Jules Grant’s thrilling debut novel, We Go Around In The Night And Are Consumed By Fire, is listed for two awards: the Polari First Book Prize and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger. See more awards news.
Nicholas Royle’s dazzlingly audacious new novel, An English Guide to Birdwatching, combines a page-turning story about literary theft, adultery and ambition with a poetic and moving investigation into our relationship to birds and the environment. With praise from Alison Moore (‘a daring novel, both wickedly playful and deeply touching’), Robert Macfarlane and Alex Preston, it’s off to a cracking start.
With his second graphic novel, prize-winning author Gareth Brookes once again twitches the curtains of the suburban south: A Thousand Coloured Castles, described by one reader as ‘Wallace and Gromit in the time of Brexit’, is a beautiful, observant depiction of a medical condition as well as a terrifying, if humorous, portrait of a marriage set in its ways.
Paula Knight’s extraordinarily powerful graphic memoir, The Facts of Life, is a clarion call to recognise that parenting isn’t the be-all and end-all of family. It is also, as Andy Oliver of Broken Frontier has said, ‘a gentle masterclass in all the storytelling tricks of which comics, and comics alone, are capable’.
Next month we launch S.V.Berlin’s The Favourite, an utterly immersive novel of estranged siblings, the untidiness of a sudden death and a grieving process that takes time to unfold. Bestselling author Elly Griffiths says she ‘hasn’t ever read a more assured or compelling debut.’
We have three cracking books in October: The Big Push: Exposing and Challenging Sustainable Patriarchy, by leading US feminist Cynthia Enloe, is described by Helena Kennedy OBE as ‘a manual for taking us to the finishing line of gender equality’; Darryl Cunningham’s latest investigation, Graphic Science, uncovers and champions the work of overlooked scientists; Tony Peake’s exquisitely realised new novel, North Facing, revisits a seminal boyhood moment as it plays out — with unexpected and sinister consequences — against the backdrop of political upheaval in South Africa.
FIRST DRAFTS 2017
Entry to our annual writing competition is now closed. First Drafts is organised by Myriad to uncover exceptional new voices and we have received a record number of submissions this year. The winner will be announced at Waterstones Piccadilly on 9th November.
Myriad publishes award-winning literary fiction, crime and thrillers, graphic novels, and political non-fiction, including the ground-breaking State of the World atlas series. Our bestselling authors include Dan Smith, crime writers Elizabeth Haynes and Lesley Thomson, and graphic authors Darryl Cunningham, Kate Evans and Una. We champion new and emerging authors through two work-in-progress competitions. Read more about Myriad.