With 2015 just a couple of weeks away, it’s time to look forward to some great books that are coming out next year.
Emily Bullock’s debut novel, The Longest Fight, will be published at the end of January by award-winning publisher Myriad Editions. From Myriad’s website: “Set in 1950s London amidst the gritty and violent world of boxing, this beautiful and brutal debut is the story of one man’s struggle to overcome the mistakes and tragedies of his past.”
Emily was discovered in our Volume 4 Anthology by literary agent Ed Wilson who subsequently secured Emily a publishing deal with Myriad. Emily’s short story, My Girl, won the 2011 Bristol Short Story Prize.
In March, Brick Lane Publishing are releasing Joanna Campbell’s new novel, Tying Down the Lion, which is set in 1960s Berlin. From Brick Lane Publishing’s website: “In the summer of 1967 the Bishop family drive away from their suburban home in England for a holiday. Their destination is Berlin, a city sliced in two by the Cold War and where friends and relatives are ripped apart by the Wall. Will the journey unite the Anglo-German family, or divide them?”
Joanna’s short story, Struthio Camelus, was published in our Volume 3 Anthology and more recently, another of Joanna’s short stories, Wind and Water, was shortlisted for the 2013 Bristol Short Story Prize and published in our Volume 5 Anthology
In May, And Other Stories will be publishing Angela Readman’s short story collection, Don’t Try This at Home – “each story packs its share of explosive material. In every one, quirky new strategies for surviving troubled lives are revealed, often through a transformative touch of contemporary magic.” (And Other Stories)
Angela was shortlisted for the 2012 Bristol Short Story Prize with her story, Yoki and the Toy Surprise. It was published in our Volume 5 Anthology.
Danielle McLaughlin’s debut collection of short stories will be published by John Murray in the U.K. and The Stinging Fly Press in Ireland next year. There is, as yet, no publication date for Danielle’s collection but expect to see lots of coverage of this eagerly anticipated book.
Danielle has had two stories published in our anthologies: in 2012 Last Days of the Unicorn was published in our fifth anthology and earlier this year Beached was shortlisted for the 2014 Bristol Short Story Prize and published in our 7th anthology.
Lu Hersey has been part of the Bristol Short Story Prize family from the very start and plays a key role in reading the submissions and selecting the longlist. So we’re really delighted that Lu’s debut novel, Deep Water, will be published by Usborne in the summer – a “mesmerising mystery set in a beautiful, remote Cornish village.”(Usborne)
Congratulations to all the writers, we can’t wait to spread the word about the books when they come out.