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27 Feb 2017 - 10:02
Submitted by: Kaz
Where did you get the idea for the story?
In 1989, I was at university, and I read History. One day, I skipped class and attended a lecture featuring an American missionary who worked with the Korean-Japanese population in Japan. The missionary discussed the very troubled history of Koreans in Japan, which I’d known nothing about. He said that in the community that he served, there was a 13 year-old Korean-Japanese boy who had been bullied relentlessly because of his ethnic status. He climbed up to his apartment building roof and jumped to his death. The boy and his parents were born in Japan. I never forgot this story.
08 Feb 2017 - 05:02
Submitted by: Blake

Find Me is the exciting new psychological thriller from J.S. Monroe, published February 2017. Watch the trailer now:

07 Feb 2017 - 03:02
Submitted by: Blake
FLAMING June. Bloody typical. 
Albert Charles Kemp smiled at the bedraggled street party. The flags were soaked, the kids’ jelly only just edible. Despite the rain, this was a special day, a new Queen crowned and nothing would stop the celebrations. Nothing apart from the weather could rain on this parade.
East London may have been battered and bombed in the Blitz, but these people were brave, proud and full of love for the Royal Family. They had long memories too, remembering the new Queen Mother’s many trips to East London and how she’d helped lift morale through the bad times. Their affection for her and her family was overflowing, filling every street party with God Save the Queen, Rule Britannia and the exciting sense of a new beginning.
07 Feb 2017 - 12:02
Submitted by: Blake
This week saw the vegetable shortage in the UK cause chaos with evening meals and dinner plans going awry with the lack of broccoli, aubergine and (worst of all) courgettes being in short supply. To the rescue comes Kate Young, author of the brilliant Little Library Cookbook which is published later this year. Kate's recipes are delightful and original recipes, inspired by the author's favourite works of fiction. Here are two recipes from the book, for Spanakopita and Chicken casserole.
31 Jan 2017 - 05:01
Submitted by: Kaz
It is with the greatest sadness that I am writing to say Christopher died on Saturday morning.  He had fought a mighty duel with cancer, as befitted an Olympic fencer, but in the end even his great spirit was quenched.  For Anthony and me, Christopher was a game-changer,
27 Jan 2017 - 02:01
Submitted by: Blake

Bill Jones, author of The Life and Times of Algernon Swift, introduces his hilarious new book full of puns and word play in this wonderful video. 

27 Jan 2017 - 11:01
Submitted by: Blake
Head of Zeus have acquired Neal Ascherson’s first novel, The Death Of The Fronsac. Neil Belton, Publishing Director at Head of Zeus, bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Michael Sissons at PFD.
19 Jan 2017 - 12:01
Submitted by: Blake

Stefan Ahnhem, author of Victim Without A Face, visited Ireland this week to promote the second in his series of books starring Fabian Risk, Ninth Grave.

19 Jan 2017 - 09:01
Submitted by: Nicolas

Head of Zeus has moved from Clerkenwell Green to Hardwick Street.

Our new address in full: 5-8 Hardwick Street 1st Floor East, London EC1R 4RG.

Please note that our phones will be down for a few days but the numbers won't change. Email is unaffected.

17 Jan 2017 - 06:01
Submitted by: Blake
Cory Doctorow the renowned author, activist, journalist and blogger, paid a flying visit to London on Saturday, ahead of the publication of his new SF novel, Walkaway. Publisher Nicolas Cheetham acquired the novel from Danny Baror at Baror International, and it will be published in April this year. Walkaway is  ‘a multi-generational SF thriller about the momentous changes coming in the next hundred years: an epic tale of revolution, love, war and the end of death.’ Doctorow’s previous novel, Little Brother, was a New York Times bestseller.
17 Jan 2017 - 01:01
Submitted by: Blake
Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, has named Cixin Liu's science fiction series as a definitive book of his presidency in an interview with The New York Times, describing it as '"wildly imaginative, really interesting". 

13 Jan 2017 - 04:01
Submitted by: Blake
[extract from The El Dorado Machine, first published in The New Yorker]
The rain forests of Mosquitia, which span more than thirty-two thousand square miles of Honduras and Nicaragua, are among the densest and most inhospitable in the world. “It’s mountainous,” Chris Begley, an archeologist and expert on Honduras, told me recently. “There’s white water. There are jumping vipers, coral snakes, fer-de-lance, stinging plants, and biting insects. And then there are the illnesses—malaria, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, Chagas’.” Nevertheless, for nearly a century, archeologists and adventurers have plunged into the region, in search of the ruins of an ancient city, built of white stone, called la Ciudad Blanca, the White City.
12 Dec 2016 - 03:12
Submitted by: Blake
Aleppo, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and a UNESCO world heritage site, has been at the forefront of the civil war in Syria since July 2012. Before the recent terrible destruction now taking place there, it was a thriving city, and also home to one of the world's most distinguished and vibrant cuisines. Surrounded by fertile lands and located at the end of the Silk Road, Aleppo was a food capital long before Paris, Rome or New York.