A richly atmospheric acquisition – The Hunters

We are thrilled to announce a new acquisition for the Borough Press list: The Hunters by Kat Gordon is a sweeping, coming-of-age story set in British colonial Kenya. Richly atmospheric, The Hunters takes place between 1925 and 1937 and is narrated by Theo, fifteen when he first arrives in the country, the son of the new Director of … Continued


Start reading Robert Lautner’s The Draughtsman

 Start reading the first chapter of Robert Lautner’s The Draughtsman The woman at the desk wishes me good morning. She looks like she has been up for hours, fresh and beaming, and I am sure not the same woman I saw last week. My eyes weeping from my walk, worse because they are such a … Continued


A #DayInTheLife – Suzie Dooré, Publishing Director

5am: Leap out of bed. An hour’s meditation and a matcha smoothie and I’m ready to fast-walk to the office… no. No, I can’t lie. It’s actually: 7am: Wake up, peel Kindle off face where I fell asleep reading a submission. Shower, get dressed (it used to be heels, now it’s ‘smart trainers’ – what … Continued


AUTHENTIC AND HEARTFELT DEBUT ‘SHE’S NOT THERE’ ACQUIRED

The Borough Press has acquired Tamsin Grey’s first novel, SHE’S NOT THERE. Suzie Dooré, Publishing Director of the imprint, bought World rights from Jo Unwin. SHE’S NOT THERE is the story of two little boys who wake up one morning to find their mother has vanished. Nine-year-old Jonah tries to puzzle out her disappearance from objects he … Continued


Suzie Dooré on BBC Radio 4 Open Book

In January Borough Press’ Suzie Dooré braved the cold and headed over to BBC Broadcasting house to give her ‘Editor’s tip’ and a ‘New year’s resolution for the publishing industry’ on Mariella Frostrup’s Open Book. Suzie’s choice sparked conversation around gender fluidity, feminism and diversity in literature. And her new year’s resolution for publishing came with a … Continued


Announcing an outstanding debut novel from Bristol-based Katy Mahood.

Commissioning editor, Holly Ainley, is excited to share news of our latest acquisition for The Borough Press list – ENTANGLEMENT by Katy Mahood – which we’ll publish in March 2018. ENTANGLEMENT opens on the platform at Paddington rail station in 2006 as Stella and John await their train to Cornwall. Across the concourse, Charlie is watching. … Continued


CALLING ALL DESIGNERS!

We have launched a competition to design a tote bag inspired by our new tagline BOOKS THAT MAKE YOU. The winning designer will see their work featured on the bag along with a cash prize of £500. There may also be the opportunity for further work with the HarperCollins design studio. Suzie Dooré, Borough’s publishing … Continued


‘Unsettling and thrilling’ debut to Borough Press

The Borough Press has acquired OOLA, an “unsettling and thrilling” debut novel by Brittany Newell, a 21-year old Stanford University student. In her first acquisition for Borough Press, editor Charlotte Cray bought UK rights – with exclusive Europe and Commonwealth – from Zoe Ross at United Agents. Rights have also been sold to Sarah Bowlin … Continued


‘Rip-roaring’ novel of loyalty and danger to Borough Press

The Borough Press is to publish Canadian author Tyler Keevil’s fourth book, No Good Brother. In her first acquisition for the imprint, Holly Ainley, commissioning editor at The Borough Press, acquired world all language rights from Becky Thomas at Johnson & Alcock in a five figure pre-empt. No Good Brother is a contemporary story of … Continued


Sing for Chilbury: We need your choir!

Set in a Kent village in 1940, The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir is a joyful and inspirational tale of a village choir pulling together in times of crisis and great change. Singing is at the heart of the novel – and we need your choir to help us bring the audiobook to life! We’re looking for … Continued


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