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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 or call 01273 206017

10 Jun 2014 - 05:06
Submitted by: Kaz

This interview with Alex Davis was originally featured on the Gemmell Awards website. To view the full Award shortlists, click here.

Today we catch up with Luke Scull, author of the Morningstar-nominated THE GRIM COMPANY.

Alex: Tell us a little about your Morningstar-nominated title, THE GRIM COMPANY.

29 May 2014 - 10:05
Submitted by: Kaz

The award-winning journalist and writer Margie Orford is the author of the Clare Hart series of crime novels. The five books in the series have been published internationally, in nine different languages. Born in London and raised in Namibia, the Cape Town-based Orford is Executive Vice-President of South African PEN and patron of Rape Crisis.

What does “writing” mean?

Earning a living.

What book changed your life?

20 May 2014 - 10:05
Submitted by: Kaz

Head of Zeus have acquired a new novel from Booker prize winning author Ben Okri titled The Age of Magic, as well as the rights to four backlist titles which will be published for the first time in digital as well as new paperback editions. These are Astonishing the Gods, A Way of Being Free, Dangerous Love, and In Arcadia.

Maggie McKernan bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Jessica Woollard at the Marsh Agency.

09 May 2014 - 05:05
Submitted by: Kaz

Joakim Zander's The Swimmer is the first title to be published from our New Voices campaign, set for release in July. Published in over twenty countries, and a bestseller in its native Sweden, The Swimmer is an astounding debut from an exciting new talent, and we are thrilled to be releasing it in the English language for the first time.