Ian Williams’s The Bad Doctor — Highly Commended by the British Medical Association last month — has been shortlisted for the 2015 Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize, an award celebrating creative work that illuminates the relationship between the arts and medicine.
Darryl Cunningham, who scooped last year’s Best Writer prize at the Broken Frontier Awards, enjoyed a prize hat-trick this autumn for his critically acclaimed graphic investigation, Supercrash: How to Hijack the Global Economy. His nomination for Best Book at the 2015 British Comic Awards followed shortlistings for the AOI World of Illustration Awards and the British Book Design and Production Awards.
Benjamin Johncock‘s critically acclaimed debut novel, The Last Pilot, was shortlisted for the EDP-Jarrold East Anglian Book Award 2015, Sally O’Reilly’s Dark Aemilia was a finalist in Italy’s Il Premio Vino del Terriccio as well as being 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 of Becoming Unbecoming, described by Jenni Murray as a ‘touching, moving, wonderful, wonderful book’ (listen again). It was 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 Elle’s Ultimate Feminist Reading List.
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.