‘I Belong to No-One’, the emotional memoir of Australian writer GWEN WILSON, will be published in July 2015 by Hachette Australia. Described by the author: “In 1970s Australia, teen pregnancy, illegitimacy and domestic abuse were shameful secrets that women were trapped by.” This is her story of everything she lost, and how hard she fought to survive. Click here for Gwen Wilson’s blog.
A new crime series by SALLY ANDREW is planned by Canongate for autumn 2015. The South African-set books combine crime and cooking, based in the rural Karoo region. The first book is Tannie Marie’s Recipes for Love and Murder. Described as reminiscent of Alexander McCall Smith.Follow Sally on Twitter.
A ‘steamy romantic trilogy’ by TV presenter DEBBIE FLINT is to be published by Choc Lit. The first of the three, Hawaiian Affair, was released in e-book format at Christmas with paperback edition following this year. Flint, a presenter on home shopping channel QVC, started her career on children’s television, replacing Philip Schofield in the Broom Cupboard on the BBC. She helped launch BBC Daytime TV with Eamonn Holmes and hosted her own BBC1 gameshow Meet the Challenge.For more about Debbie Flint’s Hawaiian trilogy, click here.
Post Mortem is the debut crime novel by former Metropolitan Police homicide officer KATE LONDON. It will be published in August 2015 by Corvus as part of a two-book deal. London was a serving police officer for eight years until 2014.Post Mortem is about the death of a teenage girl and a police officer, who fall from a London tower block.
Addlands by TOM BULLOUGH follows three generations working on a rural Radnorshire farm. Described as a vast and intricate novel, it encompasses war, women’s rights and technological progress in the 20th century plus the details of rural life, every contour of the land, every tree and leaf. To be published by Granta. Bullough’s previous novels include The Claude Glass, set in the Welsh Borders in 1980.
For more about Tom Bullough, click here for his website.
Granta will publish debut novel This Living and Immortal Thing by AUSTIN DUFFY. It tells the story of an Irish oncologist working in a New York hospital. Duffy, who when he is not writing is an oncologist, has written a tale of life and death.This Living and Immortal Thing will be published in spring 2016.
Corvus will publish Try Not to Breathe, the psychological thriller by debut novelist HOLLY SEDDON in spring 2016. It is the story of journalist Alex, struggling with alcoholism, who investigates the case of Amy who has been in a coma for 15 years since being attacked as a schoolgirl.For Holly Seddon’s blog, click here.