issue #22 – 28th February 2022

In the last couple of weeks at David Higham Associates, we have:


Riaz Phillips for being shortlisted for The Jane Grigson Trust Award for New Food and Drink Writers 2022. His book West Winds will be published by DK in June.


The news that Jonathan Stroud’s The Outlaws Scarlett & Browne is being made into a feature film for Amazon Studios! Set in a fragmented future England, where gunfights and monsters collide, the formidable outlaw Scarlett McCain fights daily against the odds. When she discovers a wrecked coach on a lonely road, there is only one survivor — the seemingly hapless youth Albert Browne. Soon, new and implacable enemies are on their heels and a relentless pursuit continues across the broken landscape of England. Scarlett must fight to uncover the secrets of Albert’s past — and come to terms with the implications of her own. Phoebe Dynevor, known for her starring role in Bridgerton, will play Scarlett in the futuristic thriller and we could not be more excited to see how they adapt Jonathan’s novel.

Publication of debut novelist Jessica Stanley’s A Great Hope, by Picador in Australia. The novel is set between Melbourne and Canberra and begins a year after the death of politician John Clare, as the women who loved him are reckoning with the secrets he left behind and the unravelling of their own lives.

Publication of An Unusual Grief by Yewande Omotoso by Cassava Republic in the UK.
“when it comes to the way people in extremes of emotion still have to do the washing up, or the way people go back to difficult marriages, and lives take on patterns that become their defining themes, she’s outstanding”  Guardian

And the arrival of finished copies of Lucy Dillon’s latest novel After The Rain, out on the 17th March.

‘Beautifully written with humour and insight.’ – Katie Fforde


The second series of tense forensic drama, Traces, created by Queen of Crime Val McDermid, on Alibi. Series 2 stars Molly Windsor, Martin Compston, Laura Fraser and Jennifer Spence. All episodes available to watch now.


Seeing Maria Bradford featured in the Observer Food Monthly.

We hope you enjoyed our latest new round-up. Happy reading, keep watching,


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