issue #24 – 21st March 2022

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


The launch of The Space to Write Project – a brand new opportunity for authors from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds who are writing commercial fiction created by Orion Fiction, David Higham Associates, and The Arvon Foundation. To find out more, visit the website and check out the webinars we’ll be hosting over the next few months.


Kei Miller’s Things I Have Withheld being longlisted for the 2022 Jhalak Prize.

We also celebrated Things I Have Withheld and Jason Allen-Paisant’s Thinking with Trees being longlisted for the 2022 OCM Bocas Prize — the most prestigious award dedicated to Caribbean writing.

Several DHA authors who were nominated for a Crime Fest Award! The 2022 list includes Paula Hawkins, whose latest thriller, A Slow Fire Burning, was nominated for the category of Audible Sounds of Crime Award.  

The success of the fifth season of The Last Kingdom, an internationally popular TV adaption of Bernard Cornwell’s best-selling series, which has reached number one in the UK, US, Canada and France two days after its release!

The news that Preventable by Professor Devi Sridhar will be BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week beginning on April 18th, with lots of other publicity activity lined up too.

Paperback publication of This One Sky Day by Leone Ross.

Publication of Booth by Man Booker finalist and bestselling author, Karen Joy-Fowler.

‘The historical context [Fowler] offers is of a pre–Civil War America of deep moral divides, political differences tearing close families apart, populism and fanaticism run amok. The similarities to today are riveting and chilling.’ – Kirkus, starred review

‘Fowler’s razor-sharp latest…sets the stage in remarkable prose… the nuanced plot is both historically rigorous and richly imagined. This is a winner.’ – Publishers Weekly, starred review

Paperback publication of Go Big: 20 Bold Solutions to Fix Our World by Ed Miliband (Vintage). A much-needed blast of optimism about how to make the world a better place in trying times.

And publication of Lucy Dillon’s ‘beautifully written’ (Katie Fforde) novel, After The Rain.


Riaz Phillips who was announced winner of the Jane Grigson Trust Award for new food & drink writers for his debut book West Winds which will be published by DK in June 2022.

And Sarah Vaughan whose latest novel, Reputation, was chosen as one of The Guardian’s best crimes and thrillers of the month!


This brilliant interview Rosie Walsh did with Good Morning America for her latest novel, The Love of My Life, which is now in its second week of publication in the US and on the NY Times bestsellers list!

And the Netflix trailer for the TV adaptation of bestselling author Sarah Vaughan’s Anatomy of a Scandal, which premiers on Netflix on the 15th April.

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


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