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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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

‘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… Read More

‘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… Read More