Emma Adams’s play Animals got great reviews. London City Nights said: “As funny as it is relevant… with its willingness to get weird, creative and disgusting it hit all my critical bases. A winner.” Plays To See said: “The horror of the play lies in its plausibility, and its potential as the future of our society. The play is never excessive, always purposeful in its movement: the cruelty of the Sandwich Circle’s cannibalism is balanced against the cruelty of the Utility’s enforced euthanasia. And perhaps we may find ourselves a little uneasy at the play’s comedy, which is full and rich in its conception.”
Richard Askwith was a finalist for the Thwaites Wainwright Prize for Running Free. He didn’t win, but was in excellent company. It’s an incredibly evocative and interesting book.
Mike Carey’s dramatization of his book The Girl with all the Gifts starts filming on Monday with Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close.
Brian Daniel’s play Where’s Your Mama Gone is running at the Hen and Chickens Pub: a unique perspective on the Yorkshire Ripper, and the collateral damage to the families of the victims:
Sean Hutson has a new novel out at last – Monolith – and Caffeine Nights will be re-issuing his backlist with bold new covers. A triumphant return of this iconic writer.
Anne Perry has a new novel out in hardcover. Corridors of the Night is a ‘Monk’ novel about the dawn of blood transfusion – a particularly compelling addition to her canon.
Simon Scarrow’s latest book is published on 4 June. Hearts of Stone is a moving novel set among the Greek Resistance fighters in World War II.
Catherine Webb, writing as Claire North, has a new book out. Touch is described by Kirkus as “A dark thriller that asks readers to imagine whom they would be if they could be anyone. Literally.” and concludes, “The high stakes and breakneck pace of the plot will draw readers in, and the meditations on what it means to be human and to be loved will linger long after the last shot is fired.”