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23 Oct 2014 - 12:10
Submitted by: Kaz

'Tell me what you want, and I shall tell you who you are.' - Anton Chekhov, A Dreary Story (1889)

Any anthology is a weird, wonky wonder. Are all the short stories selected in That Glimpse of Truth really the “finest”? Who says – and why, let alone how?

23 Oct 2014 - 12:10
Submitted by: Kaz

If I begin to look back on my reading life it’s hard not to find a stage where the short story hasn’t loomed large. Bedtime stories, stuff you heard at school, in church. ‘Did Jonah really live in a fish?’ seems to me now my first exposure to what we’ve come to know as magic realism.

08 Oct 2014 - 11:10
Submitted by: Anonymous

Head of Zeus is delighted to announce that they have entered into a publishing partnership with the rock legend David Essex. We will be publishing Travelling Tinker Man & Other Rhymes - a beautifully illustrated collection of his poetry and lyrics with a very personal introduction - in hardback and E in February 2015.

In Spring 2016  we will also be launching David's fiction writing career with Faded Glory, his debut novel set in 1950s East End. HoZ own world rights.

01 Oct 2014 - 03:10
Submitted by: Anonymous

A recent Bookseller survey suggests there’s now a different kind of reader coming over the horizon. Ninety percent of book-buyers read digital books – not exclusively, but they do own a Kindle or similar device (Kindle predominates.) The books which sell best in electronic form are genre and commercial fiction (there is a difference apparently, though I don’t know what it is), with literary fiction lagging a long way behind. What do best in e-book form are the good-bad books: the non-literary novels, plot- and event-driven, fast-moving with no lingering on obscure complicated ideas.

16 Sep 2014 - 11:09
Submitted by: Becci

Head of Zeus is delighted to announce the appointment of Dan Groenewald as Sales Director.

Dan is currently Head of UK Sales at Phaidon where he has played a key role in developing the company's business, particularly into the non-traditional sector. Dan has previously worked at Faber, Magma, Foyles and Selfridges.

02 Sep 2014 - 12:09
Submitted by: Becci

Head of Zeus are pleased to annouce that Claire Nozieres has joined the company today as Rights Director.

Claire has most recently been at Curtis Brown as Joint Head of Translation Rights and as a Literary Agent. Before that she spent many years at Andrew Nurnberg Associates.

Amanda Ridout CEO and Publisher said 'We are delighted to welcome Claire to the team. It is an important moment in Head of Zeus' development as we build our non-fiction programme and Claire will help us to find and establish publishing partnerships around the world for our exciting list.'

13 Aug 2014 - 12:08
Submitted by: Becci

Miranda Sherry, author of BLACK DOG SUMMER (available today) discusses her real-life run-in with the shadowy black dog.

I suppose it’s unavoidable in a tale narrated by a dead woman, but Black Dog Summer has a seam of something unashamedly mystical running through it. Perhaps it's because I grew up in a country where myth and magic are often lurking beneath the surface of things, but I’ve always wanted to write a story in which this otherworldly element makes its presence felt alongside the realism.

13 Aug 2014 - 11:08
Submitted by: Kaz

Author of THE MAD SCULPTOR, Harold Schechter, writes about how he recently found himself the owner of a piece of Robert Irwin's art and how the extent of Irwin's madness truly hit home. 

06 Aug 2014 - 03:08
Submitted by: Becci

A moving essay from Anthony Quinn, author of DISAPPEARED.

Not every Catholic schoolboy gets to receive his Holy Communion in the same hands into which a few days previously masked gunmen had pressed a bullet destined for his father. But then, I grew up in Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles, where, as a character in my debut novel Disappeared remarks, religion and violence were all mixed up, like mixing drinks, a dangerous and intoxicating cocktail.

05 Aug 2014 - 04:08
Submitted by: Becci

As the BBC's centenary programmes launch - we at HoZ are enormously excited to see David Olusoga's two part series THE WORLD'S WAR which begins on BBC 2 at 9pm on Wednesday. The offical TV tie in book, also called THE WORLD'S WAR is  out on the shelves tomorrow.

05 Aug 2014 - 02:08
Submitted by: Becci

Anthony Cheetham, HoZ Chairman, announced today that Neil Belton is to join the Company as Editorial Director and Publisher of a new list at Head of Zeus. The list will focus primarily on non-fiction, but will also encompass literary fiction.

17 Jul 2014 - 03:07
Submitted by: Kaz


The Lie of You is out in paperback today (also available as an ebook).

04 Jul 2014 - 06:07
Submitted by: Nicolas

Sir Bradley may not be on the starting line in Leeds, but his 2012 triumph will live forever within the pages of LEGENDS OF THE TOUR.