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Weekly Highlights 22nd-28th June

The sun is finally shining! Here are the highlights.

Holly Bourne’s hilariously honest contemporary novel, How Do You Like Me Now? has been spotted on a poster in the London Underground.

Voting for the Dead Good Awards is still open, so if you missed the highlights last week, now is your chance to get voting. C.L. Taylor’s chilling psychological thriller, 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.

Mark Edwards has been nominated for The Cat and Mouse Award for Most Elusive Villain for his novel, Last of the Magpies. Fiona Barton’s The Suspect has been nominated The Nosy Parker Award for the Best Amateur Detective, alongside C.J. Tudor’s The Taking of Annie Thorne. Voting closes on Wednesday 17th July – get your votes in here.

Leah Hazard took part in a discussion on Women’s Hour on Tuesday. You can listen to the episode here.

Rona Halsall’s psychological thriller The Honeymoon is currently at No. 47 in the Amazon charts this week.

Lesley Sanderson has hit a brilliant 30,000 copies sold across both oh her titles.

Last Saturday it was Eleanor Oliphant Day in the US. Based on the multi-award winning novel by Gail HoneymanEleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, librarians, booksellers and readers were encouraged to do a random act of kindness and share their love for the book on social media using the hashtag #EleanorOliphantIsCompletelyFine.

And on the foreign rights front, Portuguese rights to C.J. Tudor’s The Other People sold to Planeta.

Spanish rights to Robin Morgan-Bentley’s The Wreckage sold to Debolsillo.

Polish rights to The Stranger Within by Kathryn Croft have sold to Burda Media.