Headline to showcase debut talent in 2018 roadshow

Headline to showcase debut talent in 2018 roadshow

Headline is taking to the road with five of its spring debut authors: Nick Clark Windo, Karen Hamilton, Leo Carew, Phoebe Locke and Guy Gunaratne.

The road trip, designed to launch the imprint's fresh talent and events programme for 2018, will see the writers take pitstops at special events in Glasgow (16th January), Manchester (17th January) and Bristol (18th January).

It culminates in a Rooftop Bookclub event held at Headline's headquarters at Carmelite House in London on 23rd January, hosted by BBC Radio 2’s Joe Haddow and attended by media, bloggers, librarians and book buyers. 

Clark Windo will be talking about his new dystopia novel The Feed, which publishes on 25th January. The high-concept debut was snapped up by Headline's Emily Griffin within 24 hours of submission in a six-figure deal ahead of 2016's London Book Fair.

Hamilton will meanwhile discuss The Perfect Girlfriend, "a frightening depiction of unbridled obsession", out 8th March, while Carew will present the first novel in his Under The Northern Sky series, The Wolf, pitched as a Game of Thrones-esque read due out on 5th April. Locke will introduce her "dark and chilling" crime-thriller, The Tall Man, coming in June.

Gunaratne will talk about his account of city life, In Our Mad and Furious City, publishing on 3rd May with Tinder Press. The novel follows three young men on a London council estate over 48 hours, when suddenly everything is at stake.

The conversation can be followed using the hashtag, #NewVoices2018.