Thu, 02/05/2013 - 13:30
Behind the writing of every memoir of a life gone off the rails is a motive in need of justification. Why bare your soul? Why tell the world just how bad things got? Why, in Suzanne Harrington’s case, would you want to confess that desperate moment—when at your lowest ebb, and already roaring drunk—you scoured the kitchen...
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 14:37
A title from Seren/Poetry Wales Press has been shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize, in the running with Zadie Smith, Philip Hensher and Gavin Francis.
Call mother a lonely field by Liam Carson is shortlisted for the £10,000 prize alongside Zadie Smith's NW (Hamish Hamilton), Hensher's Scenes from...
Tue, 09/04/2013 - 15:48
Atlantic Books has signed a new book telling the story of Paralympic sprinter and murder suspect Oscar Pistorius.
John Carlin, the author of Playing the Enemy which was turned into Clint Eastwood’s film "Invictus" starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman, will write The Oscar Pistorius Story, to be...
Fri, 22/03/2013 - 10:35
Atlantic imprint Corvus has signed a new crime novel set to explore the dark underworld of Essex.
Sara O’Keeffe, the editorial director at Corvus, signed world rights to East of Innocence by David Thorne in a deal with Tina Betts at Andrew Mann Associates.
East of Innocence is planned as the first in...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 13:00
Atlantic has signed a non-fiction book giving a personal account of life in Iraq, ten years after the Iraq invasion began.
Emma Sky, an Arabist, volunteered to assist in the country after the invasion started, and soon became the civilian governor of Kirkuk Province. Following that, the British citizen was given a senior advisory...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 08:00
Classicist Natalie Haynes has turned her hand to novels, with Atlantic imprint Corvus set to publish her debut The Amber Fury.
Corvus editorial director Sara O’Keeffe bought British Commonwealth rights including Canada to the novel from Patrick Walsh at Conville and Walsh, in a hotly contested auction with three other...
Fri, 22/02/2013 - 15:39
Atlantic Books has signed a new novel from the author of The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas.
Ravi Mirchandani signed the title, Barracuda, from Jenny Hewson at Rogers, Coleridge & White, buying UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Atlantic will publish Barracuda in spring...
Wed, 09/01/2013 - 09:20
Atlantic Books managed to cut its losses and increase its turnover in 2011, according to results just filed with Companies House.
The independent publisher made a loss of £193,195 on a turnover of £8,192,561 in 2011 according to the abridged results for the year ending 31st December 2011.
The loss in an...
Mon, 10/12/2012 - 08:15
Popular interest in maths and science is riding high, with the Mars Curiosity Rover and the Higgs Boson particle both in the running to named Time magazine's "person" of the year.
Publishers will be getting stuck into the phenomenon next year with a range of number-crunching titles that seek to explore the...
Wed, 05/12/2012 - 09:05
Orange Prize-shortlisted author Nancy Huston has become the third woman to win the Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Award, now in its 20th year.
Her winning novel Infrared, published by Atlantic, tells the story of photographer, Rena Greenblatt, who specialises in taking infrared photos of her lovers during sex.