What a week for the Children’s and YA department! Here are the highlights…
The US cover for Kereen Getten’s fabulous Middle Grade novel about friendship and loss, When Life Gives You Mangos, has been revealed and it’s stunning. This brilliant book will be published in the US in Septmber this year by Penguin Random House / Delacorte.
We are beyond thrilled to announce that Poonam Mistry has been longlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Kate Greenaway Medal for the second time, for her gorgeous picture book, You’re Snug With Me (Lantana). Huge congratulations, Poonam!
Saving Missy (HarperCollins / HarperFiction), Beth Morrey’s stunning newly published debut, has hit No. 6 in the Sunday Times bestseller list in its second week of sales. The novel was also featured in an article in Stylist this week, named “Uplifting Tales of Modern Women”. Both Marian Keyes’ Grown Ups and Saving Missy were featured, and the Stylist team wrote: “So although we are huge fans Marian Keyes, always here for her latest novel, this week Saving Missy just pips it, for putting a 79-year-old woman front and centre, and exploring often overlooked issues of social isolation and loneliness with such tenderness.”
Clare Pooley’s wonderful uplit novel, The Authenticity Project, debuted on the Indie Bestseller List in the US this week at No. 11! The novel was published in the US this month by Penguin Random House / Pamela Dorman Books, and will be published in the UK by Penguin Random House / Transworld in April.
The Wreckage (Orion / Trapeze) by Robin Morgan-Bentley, which was published on 6th February, has hit an outstanding No. 1 in the Apple Audio Store, and has been named as The Times Audiobook of the Week!
Agency Author and body positivity activist, Michelle Elman, is the February cover girl for Glamour Magazine!
I’M @GlamourMagUK ‘s FEB COVER GIRL
Proud to be the face of #TheSelfLoveIssue . Whilst self love is an overused term, I’m here for more education to be injected into convo. We can’t talk self love w/o toxic relationships + boundaries so here’s to the practical side of self love pic.twitter.com/J1XHgyNIfh
— Michelle Elman (@ScarredNtScared) February 17, 2020
Leah Hazard’s brilliant medical memoir, Hard Pushed, which quickly claimed top spot in the hardback charts after its publication in May last year, was published in paperback this week by Penguin Random House / Cornerstone.