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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.

04 Jul 2014 - 05:07
Submitted by: Laura

A little while ago, I was asked to judge a short story competition at my old school. The girls who submitted stories were aged between 12 and 18, and I lowered my expectations accordingly. When I was sixteen, my prose was purple, my syntax tortured and my themes ranged from bleak to super-bleak. So imagine my surprise when I read a series of crisply written, confident short stories from these young women, on the theme of "A Waving Hand" (Junior competition) and "Some Time After" (Senior competition). Some were witty, some were playful, some were very serious.

03 Jul 2014 - 04:07
Submitted by: Kaz

Meet Joakim Zander, author of The Swimmer, an electrifying new thriller. Publishing in twenty-seven countries and already a bestseller in Sweden, this novel is on the cusp of becoming a global phenomenon.

30 Jun 2014 - 10:06
Submitted by: Nicolas

Bestselling historical novelist SHARON PENMAN writes about the origins of her four-book medieval crime series THE QUEEN’S MAN and explains how her fictional creation has taken on a life of his own...

I’d just finished an 800 page novel, When Christ and His Saints Slept, long even by my standards, and I felt I needed a change of pace. Since I read mysteries for pleasure, it seemed only natural to try my hand at one.

30 Jun 2014 - 10:06
Submitted by: Nicolas

The trouble with a lot of literary biographies is that they’re often quite boring. Writers, by and large, don’t tend to live terribly exciting lives, and there’s only so many times that you can be told ‘X started another book’ or ‘Y received the prestigious fellowship of Z’ before your eyes glaze over, you put what you’re reading down on page 101, and you bury yourself in a good crime novel instead. And sometimes even those writers who have had more glamorous and exciting – or wicked and depraved – lives don’t translate into grippingly told stories.

27 Jun 2014 - 02:06
Submitted by: Nicolas

20 Jun 2014 - 02:06
Submitted by: Kaz

Local crime authors Hanna Jameson, Jane Lythell and Lesley Thomson discuss their female protagonists in a panel event at Waterstones Brighton.

Thursday 17 July - 7.30pm - £3


To purchase your ticket email brighton@waterstones.com or call 01273 206017