This week saw the launch of an exciting ad campaign for Nadine Dorries' new Lovely Lane series across four key women's magazines in the UK. To tie in with publication of the paperback of The Angels of Lovely Lane, the first in the series, four ads were placed in My Weekly, Woman's Weekly, Woman and Woman's Own promoting the paperback and giving an insight into the world of the angels.
Irish author E M Reapy has won the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year award at the Bord Gáis energy Irish Book Awards 2016 for her debut novel Red Dirt which was published in June.
Professor Mary Beard recently commented on the comparisons which American writers have been making between Donald Trump and Julius Caesar. The parallels, she said, appealed to both sides. Trump’s enemies point to Caesar as the man who finally destroyed the republican system of Rome and ushered in an autocracy. His supporters say that Trump, like Caesar, will sweep away a corrupt and rotten system, and usher in an age of peace and prosperity.
Cixin Liu, bestselling author of The Three-Body Problem trilogy, visited the UK this week. Cixin Liu's science fiction series has won him an army of fans including President of the United States, Barack Obama, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg. The series was awarded the Hugo prize for 'Best Novel' in 2015 and has been translated into English by multi award-winning author Ken Liu. The series finale, Death's End was published in Hardback on October 6th.