White represented Antonio for over thirty years working with him on more than twenty cookery books including his bestselling final book,  Vegetables, which was published in 2016. He will be sorely missed.

(Agent for Commendatore Antonio Carluccio OBE: Pat White)

The End We Start Chosen as Belletrist’s Book Pick

RCW is delighted to announce that Megan Hunter‘s The End We Start From has been chosen by Belletrist as their Book Pick for November.

Founded by Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss, Belletrist features a different book and an independent bookstore every month. Their intention is to celebrate great books and the people who read them and they describe The End We Start From as “a gorgeous and haunting tale”.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Megan Hunter: Emma Paterson)

RCW Authors Nominated for CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals

RCW is thrilled to announce that nine of our authors have been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018:

Sara BarnardA Quiet Kind of Thunder

Sarah CarrollThe Girl in Between

Horatio ClareAubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds

Lissa EvansWed Wabbit

Zana FraillonThe Ones That Disappeared

Mary HoffmanThe Ravenmaster’s Boy

Katherine RundellThe Explorer 

Scarlett ThomasDragon’s Green

Katherine Webber Wing Jones

We are also delighted that Building Boy by Ross Montgomery has been nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as ‘the one they want to win’, they are the gold standard in children’s literature.

For more information about the awards, see here.

(Agent for Sara Barnard, Sarah Carroll, Zana Fraillon, Mary Hoffman, Katherine Rundell, Katherine Webber and Ross Montgomery: Claire Wilson; Agent for Horatio Clare: Zoe Waldie; Agent for Lissa Evans and Scarlett Thomas: Georgia Garrett)

RCW Authors Longlisted for International Dublin Literary Award

We are delighted to announce that six of our authors have been longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2018:

Sebastian BarryDays Without End

Han Kang – Human Acts

James KelmanDirt Road

Ian McEwanNutshell

Sarah PerryThe Essex Serpent

Zadie Smith Swing Time

The International DUBLIN Literary Award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English. The Award is sponsored by Dublin City Council, the municipal government of Dublin, and administered by Dublin City Public Libraries. The Award aims to promote excellence in world literature. Nominations are submitted by library systems in major cities throughout the world. The award is now in its 23rd year.

For more information about the prize, please see here.

(Agent for Sebastian Barry: Natasha Fairweather; Agent for Han Kang: Laurence Laluyaux; Agent for James Kelman: Gill Coleridge; Agent for Ian McEwan: Peter Straus; Agent for Sarah Perry: Jenny Hewson; Agent for Zadie Smith: Georgia Garret)