Newly-established publisher Fairlight Books has revealed the first of its new titles for 2018.
The Oxford based publisher, set up by ex-energy chief, Louise Boland, has "spent the summer sifting through hundreds of literary fiction submissions", and has chosen 10 titles for publication in 2018.
The first, Alan Robert Clark’s The Prince of Mirrors, a fictional account of the life of Britain’s lost King, Albert Victor, will be published on 7th June 2018. Nine further titles of contemporary literary fiction will be announced next month.
Boland said: "At Fairlight Books we’re passionate about supporting writers of quality fiction and are so excited to be announcing the publication of The Prince of Mirrors. Not only is the writing superb and well researched, it’s a stonking good read."
Following concerns for the future of literary fiction in the UK, expressed last year by Darren Henley, c.e.o. of the Art Council, Fairlight Books was set up as a publisher dedicated to bringing quality fiction to market.
Boland said: "As well as working with agents, we’re happy to continuously take submissions direct from authors, and we offer a nurture program for talented new writers, where we work with them on their manuscripts and help develop their writing ready for publication."