Two international acquisitions!

The Borough Press has acquired two novels with an international focus: The Nine-Chambered Heart by Indian author Janice Pariat and Stephen Florida by Publishers Weekly fiction reviews editor Gabe Habash. The Nine-Chambered Heart by Pariat is a compact yet kaleidoscopic work in which nine characters recall their relationships with the same woman – whom they have all loved or been loved by. … Continued

Kicking off the TWO COUSINS OF AZOV blog tour!

Yes we most certainly are! Welcome to DAY ONE of the blog tour to celebrate the wonderful and deeply poignant new novel from Andrea Bennett which is now out in paperback and ebook everywhere! Now, here’s Andrea: We’ve all heard of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Pushkin, but my trio of favourite Soviet / Russian writers are perhaps … Continued

Amazing new deal with Susie Steiner

The Borough Press has acquired the third crime novel from Susie Steiner for a “significant six-figure” sum. The HarperCollins imprint’s publishing director, Suzie Dooré, bought the UK and Commonwealth rights from Sarah Ballard at United Agents. Random House will publish in the US. The as-yet-untitled book will feature Manon Bradshaw, protagonist of the author’s previous … Continued

#LoveAudio: Brittany Newell on the OOLA audiobook

I was nervous about my audiobook. I’m a bit of a control freak (ask my agent), and what’s more, obsessed with the way my work sounds. I whisper aloud as I type, looking not a little like Jack Nicholson in The Shining. I have musician envy: I try to make my sentences like music. So it was with a sense … Continued

Borough Press wins The Binding after ‘hotly contested’ eight-way auction

Borough Press has won a “hotly contested” first adult novel from YA author Bridget Collins after an eight-way auction. The story centres on a world where bookbinders trap unwanted memories in writing and the HarperCollins imprint bought two books by the author for six-figures. Suzie Dooré, publishing director at Borough Press, acquired British and Commonwealth … Continued

#LoveAudio: Rosie Garland on the recording of The Night Brother

When it begins, I’m floored. I’m drawn in by a soft Mancunian accent: ‘My night brother is here. Halfway between yesterday and tomorrow morning, he shakes my shoulder…’ It is Edie, telling her own story. I’m surprised at how emotional I feel. My third novel The Night Brother has just been published, complete with a … Continued

Open submissions period from 1st -14th May for un-agented literary novels

THE BOROUGH PRESS is inviting un-agented submissions of literary novels for a limited two-week period between 1st and 14th May 2017. We are looking for authors from all backgrounds, who have written a literary novel in keeping with the spirit of The Borough Press list: fiction which couples passionate, intelligent writing with energetic, page-turning plots. Literary/genre crossovers … Continued

A #DayInTheLife – Ann Bissell, Publicity Director

7.30am: Woken by alarm. Why on earth have I set it this early on a Saturday?? Oh yes! Off to Oxford literary festival with two of Borough’s authors. Extricate self from the claws of a sleeping kitten Jeremy Guscatt and attempt to slip out of bed without waking snoring husband. 8.29am : On the tube … Continued

Start reading Beth Lewis’ The Wolf Road

The End A’ Old Me The End A’ Old Me I sat up high, oak branch ’tween my knees, and watched the tattooed man stride about in the snow. Pictures all over his face, no skin left no more, just ink and blood. Looking for me, he was. Always looking for me. He left red … Continued