This week we are celebrating bestselling books in translation, ‘Insta It Books’ and a couple of stateside publications.
We adore the German version The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley (Goldmann); this warm, poignant and uplifting New York Times bestseller and Radio 2 Book Club pick, is loved by readers from across the globe.
Look at the German edition of The Authenticity Project, proudly sporting a SPIEGEL BESTSELLER flag!!! It’s amazing seeing Julian and the gang making so many friends around the world. Thank you to everyone who’s read and recommended ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/nqfO1fhG3x
— Clare Pooley (@cpooleywriter) September 9, 2021
Sara Nisha Adams had a short story featured in S Magazine this week. She introduces us to Lucie whose return to her local salon for the first time post-lockdown brings memories of her teenage years, and of her late mother, flooding back. If her short story whets your appetite for more of Sara’s writing then look no further than her wonderful debut The Reading List (HarperCollins / HarperFiction).
Nikki May’s Wahala (Penguin Random House / Doubleday) and Charmaine Wilkerson’s Black Cake (Penguin Random House / Penguin Michael Joseph) featured in Grazia’s article on ‘The Rise of the Insta It Book’. We can only agree that these two debuts are going to be all anyone is talking about when they are released early next year!
We're in Grazia! We're both 'It Books' – and look what wonderful company were in 🔥🔥🔥
And a well-deserved shout-out to @marianneissaelk for my stunning cover. #WahalaBook #Grazia @HJ_Barnes
— Nikki May (@NikkiOMay) September 8, 2021
The Long Long Afternoon by Inga Vesper (Bonnier / Manilla Press) was at #9 on The Bookseller heatseekers chart! We can’t think of a better way to spend your time than reading Inga’s page-turning mystery and being transported to the shimmering suburbia of 1950’s Santa Monica; and the Rare Birds Book Club agree as they have selected The Long Long Afternoon as their September book club pick.
Massive congratulations go to Imogen Clark as she reached the staggering milestone of ONE MILLION readers across all titles this week! An amazing achievement for one of the best women’s book club fiction writers around.
Circus of Stolen Dreams by Lorelai Savaryn (Philomel) was selected as Best Children’s Book by the Bank Street College of Education. We hope even more Middle Graders will read this wonderfully inventive, deliciously creepy debut.
Delighted to share that THE CIRCUS OF STOLEN DREAMS was chosen as a Best Children’s Book by the Bank Street College of Education for readers 9-12 @penguinkids @MMLitAgency @PhilomelBooks @VikingChildrens pic.twitter.com/JL2tgydpNv
— Lorelei Savaryn Author (@LoreleiSavaryn) September 6, 2021
There’s still time to get tickets to hear the wonderful Miranda Malins talking about Cromwell and his daughters this weekend; a subject she does perfect justice to in her novel The Puritan Princess (Hachette / Orion).
Tickets are still available to see @MirandaMalins talk about her @HistoriaHWA debut crown nominated novel The Puritan Princess and preview the next instalment – The Rebel Daughter! 👑https://t.co/VLfIGs2jiV
— Madeleine Milburn Agency (@MMLitAgency) September 10, 2021
We have these amazing books launching stateside this week:
First up we have Danny Chung Sums it Up by Maisie Chan (Abrams); a tale of growing up, the power of family and the joy of learning about your heritage. We are sure Danny will wow US and Canadian readers alike.
Finally we have these fantastic international deals to share with you!
The second book in Katie Kirby’s Lottie Brooks series has sold to Albatros Media in Slovakia.
Gwen and Art Are Not in Love by Lex Croucher has been sold to Verus in Brazil.