Not one but two JULA authors have been shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Readers’ Awards 2019. A huge congratulations to Candice Carty-Williams, who has been shortlisted for the Breakthrough Author Award for her debut novel Queenie, and to Kit de Waal whose first YA novel, Becoming Dinah, is on the Young Adult Award shortlist. Time to get voting!
Ayoade on Top – Richard’s ‘funniest creation yet’ (Jesse Eisenberg) – is out now. Listen to Richard talk about the book on Saturday Live
and then get yourself a copy!
Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce has been shortlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association’s Debut Crown Award 2019. Congratulations AJ!
Five incredible books by JULA authors have been published in the last seven days. Nadia Shireen’s Billy and the Dragon, The Sound of the Hours by Karen Campbell, Emma Smith-Barton’s debut The Million Pieces of Neena Gill, Kit de Waal’s The Trick to Time in paperback AND her debut YA novel Becoming Dinah!
The Bookshop on the Shore by Jenny Colgan and Brian Bilston’s Diary of a Somebody have been named as ‘books you have to read for June‘ by the Reader’s digest. Both books are published this week.
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams has been named by the Guardian as one of the best books of 2019 so far – this of course is no surprise to us. See the article here.
We are delighted! Congratulations Nadia!
Jo Unwin has been shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year 2019. The winner will be revealed tonight at the British Books Awards. We are all so proud of you Jo!
The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2019 has been awarded to our very own Nina Stibbe for her brilliant, warm and hilarious novel Reasons to Be Cheerful. We are so pleased – well done Nina! Read more here.
Congratulations to Emma Smith-Barton’s whose debut novel The Million Pieces of Neena Gill has been chosen as The Bookseller’s One to Watch for July! UK publication is 11th July.
Queenie has been published in the UK and is having the incredible reception it deserves! Read the Guardian review here.
The explosive finale to the best-selling INK trilogy is out today!
Reasons to Be Cheerful had its UK publication on 28th March. Read the Guardian’s review here.
Queenie is out in the US and getting incredible reviews. Not long now until UK publication, 11th April.
Read the Guardian’s review of We Must Be Brave here
Lucy’s brilliant book is one of Stylist Magazine’s best books of February
Out January next year.
Coming out on 2nd November!
The finale to Jenny’s wonderful Mure series.
Out in May!
We’re delighted, congratulations Kit!
Kit de Waal is editing an anthology of Working Class Writers, and it’s 90% funded. Help it get to 100% by pledging your support through Unbound.
Couldn’t agree more. Read the full review here.
JULA is incredibly proud of Alice!
Take a look at the gorgeous French edition of Paradise Lodge