issue #32 – 24th June

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


Anthony Joseph whose book Sonnets for Albert has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Poetry Best Collection 2022.


The news that Nomadland author Jessica Bruder is working on a new book that aims to tackle the future of abortion rights, based on her May cover story in The Atlantic, “The Abortion Underground: Inside the Covert Network Preparing for a Post-Roe Future.”

And the thrilling news that Paula Hawkins’ 2022 Quick Reads novella, Blind Spot, will be adapted for TV by Blumhouse Television.


Publication of Rosie Walsh’s ‘dazzling’ (Lisa Jewell) new novel, The Love Of My Life, in the UK.

‘Heart-wrenching, beautiful and thought-provoking; it made me cry, smile and hug my own loved ones a little tighter.’ – Beth O’Leary, author of The Flatshare

Paperback publication of Paula Hawkins’ scorching thriller, A Slow Fire Burning, in the US. Check out the smouldering new jacket:

And paperback publication of Charlie Connelly’s latest book, The Channel. ‘A wonderfully quirky history’ (Sunday Times) that will prove to be the ‘perfect read while you wait for your summer holiday to begin’ (Mail on Sunday).


Reading the excerpt of Nuar Alsadir’s first work of non-fiction Animal Joy online at the Paris Review — on spontaneous outbursts of laughter, Bishop’s “innumerable inner noises”, the absurd, “a provocative impish drive to burst free from external constraints” & more! Graywolf and Fitzcarraldo Editions will publish in August.

And the cover reveal for The Cellist, the debut novel by Jennifer Atkins, which will be published by Peninsula Press in July; and the early praise from Lucie Elven: “In precise, rigorous prose, this book mounts a defense of the search for sustenance through artistic practice.  Atkins traces the fine lines, ruptures, and returns of an artist falling in love and refusing to make romance her organising principle, and shows the bashing a personal life can take in the pursuit of certainty. The Cellist is an honest, impressive and ambitious work.”

Wrapped up…

Submissions to The Space to Write Project! In March we announced our new project in partnership with Orion Fiction, and The Arvon Foundation to support writers of commercial fiction from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. We hosted a series of recorded, online events with editors, authors and agents, aiming to lift the lid on the publishing industry, which you can catch up on here. Now that submissions have closed, we look forward to reading everyone’s work, and selecting up to four writers to attend an Arvon Foundation Writing Retreat later this year.

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


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