15 Jun 2017 - 03:06

802 years ago today, the Magna Carta was signed by King John at Runnymede. It promised the protection of church rights, protection for the barons from illegal imprisonment, access to swift justice, and limitations on feudal payments to the Crown; and it became one of the most important charters sealed in English history.

14 Jun 2017 - 03:06

July 1954

It was three weeks since the day of the accident that had rocked St Angelus and everyone who worked there to the core. Teddy Davenport, the most popular junior doctor at the hospital, boyfriend and true love of one of the most popular student nurses, Dana Brogan, had almost lost his life in a car accident. He’d been racing down to the Pier Head to collect Dana, who had just returned from a visit back to her family farm in the west of Ireland. From absolutely nowhere and without a second’s warning, a young pregnant woman had stepped straight out into the path of his speeding car. Dana, sitting on her suitcase nearby as she waited for Teddy to arrive, had witnessed the whole thing.

14 Jun 2017 - 02:06

We're Asleep Dad by Simon Key, owner of the Big Green Bookshop in North London, will be published this November by Head of Zeus.

14 Jun 2017 - 10:06

Stefan Ahnhem's latest Fabian Risk thriller was released in his native Sweden this week so we asked him to tell us about the long journey from the first spark of an idea to a published novel. 
 

'The saying ‘What doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger’ perfectly encapsulates the journey Eighteen Below had to take before it got developed into a novel.

12 Jun 2017 - 05:06

It's mindblowing to think that there are some amazing literary works that we've never heard of because they'd been forgotten or overlooked over time. Christina Stead's Letty Fox: Her Luck is one such treasure, that Apollo—the imprint of independent publisher Head of Zeus—decided to bring back to a new generation of readers.

09 Jun 2017 - 05:06
Head of Zeus have signed Ada Palmer’s critically acclaimed science fiction debut Too Like the Lightning, book one of the Terra Ignota Quartet, winner of the Compton Crook Award 2017 and shortlisted for the Hugo Award for Best Novel 2017.
02 Jun 2017 - 03:06

Sitting down to write The Story Of Our Life required three things: coffee (tick), a packet of chocolate digestives (tick) and a large box of tissues (sob). The latter was a new addition to my writer’s resources, but, by the end of the book I’d dipped into it more than a couple of times – a puffy-eyed, emotional experience for someone who usually puts humour at the core of every story. Of course, there are many funny moments in the book, and as always, the drama takes place among a close group of lifelong friends - this time Shauna, Lou, and Rosie – who love each other unconditionally, which is just as well because each of them is flawed in one way or another.

01 Jun 2017 - 09:06

 

I am Ellen Parnavelas and I am delighted to announce the launch of Anima, my new lifestyle list for Head of Zeus. Anima is a collection of books across a range of genres that will inspire people to challenge themselves, live well and enjoy life. 

30 May 2017 - 01:05

John Barrowman appeared on The One Show last night to discuss his latest novel written with sister Carole Barrowman, Nephilim. Watch it here, from 9:30. 

30 May 2017 - 12:05

On Saturday, HoZ authors Cory Doctorow and Min Jin Lee appeared at Hay Festival to discuss their brilliant novels Walkaway and Pachinko.

17 May 2017 - 10:05

Last night we celebrated all matters crime with HoZFest, a party in honour of our crime and thriller authors. 

The line up of suspects...

(left to right from the top)

Dan Groenewald, Mark Oldfield, J.S. Monroe, Clare Carson, Stefan Ahnhem, Sarah Flint, Lesley Thomson, Judith Murdoch, C.J. Box, Anthony J Quinn, Anthony Cheetham, J.S. Monroe, Adam LeBor, Amanda Ridout.

12 May 2017 - 11:05

Stefan Ahnhem will be visiting the UK next week so we asked him to talk to us about how his life has changed since he began writing crime.

11 May 2017 - 04:05

It was an afternoon in late August, and Daniel Ranscombe was travelling on the 4.49 train from Waterloo to Surrey. The train drew to a creaking halt just outside the sleepy village of Staplow, and settled with a hiss of steam into the summer silence. Dan gazed out of the window at a field of mournful-eyed cows twitching their tails at flies. Half-remembered lines of poetry from school slipped into his mind, something about a train stopped at a country station...