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


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

Reader, I Married Him: Stories inspired by Jane Eyre

The twenty-one stories in Reader, I Married Him – one of the most celebrated lines in fiction – are inspired by Jane Eyre and shaped by its perennially fascinating themes of love, compromise and self-determination. Published at the beginning of April, we’ve been thrilled with some of the reviews for this fantastic collection of stories. Edited by … Continued

Announcing a beautiful debut from Cherise Wolas

  Suzie Dooré at The Borough Press pre-empted UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) in two books by Cherise Wolas, from Kerry Nordling at St Martin’s Press. THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY was acquired in the US by Amy Einhorn for Flatiron Books who will publish in August 2017, and Borough Press will publish in … Continued

Eligible is the book of the summer!

We could not be more excited about the release of Curtis Sittenfeld’s next novel, Eligible, and it seems we’re not the only ones. Here are a small selection of the fantastically good quotes we’ve had in lately… ‘In 2009 it was One Day. Four years ago it was Gone Girl. This year the book of the summer … Continued