Review of The Lonely City #EditorPick

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing (Canongate) One of the best books I read in 2016 was Olivia Laing’s curiously addictive exploration of loneliness and the modern city, by way of art. Alone and adrift in New York in her mid-thirties, Laing found herself falling prey to loneliness, … Continued


Start reading Christina Baker Kline’s A Piece of the World

Prologue Later he told me he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t … Continued


Terms and Conditions – The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir and Elemis Twitter competition

Terms and Conditions This competition is promoted by HarperCollins Publishers Limited (“HarperCollins”), I London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. This promotion is open to all UK residents except employees of HarperCollins and Elemis (or their parent, subsidiaries or any affiliated companies) and their immediate families, who are not allowed to enter the competition. You must … Continued



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