In other news…


It’s been a lovely autumn, with the release of Mike Carey’s film The Girl with all the Gifts, which stars the amazing Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close. Other hightlights include:

Simon Scarrow’s new book entered the Bookscan charts at number 6. This particularly exciting story involves Macro and Cato having to defend a silver mine against native rebels.

The paperback of Claire North’s The Sudden Appearance of Hope comes out in January, so save your Christmas vouchers for this one! It tells of the strange existence of a woman everyone forgets, and is a jaw-dropping essay on social media.

Anne Perry’s next Christmas story, A Christmas Message, is out now: the perfect gift. In this one, Narraway and Vespasia journey to the Holy Land. Convinced they’re being followed, and taking a holy fool under their wing, they travel to a mysterious dinner in Jerusalem.

Mike Carey is developing some new TV series, and has started adapting his latest book, Fellside, as a feature film. He’s about to start his next book, too.

Kay Sexton has won the Woollongong Short Story Prize, and I’m just launching her debut novel.

Kitty Ferguson has updated her biography of Stephen Hawking, in celebration of his 75th birthday in January. Better ask Santa for more book vouchers!

Emma Adams wrote a short audio play for visitors to the Bronte Parsonage, as part of the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Bronte season.

Lots more in the works!

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Lots going on!
Emma Adams has a new play commission from Space 2.
Mike Carey continues work on his two movies and two TV series, as well as writing his next book. The paperback of The Girl With all the Gifts comes out next month, and he’s done a webchat for The Guardian today. This book got fabulous mentions by Martina Cole (“it’s amazing”) and Joss Whedon (“A jewel”).
The City of Silk and Steel, which Mike co-wrote with his wife Linda and daughter Louise, is now out in paperback. It’s a 1001 Nights-style tale of a lost city in the desert: “A thrilling tale,” as Publishers Weekly says.
Anne Perry’s currently touring the US for her new paperback there, Death on Blackheath – a New York Times bestseller.
Simon Scarrow’s new paperback is out – The Blood Crows. Macro and Cato are back in Britain…and really wish they weren’t. Great trailer here:
Catherine Webb revealed herself as Claire North, author of the amazing First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, in an interview with BBC Radio 2.   We’ve been very amused by the speculation on who Claire North was a pseudonym for, which included Kate Atkinson, Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, William Boyd or Julian Barnes.