'The Atlas of Water is great introduction to a vitally important subject…clearly of great value for researchers, practitioners such as myself, water policy makers and their advisers.'
The USA is one of the world's most unequal nations, and California, despite (or because of) its vast wealth, scores even higher on the Gini index of inequality.
'A vibrant statistical snapshot of this myth-inspiring US state' Library Journal
California's 21% share of the USA's homeless is far greater than its 12% share of the total population. And 25% of California's homeless are classified as 'chronic homeless', compared with the national average of 16%.
See more awards and prize-listed books here.
We're thrilled with the new edition Sue Eckstein's heartwarming first novel, The Cloths of Heaven, which is now available. The Cloths of Heaven is a Myriad classic and this new edition is a fitting celebration of a much loved author's life and work.
Quick Fictions is an evolution in digital storytelling, full of bite-size tales to read on the bus, in the tube, while the kettle boils. Developed by Professor Nicholas Royle, author of Quilt, at the University of Sussex in partnership with Myriad and Aimer Media, Quick Fictions features the finest stories – each fewer than 300 words. The app will continue to grow as new stories are submitted: find out how to submit yours here on our website and don't forget to buy the app for regular updates!
Tue 21 October 17.30-19.30
Candida will be speaking at a seminar on 'Historical fiction today' alongside Michael (Cawood) Green, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Northumbria University. This is the first of the Open University's New Historical Fiction Seminar Series which is running throughout Autumn 2014. The series is convened by Sally O'Reilly, author of historical novel, Dark Aemilia, published by Myriad earlier this year.Find out more about this and other Myriad events
Myriad's new catalogue showcases our full list of exciting fiction and graphics books for 2015, from inspiring debuts to much-anticipated new titles by established authors.
Two Myriad titles have reached the longlist for this year's British Comics Awards. Both The Bad Doctor by Ian Williams and The Black Project by Gareth Brookes have been included in the Best Book category, while Ian Williams has also been longlisted in the Emerging Talent category. We are also pleased to announce that there will be a US edition of The Bad Doctor, published by Penn State University Press in Spring 2015.
Myriad has signed The Opportunity by Will Volley, an exciting debut graphic novel that casts a spotlight on the unforgiving world of door-to-door salesmen. Creative Director Corinne Pearlman describes the novel as 'a modern-day Death of a Salesman transferred to the rain-lashed estates of Hastings… darkly disturbing, immensely stylish.' We will publish The Opportunity in November 2015.
Myriad's First Drafts Competition is open for entries. Now in its sixth year, the competition recognises promising work-in-progress across all forms of prose fiction and offers a prize of a week-long writing retreat at West Dean College near Chichester, as well as detailed feedback from industry experts and six months' mentoring by a Myriad author. There will be a chance to meet some of the 2015 judges at a special event at The Old Market in Brighton on 8th November. Full details and booking information here.
Darryl Cunningham's new book, Supercrash – a graphic investigation into the heart of free-world politics, the financial crisis and the rise of the far right – has received an early review in the Independent from comics expert Paul Gravett. He praises its 'crisp, clever graphics', calling it 'a hugely readable, revelatory condemnation and call to arms'. Supercrash has received further early praise from Forbidden Planet. Darryl will launch Supercrash at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival this Sunday and at Foyles Charing Cross on 3rd November, as part of Comica Festival.
The audiobook edition of Lisa Cutts' crime novel, Remember, Remember, is now available from Audible.co.uk. Remember, Remember is the second book in the taut and gripping DC Nina Foster series and follows Lisa's critically acclaimed 2013 debut Never Forget (now optioned for TV by Bentley Productions).
Congratulations to three Myriad fiction authors who have been shortlisted for different short story competitions. Recently signed Umi Sinha, whose debut novel, Belonging, we will publish in 2015, has been shortlisted for the Writeidea 2014 Prize for her story 'India Syndrome'. Meanwhile, Tyler Keevil, author of award-winning novel The Drive, has been shortlisted for Canada's eminent Journey Prize for his story 'Sealskin', published in his collection Burrard Inlet (Parthian). Finally, Living With It author Lizzie Enfield's short story 'The Catch' is down to the final three for the Kingston University Press Bonnie Greer Stories to Read Aloud Competition.