LEAN ON PETE film news

We are thrilled to announce that Andrew Haigh’s adaptation of Willy Vlautin’s novel Lean on Pete has premiered at Venice Film Festival in competition today (Sept 1) and will also travel to Telluride Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Xan Brookes have given it a four star review in the Guardian and David […]

Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger to star in Fiona Shaw’s TELL IT TO THE BEES

Principal photography is just getting underway in Scotland on the Annabel Jankel-directed Tell It To The Bees with Anna Paquin boarding to star opposite Holliday Grainger. The period romance is based on British author Fiona Shaw’s novel that Jankel (Max Headroom, D.O.A.) calls “an unholy mash-up of 1950s social and magical realism.” Continue reading here… Read the Screen Daily article here.

Francis Spufford’s Golden Hill wins third major prize

  Francis Spufford has been awarded the 2017 Desmond Elliott Prize for his “miraculously constructed” debut Golden Hill (Faber). Set in New York in 1746, when the now-famous sprawling metropolis was just a small town on the tip of Manhattan island, Golden Hill tells the story of Mr Smith – a mysterious young man who […]

Francis Spufford’s Golden Hill wins RSL ONDAATJE PRIZE 2017

“This is that rare thing – an ingenious novel that draws on profound research to evoke the spirit of another age, yet wears that research lightly. An astonishing achievement, intoxicating in its virtuosity.” Henry Hitchings – RSL Ondaatje 2017 Judge We are very pleased to annouce that Francis has won the Ondaatje Prize with Golden Hill.  Golden […]

Hogarth Press: Two Stories by Virginia Woolf and Mark Haddon

Hogarth is to mark its centenary with a birthday edition of its first publication, Two Stories, including newly commissioned work by Mark Haddon, to be published on 22 June. Founded by Virginia Woolf and her husband, Leonard Woolf, in 1917, the Hogarth press list ranged across fiction, poetry, politics and psychoanalysis, and published all of […]

Julianne Pachico and Rebecca F John on the Hay 30

Congratulations to Julianne Pachico and Rebecca F John, who have both been named on the Hay 30. The list, selected by the Hay Festival to coincide with the event’s 30th anniversary, features 30 young novelists, scientists, performers, philosophers and activists who will help to imagine and shape the world over the next 30 years. To see the full list click here […]

Francis Spufford on RSL Ondaatje Prize and Desmond Elliott shortlists

Congratulations to Francis Spufford, whose first novel GOLDEN HILL is on the RSL Ondaatje Prize shortlist. The prize is awarded annually to a book of the highest literary merit – fiction, non-fiction or poetry – which best evokes the spirit of a place. The winner will be announced on 8th May, and you can read […]