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FIRST GRAPHIC NOVEL COMPETITION 2018
We are delighted to announce that the long list has now been selected, after a record entry. This year’s judges are cartoonists Kate Evans and Martin Rowson, co-founders of BAME In Publishing Wei Ming Kam and Sarah Shaffi, and Myriad’s Creative Director Corinne Pearlman. We will announce  the shortlist in May.

NEW BOOKS THIS SEASON
We celebrated International Women’s Day with
a feminist hat-trick: The Inking Womenedited by Nicola Streeten and Cath Tate, celebrates 250 years of women cartoon and comic artists; Marie Duval rediscovers the life and work of a ground-breaking Victorian cartoonist; and Ruth Figgest’s gloriously wry debut novel, Magnetism, unfolds an entangled mother-daughter relationship. 

Amongst the treats to come are highly anticipated new novels from two award-winning authors. Manu Joseph’s Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous (May) is a fierce, profound and intensely urgent portrait of contemporary India. Elizabeth Haynes, bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner, untangles evidence from a Victorian crime that was never solved to deliver the compelling story of The Murder of Harriet Monckton (September).

In August we publish Redemption Ground, an enlightening, entertaining, profoundly political collection of essays by Lorna Goodison, Poet Laureate of Jamaica and one of the foremost poets of her generation.

We’re leading the way with graphic books and graphic subjects later in the year. In June we publish Olivier Kugler’s beautifully drawn reportage on Syrian refugees, Escaping Wars and Waves. October sees the publication of Sohaila Abdulali’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape—a nuanced and unflinching look at what we don’t say as much as what we are beginning to say—and a new edition of The Women’s Atlas, Joni Seager’s classic feminist anaylsis  on the status of women worldwide and a cutting-edge example of data visualisation.

Daring, powerful and arrestingly original, these are books for our times.

IN CASE YOU MISSED…
Congratulations to S V Berlin whose debut novel The Favourite has been longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award. 

Peter Adamson’s global literary thriller, The Kennedy Moment, launched in the UK earlier this year and published in the US in October, is already attracting praise from around the world with readers praising ‘a great story and very moving’ and ‘an ingenious book that screams with relevance in this dark time of Trump and decline’.

ABOUT US
Myriad publishes award-winning literary fiction, graphic novels and political nonfiction, including the ground-breaking State of the World atlas series. Our bestselling authors include Dan Smith, crime writers Elizabeth Haynes and Lesley Thomson, and graphic authors Darryl Cunningham, Kate Evans and Una. We champion new and emerging authors through two work-in-progress competitionsRecently we merged with New Internationalist as part of a joint plan to expand, reach wider audiences and publish books that push boundaries and embrace diversity.

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