Olivia Sudjic shortlisted for The London Magazine and Collyer Bristow Prize

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.

(Agent for Olivia Sudjic: Emma Paterson)

HBO to develop Kristen Roupenian’s debut short story collection You Know You Want This

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.

(Agent for Kristen Roupenian: Emma Paterson, on behalf of Jenni Ferrari-Adler at Union Literary)

Mukherjee and Mina Shortlisted for Theakstons Award

We are thrilled to announce that A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee and The Long Drop by Denisa Mina have been shortlisted for the Theaksons Crime Novel Award 2018.

The six titles on the shortlist will feature in a six-week promotion in libraries and W H Smith stores. The winner, decided partially by the results of a public vote and also by the deliberation of a judging panel, will be announced at the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate on 19th July.

The judges are festival programming chair Lee Child, Nick Johnson of W H Smith, Matt Nixson of The Mail on Sunday, BBC Radio 2 Book Club producer Joe Haddow and Theakston executive director Simon Theakston.

For more information, please see here.

(Agent for Abir Mukherjee: Sam Copeland; Agent for Denise Mina: Peter Robinson)

RCW Authors Longlisted for Gordon Burn Prize

We are delighted that To Throw Away Unopened by Viv AlbertineH(A)PPY by Nicola Barker and The Debatable Land by Graham Robb have been longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2018.

The prize seeks to reward some of the boldest and most fearless new books published in the United Kingdom and the United States. Denise Mina was the winner of the 2017 prize for her true crime novel, The Long Drop.

The shortlist will be announced on 19 July and the prize itself will be awarded at Durham Town Hall at the Durham Book Festival, a Durham County Council festival, on Thursday 11 October 2018.

For more information, please see here.

Agent for Viv Albertine: Georgia Garrett; agent for Nicola Barker: Matthew Marland; Agent for Graham Robb: Natasha Fairweather)