issue #28 – 5th May 2022

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


Publication of Through a Vet’s Eyes: How We Can All Choose a Better Life for Animals by Dr Sean Wensley, with a forward by Miranda Krestovnikoff, RSPB President, out now with Octopus. A vet’s eye-opening polemic about our relationship with animals, how we treat them, what we get wrong and what we can do to fix it.

Publication of The Ceiling Outside by Noga Arikha (Basic), her extraordinary exploration of brain, self, medicine and dementia based on true stories of neuropsychiatric patients:

Astute, compassionate and brilliant . . . An adventure story in the bewildering drama of being’ – Siri Hustvedt

Publication of bestselling author Eve Chase’s latest novel, The Birdcage, in the UK:

‘Immersive, tense and ultimately redemptive, while I was reading, it held me completely in its grip’ – Sarah Vaughan, author of Reputation

‘Beautiful, page-turning, with believable characters you root for, this will sweep you away. I loved it’ – Katie Fforde, author of Wedding Season

Publication of Afghan Crucible by Elisabeth Leake (OUP), a groundbreaking (and timely) new history of the invasion of Afghanistan by Soviet Russia:

‘A classic example of international history – a brilliant account’ – William Taubman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev and Gorbachev

And the audiobook edition of Paula Hawkins’ A Slow Fire Burning, which has won ‘Best Audiobook – Fiction’ at the New York Festivals Radio Awards.


Devi Sridhar on making the Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller list in the first week after publication of Preventable (Viking)

Belinda Bauer for being shortlisted for The Facts of Life and Death (VADERSKIND, published by A W Bruna) for the VN-Thriller of the year 2022 award. VN is a Dutch magazine that publishes their yearly thriller guide every May, with reviews of all the crime and thriller novels that have been published in the Netherlands and Belgium in the previous 12 months. The books receive a maximum of 5 stars and this year VADERSKIND is 1 of only 7 books that got the maximum score. The winner will be announced on Monday the 9th of May.

And Caroline Graham whose audiobook edition of The Killings at Badger’s Drift won an Audiofile Headphones award! You can read the review here.

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


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