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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 due for publication 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 Head of Zeus are thrilled to be releasing it in the English language for the first time.

08 May 2014 - 03:05
Submitted by: Kaz

Today we celebrate publication day for The Abduction, the second thrilling novel in Jonathan Holt's bestselling Carnivia Trilogy. Watch the trailer below, and join Kat Tapo and Holly Boland as they race to save Mia Elston before its too late. But beware - the deeper they dig, the darker the case will become, until they unearth a conspiracy powerful men will kill to protect.

08 May 2014 - 11:05
Submitted by: Graham Masterton

Red Light, the third novel featuring Detective Katie Maguire of An Garda Síochána, the Irish police, is especially important to me because it concerns the continuing tragedy of people trafficking and sex slavery. It also deals with the highly contentious issue of legalised prostitution.

08 May 2014 - 10:05
Submitted by: Alex Howard

John Milton, poet and polemicist, famously found the problem of depicting good in Paradise Lost difficult. Heaven is boring.  Evil was much simpler. We can all picture Hell easily enough, fire and brimstone usually does it, or take a look at Hieronymus Bosch’s ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ for a more psychedelic version.

07 May 2014 - 01:05
Submitted by: C.J. Box

There’s a killer on the road

His brain is squirming like a toad…

Jim Morrison, The Hitchiker

 

The Highway is the scariest book I’ve ever written.

02 May 2014 - 05:05
Submitted by: Ben Cheetham

Bleakness and beauty. Two elements vital to crime fiction. Sheffield does bleakness well. Walk a few miles in the footsteps of Angel, the former prostitute whose rage drives the plot of Angel Of Death, and you’ll see what I mean. Enter the city from the north east, as she does, and you pass through the industrial sprawl of Attercliffe. Much of the steel industry the city is famous for is gone, a victim of Thatcherite policies that dumped an entire generation on the dole scrapheap. What remains, though, has a kind of faded grandeur.

02 May 2014 - 12:05
Submitted by: Becci

Head of Zeus are delighted to announce that they have entered into a partnership with bestselling thriller writer Philip Kerr to publish his new Scott Manson series

01 May 2014 - 04:05
Submitted by: Amanda Ridout

A book fair is always a good time to take stock - as a constant in an ever-changing world - and for Head of Zeus this London Book Fair marks an important moment.  Our first full calendar year of trading ended at the turn of the calendar year 13/14 and we are now in a good position to share our progress against our founding principles and where we go next in pursuit of our strategic aims.

16 Apr 2014 - 11:04
Submitted by: Lesley Thomson - author

‘Erected in memory of S.L. Swaab Esq. His knowledge like a spring of refreshing water flowed ever during life for the relief of the suffering.’

10 Apr 2014 - 03:04
Submitted by: Jane Lythell

Two words sum up my first ever visit to the London Book Fair: inspiring and exhausting.

Everywhere you looked book titles and posters shouted at you from the wealth of publishers’ stands. I saw national displays from Armenia, China, Czech Republic, Iceland, Latvia, Slovakia and the Sultanate of Oman to name but a few.

I liked the Russian slogan: Read Deep, Read Moscow, Read Russia. I also liked the way the International Rights Centre, reached by a vertiginous escalator, was divided into sections: Austen; Chaucer, Dickens, Woolf.