'The Atlas of War and Peace combines short brutally clear analysis with maps and graphics showing exactly what is going on around the world.'

New York Times

Atlas of the month

Inequality

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

Homeless

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%.

Spending on higher education

While the proportion of the state budget spent on corrections has increased, the proportion spent on the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) has declined markedly.

Book of the month

Awards and prizes

Congratulations to Tyler Keevil whose 'magical, hilarious, dark and crazy' novel, The Drive, has won the People's Choice prize at the 2014 Wales Book of the Year.

See more awards and prize-listed books here.

 

New edition of THE CLOTHS OF HEAVEN

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: Sunday Times Top 10 book app

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!

New catalogue — out now!

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.

View and Download Myriad's 2015 Catalogue

Latest news

TYLER KEEVIL ON JOURNEY PRIZE SHORTLIST

Myriad's Tyler Keevil (author of The Drive) has been shortlisted for The Journey Prize for the best Canadian short story of 2014 by 'a developing writer of distinction'. Tyler's story 'Sealskin' is one of three stories chosen by jurors Steven W. Beattie, Craig Davidson and Saleema Nawaz. The winner will be announced at the Writers' Trust Awards on 4 November. An accompanying anthology, The Journey Prize Stories 26, is available from 7 October.

Tyler won the Wales Book of the Year People's Choice Award earlier this year for The Drive, a fast-paced and hilarious road trip novel in the vein of Hunter S. Thompson. The novel was also longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize 2013. Visit Tyler's website to receive his news updates.

NEW SIGNING FOR THE FICTION LIST

We're delighted to announce the signing of a powerful historical debut, Belonging, by acclaimed storyteller and editor Umi Sinha. Set in India and Sussex, Belonging intertwines the stories of three generations of one family, moving from the darkest days of the British Raj to the aftermath of the First World War in an intense, compelling and finely wrought epic of love and loss, of race and ethnicity, of homeland – and of belonging. Myriad will publish Belonging in September 2015.

HUMAN REMAINS HITS AMAZON TOP 20

New York Times bestselling crime writer Elizabeth Haynes' novel Human Remains was selected as Amazon's Kindle Daily Deal last week and quickly climbed the ebook charts to enter the Top 20 in the Kindle Store, as well as the Top 10 for Crime, Thriller & Mystery titles. Read a guest blog post by Elizabeth for The Crime Warp, where she describes writing Human Remains and exactly how she managed to get inside the mind of Colin, her most terrifying villain to date.

SCIENCE TALES IN SPANISH

The Spanish edition of Darryl Cunningham's acclaimed work of graphic journalism, Science Tales – Psuedociencia – is published this month by Léeme Libros bringing Darryl's trademark combination of succinct scientific argument and deceptively simple drawings to a new audience. Myriad will publish his new graphic non fiction title Supercrash – an analysis of right-wing politics and the financial crash – in the UK in October.

MYRIAD BOOKS IN THE NEWS

Lisa Cutts's new crime novel Remember, Remember, the gripping sequel to Never Forget continues to gather praise from crime fiction bloggers including Crime Book Club, Killing Time and Crime Fiction Post Mortems: 'another brilliant book' and 'another gripping case'. Like We Love This Book and Morning StarSpirit FM highlighted the unique perspective that Lisa's job as a serving police office brings to her writing.

GP and graphic novelist Ian Williams, author of The Bad Doctor, has devised a comic strip for the Guardian's G2 supplement. A humane and eloquently drawn tale of the troubled life of a GP, The Bad Doctor has gathered unanimous critical acclaim, including in the Independent, Broken FrontierForbidden Planet  and most recently, by doctors in Pulse magazine.

Sally O'Reilly's historical novel, Dark Aemilia, published by Myriad in March, has received a fantastic review in the New York Times Book Review. 'More tantalizing than the thought of Shakespeare in love is the thought of Shakespeare in lust', it begins, going on to praise its mix of 'intrigue, sorcery and sex' and finishing on a tantalising note: 'Was the real Dark Lady this Dark? Let's hope so.' A new article by Sally O'Reilly has also appeared on current affairs website The Conversation, in which she shares her literary 'guilty pleasures'.