Huge congratulations to Gabriel, whose outstanding debut novel Who They Was has been longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020. Who They Was will be published in September, and in the meantime, you can read an excerpt of his breathtaking work here.
The Queen reigns! Queenie is the winner of Debut of the Year and Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. We are over the moon. Congratulations to the incredible Candice, it couldn’t be more deserved.
Out in August!
It’s a wonderful achievement and so well deserved, huge congratulations to Candice!
Kit has been longlisted for a Carnegie Medal with Becoming Dinah, a feminist retelling of Moby Dick. A huge achievement, congratulations Kit!
A triumph – well done Frances!
Huge congratulations to Emma, who has been shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2020.
We are so pleased to announce that The Million Pieces of Neena Gill, by Emma Smith-Barton, edited by Naomi Colthurst (Puffin), has been longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2020. Congratulations Emma!
We couldn’t be more delighted, congratulations to Brian and Candice!
Congratulations Sarah! The awards are tonight and we’re keeping our fingers crossed.
Rose Ruane’s stunning debut is out now!
We’re over the moon – huge congratulations to Kit.
Congratulations Candice, long may Queenie reign!
Huge congratulations to Tamsin who has been shortlisted on the BBC National Short Story Award with My Beautiful Millenial! You can listen to her fantastic story here.
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.