New River Books to publish ‘The Hedgehog Diaries’ by Sarah Sands

The Hedgehog Diaries, by Sarah Sands, is a beautifully written story about the end of life, in which hedgehogs become a metaphor for hope.
Sarah’s first book, The Interior Silence, published by Short Books in 2021, explored the lessons of monastic life and was widely acclaimed. This one is for readers of How to Catch a Mole, The Salt Path and H is for Hawk – an inquiring, entertaining and deeply consoling read, filled with rich historical references and characters, from politicians and philosophers to Mrs Tiggy Winkle, but also one with an important core message around the
need to protect our natural world. New River Books will publish on 14 September 2023.

The Glucose Goddess Method by Jessie Inchauspé

The Glucose Goddess Method by Jessie Inchauspé was published by New River Books on 25 April 2023 and immediately hit the Number One spot on Amazon! It is now a Sunday Times Bestseller and continues to hit the bestseller lists in France, Australia, the US, Germany, Holland and Iceland.

Picador is delighted to announce the publication of Long Island by Colm Tóibín

Picador is delighted to announce the publication of Long Island by Colm Tóibín. 

In Colm Tóibín’s masterful new novel we are reunited with Eilis Lacey, the heroine of Brooklyn, twenty years on, in the 1970s, living with her husband, Tony Fiorello, and her children in a house in Long Island, rather too close to her Fiorello in-laws. A shocking piece of news at the opening of the novel propels Eilis back to Ireland, to a world she thought she had long left behind and to ways of living, and loving, she thought she had lost.

Mary Mount, Picador Publisher, said, ‘Colm Tóibín is one of the world’s finest writers and Brooklyn is a novel that was loved by readers around the world. It is overwhelming to be reunited with the characters of that novel once again and to see them anew. This is a novel of profound emotional resonance and enormous wit, both qualities having long been hallmarks of Tóibín’s writing. It is a huge thrill and privilege to be publishing this extraordinary new work which will be read by many readers for many decades to come.’

Colm Tóibín is the author of ten previous novels. His books have won the Rathbones Folio Prize, the Costa Prize, the David Cohen Award, the IMPAC Award and he has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize three times.

Picador will publish Long Island in May 2024. Picador is home to eleven of Tóibín’s backlist titles. Long Island was acquired from Peter Straus, RCW, for UK&Comm  excluding Canada excluding Australasia incl ebook, audio and serial. In America Nan Graham at Scribners will publish.

The Gardener by Salley Vickers

The Gardener by Salley Vickers (Viking) 4th November 2021. From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Librarian and  comes a new novel, about two sisters, Hassie and Margot,  who buy a rambling run down Jacobean house in Hope Wenlock on the Welsh Marches with a long neglected garden. As Hassie works the garden she ruminates on her past life, and in the peaceful company of Murat, her fellow gardener, she experiences the power of nature and the pull of other, hidden worlds.


Audible, the leading provider of audio storytelling, will once again sponsor The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award in 2021, after last year’s prize attracted a record number of eligible entries from 48 countries and six continents. The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award is worth £30,000 to the winner, with the shortlisted authors receiving £1,000 each. The shortlisted stories are also showcased in an exclusive audiobook anthology produced by Audible. Previous winners of the award include three Pulitzer Prize-winning American authors – Junot Díaz, Anthony Doerr and Adam Johnson – as well as Chinese-American novelist Yiyun Li, CK Stead from New Zealand, Jonathan Tel from the UK, Bret Anthony Johnston and Courtney Zoffness from America, and Kevin Barry and Danielle McLaughlin from Ireland. Shortlisted authors include Colum McCann, Petina Gappah, Hilary Mantel, Emma Donoghue, Elizabeth Strout, Ali Smith, David Vann, Gerard Woodward, Curtis Sittenfeld and Miranda July. The 2020 winner was Irish writer Niamh Campbell.

The winner will be announced on 8 July 2021.

‘There’s no equivalent of the Man Booker fiction prize for a short story, but the Sunday Times award must come close…’ Sydney Morning Herald

‘In recent years The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award has very successfully shone a light on a crucial and venerable literary form that too often struggles for attention. Its judges have consistently rewarded serious artistic ambition at a time when commercial forces grow ever more dominant in our reading culture, and the Award has brought to our notice a raft of important writers – some new, some with many years’ experience – whom I for one may never otherwise have discovered. There is currently no other prize or institution in the UK that fulfils this role.’ Kazuo Ishiguro

The Magician by Colm Tóibín – Viking, September 2021

The Magician by Colm Tóibín  (Viking) 23 September 2021

From one of our greatest living writers comes a sweeping novel of unrequited love and exile, war and family. The Magician tells the story of Thomas Mann, whose life was filled with great acclaim and contradiction. He would find himself on the wrong side of history in the First World War, cheerleading the German army, but have a clear vision of the future in the second, anticipating the horrors of Nazism. He would have six children and keep his homosexuality hidden; he was a man forever connected to his family and yet bore witness to the ravages of suicide. He would write some of the greatest works of European literature, and win the Nobel Prize, but would never return to the country that inspired his creativity. Through one life, Colm Tóibín tells the breathtaking story of the twentieth century.


Grandmothers by Salley Vickers

‘Grandmothers’ by Salley Vickers was published by Penguin on 3rd September 2020.

It is a beautifully observed, tender and elegiac new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Librarian.

‘A beautifully written and moving celebration of this love, too often unsung, that reaches out across the generations. It should be read by all grannies’ The Times


‘A fond  portrait of what it is to love a child, both yours and not… a tonic for the overlooked modern grandmother’ Sunday Times

Audible announced as new sponsor of the world’s richest short story prize

Audible, the leading provider of audio storytelling has joined forces with The Sunday Times to sponsor The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2019 as it enters its tenth year.  The world’s richest and most prestigious prize for an English-language single short story, the Award has attracted some of the finest literary talent from around the world in the decade since it was inaugurated.

In a ground-breaking agreement, Audible will produce an audio anthology of the stories shortlisted in 2019, making the stories available in audio for the first time.

For full details of the Award visit:

Coronet to publish America Before – the final book in Graham Hancock’s bestselling non-fiction trilogy

Graham Hancock’s long-awaited culmination of his non-fiction work will be published on April 2nd –over twenty years after the publication of the multi-million selling Fingerprints of the Gods and four years after the Sunday Times bestseller Magicians of the Gods

In America Before, Hancock draws on the latest archaeological and DNA evidence to bring his quest to a stunning conclusion. He presents a brand-new investigation into the prehistory of the Americas, referencing scientific proof of a long-lost ancient civilisation which began in the Ice Age in the so-called ‘New World’ and then spread around the earth, leaving its traces in ancient monuments such as the Egyptian pyramids and Stonehenge and in the genetic makeup of peoples living as far away as Australia.

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The Glucose Goddess Method by Jessie Inchauspé

Do you suffer from cravings, chronic fatigue, sugar addiction? Do you sometimes wake up in the morning feeling less than 100%? The majority of the population is stuck on a glucose roller coaster. This book will help you break free. Jessie Inchauspé is a biochemist, author and founder of the Glucose Goddess movement (over 1.5 […]

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Cassoulet Confessions

Published by Hardie Grant on 15 September 2022, Hardback, £16.99  ‘Cassoulet Confessions’ is an enthralling memoir by award-winning food and travel writer Sylvie Bigar that reveals how a simple journalistic assignment sparked a culinary obsession and transcended into a quest for identity. Set in the stunning southern French countryside, this honest and poignant memoir conveys […]

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