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Weekly Highlights 15th-21st July

We’ve got a cover reveal to kick off the highlights this week.

Brooke Harris’ The Forever Gift is due to be published in August this year, and is a heart breaking tale about motherhood and family.

Mark Edwards was one of two authors invited to the launch of the inaugural Capital Crime Festival this week. He sat in conversation with bestselling author Louise Candlish, hosted by BBC Radio 2 Book Club presenter, Joe Haddow, to talk about the global appeal of Crime and Thrillers. The Festival will take place in September this year.

The Dead Good Award shortlists have been announced and it’s time to get voting as four agency authors are up for prizes. C.L. Taylor’s Sleep has been nominated for two awards – the “Cancel All Plans Award for the Book You Can’t Put Down” and “The Dead Good Recommends Award for Most Recommended Book”.

Fiona Barton’s The Suspect and C.J. Tudor’s The Taking of Annie Thorne have also been nominated for the Awards – both for the “Nosy Parker Award for Best Amateur Detective” and Mark Edwards has been nominated for the “Cat and Mouse Award for Most Elusive Villain” for his novel The Last of the Magpies. Get your votes in by the Wednesday 17th July here.

Our favourite day has come around again. This Saturday, for the third year running, we celebrate Eleanor Oliphant day, inspired by Gail Honeyman’s wonderful novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Show your support on social media by using the hashtag #EleanorOliphantIsCompletelyFine. This is also a chance to get your hands on one of the gorgeous exclusive tote bags on sale from Out of Print.

Caroline Mitchell has hit the New York Times Audio bestseller list at No. 10 this week for her novel, Truth and Lies – a huge achievement.

Anna Fargher’s The Umbrella Mouse has sold 2322 copies this week, and is currently at No. 16 on the overall children’s list.

Illustrator Poonam Mistry attended the Carnegie Awards 2019 this week. She was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal for her debut picture book, You’re Safe With Me.

Rona Halsall’s The Honeymoon is in the Amazon Top 100 this week and has an average of 4.7 stars in reviews. Her sales are just shy of a phenomenal 60,000 copies.

With news from foreign rights, Dutch rights to Leah Hazard’s Hard Pushed have sold to Unieboek Spectrum.

Madeleine Milburn has been in New York this week to pitch our books to American editors. She attended 34 meetings in three days.