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Tom Rob Smith Tom Rob Smith, author of Child 44, will publish two new novels with Simon & Schuster. Both will be released after 2015. Child 44, which was published in 2008, has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. It is part of the author’s Russian trilogy, with The Secret Speech and Agent 6. Tom Hardy is to star in the film of Child 44 later this year. Rob Smith’s newest novel, The Farm, will also be published in 2014. Jami Attenberg Saint Mazie is the new book from Jami Attenberg, author of Waterstones Book Club selection The Middlesteins. His new novel is inspired by the true story of Mazie Phillips who ran a cinema and helped the homeless in New York in the early 1900s. Sergey Kuznetsov Butterfly Skin, a psychological thriller by Russian journalist Sergey Kuznetsov, is to be published in the UK by Titan Books in September as paperback and e-book. It will be translated from Russian by Andrew Bromfield. It follows a young journalist on the hunt for a serial killer and has been described as the Russian answer to The Silence of the Lambs. Lucy Hounsom A Waterstones employee, Hounsom’s debut fantasy novel Starborn and
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Jane Northumberland Weed is the new novel in the Poison Diaries series written by the Duchess of Northumberland and published by Bloomsbury’s digital-first imprint, Bloomsbury Reader. The books are inspired by the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle, the ancestral home of the Dukes of Northumberland. Weed, the troubled hero, journeys across the country in 19th-century England from his home in Alnwick. Weed, co-written with Hugh Sington, is released this month. Eliza Kennedy A debut comedy on sexual politics by US writer Eliza Kennedy is to be published in the UK by Jonathan Cape. I Take You is scheduled for publication in early 2015. It tells the story of a woman lawyer preparing for her wedding but finding herself unable to stop sleeping with other men. Kennedy has a law degree from Harvard and is married to author Joshua Ferris. Stephanie de Velasco A bestselling debut novel from Germany, Tiger Milk, is to be published in the UK in September next year by Head of Zeus. De Velasco’s novel is about two 14-year-old girls “on the loose” during a hot summer in Berlin called Tiger Milk. HoZ editorial director Laura Palmer says the author has captured what it is like being
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Katie Flynn Saga author Flynn, who has published 35 novels including The Runaway and First Love, Last Love, has signed a deal for four new novels. Cornerstone will publish two books a year, one in summer and one at Christmas, for the next two years. The first book will appear in hardback in August 2014, and in paperback in November 2014. Cal Moriarty Moriarty, a writer from the Faber Academy, has signed a two-book deal with Faber including thriller The Killing of Bobbi Lomax. The novel, to be launched in summer 2014, follows a series of bombings in a sleepy US town and the investigation that follows. The suspect is a rare books dealer who could be a genius, or a devil. Kate Hamer A former Curtis Brown Creative student, Kate Hamer, has signed a publishing deal with Faber for two novels. In The Girl in the Red Coat, eight-year-old Carmel is abducted by an elderly man at a festival. Her mother Beth searches desperately for her. Simon Pasternak Death Zones by Simon Pasternak, to be published by Harvill Secker in summer 2015, explores the mentality of young Nazis in World War II. Set in Belarus and Hamburg in 1943,
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Flash fiction: Migraine, again*

Cochineal, crimson, carmine. Scarlet, vermilion, madder, magenta. Justine’s head was so full of red hot pain and every shade of red was there. Blood red, fresh and dried. Cherry Coke. London bus red. Chanel Rouge red. English postbox red. When she woke, she was sitting in the dark beside the studio window. Her headache was gone, her head felt tender and vulnerable as it always did after pain. Outside the London sky was dense black, the February clouds hiding the stars. Upstairs, Tinkerbell rang. © Sandra Danby If you like flash fiction, read these stories:- The Ten Questions Left or Right Redbreast/Before * excerpt from Connectedness, second in the ‘Identity Detective’ series, to be published in 2017. First in the series, ‘Ignoring Gravity’ is available now. ‘Ignoring Gravity’ by Sandra Danby [UK: Beulah Press] Buy now And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet: Justine’s headache includes every shade of red: MIGRAINE, AGAIN #flashfiction via @SandraDanby http://wp.me/p5gEM4-qd
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If books were food, Bridget Jones’s Diary…

…would be a mid-morning snack of carrot cake with a Diet Coke. Because Bridget Jones carefully controls her calorie intake. Carrot cake for the carrots, of course, a very important part of her five-a-day vegetable regime which will make her healthy and slim with glowing skin and bright shiny eyes. Diet Coke because she needs a drink, with the cake, obvs, and the fact that it’s Diet means it’s a negative calorie so making space in her daily calorie count for the cakey bit. Which means the mid-morning snack costs no calories.   ‘Bridget Jones’s Diary’ by Helen Fielding [UK: Picador] And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet: Imagine, if books were food: BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY by Helen Fielding #books http://wp.me/p5gEM4-pN via @SandraDanby
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More new books coming soon…

Deaf but hearing Granta has signed debut novelist Louise Stern. Kinil, to be published in 2015, tells the story of three siblings Ismael, Rosie and Ceistina who live in a Mayan village in Mexico where the deaf and hearing communicate by sign language.This is Stern’s debut novel, after her acclaimed short story collection Chattering. Stern, who is deaf and grew up a in a non-hearing community in California, writes about arresting characters who just happen to be deaf. Fifth writer signed from Curtis Brown course Antonia Honeywell’s debut novel The Ship has been bought by Weidenfeld & Nicolson from Curtis Brown, Honeywell [below] is the fifth student from Curtis Brown Creative’s novel-writing course to sign a publishing deal. The Ship is the story of a dystopian world where a wealthy man buys a huge ship to transport a handpicked group of 500, including his daughter Lalla, to a safe destination. But as the journey progresses, Lalla challenges her tyrannical father. To be published in February 2015.  Other successful CB students to sign deals are SD Sykes’s Plague Land, Jake Woodhouse’s After the Silence, Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist, and Tim Glencross’s social satire Barbarians. Sculptor publishes first novel Our Endless Numbered
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Three new novels from fantasy writer Joe Abercrombie. The first, Half a King, will be published by Harper Collins next year and is a coming-of-age tale aimed at young readers. It is the story of Yarvi, youngest son of a warlike king, and is set in an alternative historical world akin to the Dark Ages. Yarvi, born with a crippled hand, cannot live up to his father’s expectations. The three new novels are standalone stories, but are inter-connected and aimed at 12-16 year olds.   The Judas Scar by Amanda Jennings will be published in June 2014 by Cutting Edge Press. Her debut novel, Sworn Secret, published by Canvas, has high ratings on Goodreads as a difficult and emotional read leaving some readers in tears. Faber will publish Hanif Kureishi’s new novel in February 2014. The Last Word tells the story of Mamoon, an Indian writer in his seventies, based in England, who faces falling book sales and a wife with expensive tastes. Harry, a young biographer, commissioned to write a book which will revitalise Mamoon’s sales, prompting a struggle to tell the truth. Later this year a film will be released, written by Kureishi, called Le Weekend and starring
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New books coming out this autumn

William Boyd’s ‘Solo’. James Bond is 45 and in Africa. Stephen King’s ‘Doctor Sleep’. Danny Torrance from ‘The Shining’ is now middle-aged. ‘The Story’ is a compilation of 100 short stories, written by women, and edited by Victoria Hislop. A ‘whydunnit’ from Mark Lawson, ‘The Deaths’ combines social commentary and crime. Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘The Lowland’ is about two brothers growing up in Calcutta.
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