Exciting news for Anne Corlett; her novel, The Theatre of Glass and Shadows, will be published by Black and White next year.
Anne’s novel is the first acquisition for Black and White which is an imprint of Bonnier Books. Quoted on the publisher’s website, Publishing Director of Black and White, Sam Humphreys said: “As soon as I read Anne’s novel, I knew that not only did I have to publish it, I also wanted it to be the book that launched my list. It’s wonderfully captivating, imaginative and rich, and while I can see it appealing to fans of The Night Circus and The Doll Factory, for example, it also feels entirely and brilliantly original. I can’t wait to share it with the world.”
More from Black and White’s website: “Partly inspired by the vast immersive theatre productions of Punchdrunk, The Theatre of Glass and Shadows is set in an alternate London and tells the story of the city’s Theatre District. A walled area south of the river, where all involved are born into their roles, and follow their own rules; even the police have no jurisdiction there. But in a closed world where illusions abound, it’s easy for powerful men to control the narrative – and some will go to any lengths to ensure certain stories are never told.”
Many congratulations to Anne. We can’t wait to see the book hit the shelves next year and know it will find her many new readers.
Anne Corlett won third prize in the 2013 Bristol Short Story Prize for her story, Why I Waited. It is published in our Volume 6 anthology: https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/bristol-short-story-prize-volume-6