MYRIAD NEW VOICES 2015
We are launching six exceptional debut authors this year: Emily Bullock, S.E.Craythorne, Benjamin Johncock, Sara Marshall-Ball, Umi Sinha and Una; every one is a writer to watch.
The Bad Doctor by Ian Williams has been shortlisted for the 2015 Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize. Elizabeth Haynes was nominated for the prestigious CWA Dagger in the Library Award, and Lee from Into the Darkest Corner was up for the Dead Good Books Dr Lecter Award for Scariest Villain. Sally O’Reilly’s Dark Aemilia was a finalist in Italy’s Il Premio Vino del Terriccio and Tyler Keevil has been shortlisted for several major short story awards.
Benjamin Johncock’s debut novel, The Last Pilot, has been greeted with brilliant reviews on both sides of the Atlantic. Ian Williams’ The Bad Doctor has been lauded in the New York Times and Darryl Cunningham’s graphics exploration of the financial crisis, Supercrash, is a New York Times bestseller. Our spring fiction titles — The Longest Fight, Ghosting, Flight and Hush — continue to gather acclaim while How You See Me (published last month) has been heralded as ‘an absolute marvel of a novel, a triumph of subject, form and storytelling’.
Jonathan Kemp and Darryl Cunningham starred at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and Elizabeth Haynes and Isabel Ashdown at the inaugural Charroux Literary Festival in France. Please visit our events page for details of author appearances throughout this month and next, and read more Myriad news here.
This year Myriad celebrates ten years of publishing original fiction and graphic novels. We have uncovered exciting new voices and launched some of the most outstanding debuts of recent years, from crime and psychological thrillers to literary fiction. Our bestselling authors include Elizabeth Haynes, Lesley Thomson, Darryl Cunningham and Kate Evans. We publish books that are bold, eclectic and full of character, and proudly build on Myriad’s early days as creator of the ground-breaking State of the World atlas series. In 2012 we founded the First Fictions festival to celebrate and champion new writing, in collaboration with the University of Sussex. Together we also launched the Quick Fictions app to showcase flash fictions of under three hundred words. Read more about Myriad here.