'If you want to make a difference then I recommend Michael Norton's 365 Ways to Change the World.'
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%.
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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!
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.
This week we are celebrating the launch of SUPERCRASH: How to Hijack the Global Economy, Darryl Cunningham's new graphic investigation into the heart of free-world politics, the financial crisis and the rise of the far right. After glowing pre-publication reviews in the Independent and Forbidden Planet, Supercrash has been selected as Herald Scotland's Book of the Month, where reviewer Teddy Jamieson praises its 'provocative, thoughtful, visual essays that tackle the language of ideas'. Following launches at Manchester Literature Festival and the Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Darryl will be at Foyles Charing Cross on 3 November for a Comica Festival conversation with social geographer Danny Dorling (Inequality and The 1%). You can read his excellent guest blog for Waterstones about graphic journalism and the possibilities of the graphic form, as well as an interview for Broken Frontier about his work. Forthcoming publicity includes an article by Darryl for the New Statesman about Ayn Rand, and an interview for comedian Robin Ince's new BBC Radio 4 documentary (to be broadcast on Saturday 1 November at 8pm).
Not only has Dark Aemilia gathered widespread praise, from The Historical Novel Society magazine to the Washington Post, it has now inspired an original song by the band Darla and the Blonde. To coincide with Halloween, Hexenhammer, on digital release this week, draws on the theme of witchcraft in the novel and is accompanied by an unique animated video: watch and listen here.
In other news, we are delighted to announce that Dark Aemilia has been published in Italy by Sonzongo as La Dama Nera. Click here for details of Sally's Italian Bookish Supper Society Tour in April 2015.
A brand new video interview with Hannah Vincent, in which she discusses her novel Alarm Girl, her writing influences and the challenges of writing from a child's perspective, is now available on Myriad's website and YouTube channel. Hannah Vincent's moving debut has been chosen as a recommended read this month by Bookgroup.info, who are also offering a chance to win one of five copies in a special giveaway. Listen again to her on BBC Radio Sussex (at 2hrs 40mins) and watch out for her interview on Latest TV for the Bookenders review programme later this month.
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 8 November. Full details and booking information here.
Tyler Keevil, author of award-winning novel The Drive, is one of three finalists in contention for Canada's eminent Journey Prize for his short story 'Sealskin', published in his collection Burrard Inlet (Parthian). The winner of the prize will be announced on Tuesday 4 November. Fingers crossed for Tyler!
Remember, Remember, the second novel in the gripping police procedural series by Lisa Cutts, and Lesley Thomson's psychological thriller, A Kind of Vanishing, are featured in Amazon Kindle's Autumn Promotion, which runs until 10 November. In addition, Elizabeth Haynes's former Amazon Book of the Year, Into The Darkest Corner – an international bestseller, with translation rights now sold in 36 territories – is on offer this month. It continues to ride high in Amazon's charts, this week reaching number 1 in the Romantic Suspense genre.
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.' The Opportunity will be published in November 2015.