FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR 14-18 October 2015
Visit us on Turnaround’s stand in Hall 6.1 E107 and in the Literary Agency where Louisa Pritchard (LPA) will be representing Myriad on Table 8N.
Darryl Cunningham, who scooped last year’s Best Writer prize at the Broken Frontier Awards, enjoys a prize hat-trick for his critically acclaimed graphic investigation, Supercrash: How to Hijack the Global Economy: this week’s nomination for Best Book at the 2015 British Comic Awards follows shortlistings for the AOI World of Illustration Awards and the British Book Design and Production Awards.
Ian Williams’s The Bad Doctor was Highly Commended by the British Medical Association last month and is shortlisted for the 2015 Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize. Sally O’Reilly’s Dark Aemilia was a finalist in Italy’s Il Premio Vino del Terriccio earlier this year and is currently shortlisted for the Premio Letteraria, also for the Italian translation, and Tyler Keevil has been shortlisted for several major short story awards.
MYRIAD NEW VOICES 2015
We have launched six exceptional debut authors this year — Emily Bullock, S.E.Craythorne, Benjamin Johncock, Sara Marshall-Ball, Umi Sinha and Una — and each has been greeted with brilliant reviews.
Una’s guest appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour marked the publication last week of Becoming Unbecoming, described by Jenni Murray as a ‘touching, moving, wonderful, wonderful book’ (listen again). It is Broken Frontier’s Comic of the Week (‘make no mistake this is one of the most important comics of 2015’) and a featured book on Emerald Street (‘honest, matter of fact and absolutely gut wrenching’).
Una is appearing at the London Literature Festival alongside Max Porter and Paul Kingsnorth (Tuesday 6 October). Please visit our events page for details of author appearances throughout the autumn, 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.