A legendary space mission, a defining moment for America, and the story of one man’s courage in the face of unthinkable loss…
To coincide with the movie release of ‘First Man’, starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy, we’re offering Benjamin Johncock’s award-winning novel The Last Pilot at a special 20% discount this month from the Ethical Shop.
NEW BOOKS THIS SEASON
We have a great line-up for the autumn. We’ve just published Redemption Ground, an enlightening, entertaining and profoundly political collection of essays by Lorna Goodison, Poet Laureate of Jamaica and one of the foremost poets of her generation.
Our treat for fiction lovers is Elizabeth Haynes’ highly anticipated new novel: based on a true Victorian crime that was never solved, The Murder of Harriet Monckton untangles evidence from four key suspects to deliver a compelling story packed with lust, loneliness and loathing.
We publish game-changing graphic books and graphic subjects, including the multiple award-winning Escaping Wars and Waves, Olivier Kugler’s beautifully drawn reportage on Syrian refugees. This season we’re proud to be publishing two landmark feminist books: Joni Seager’s beautifully designed edition of The Women’s Atlas is an invaluable feminist resource, a hip cultural conversation, and example of cutting-edge data visualization. And in What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape, novelist and rape survivor Sohaila Abdulali calls for a franker conversation about sexual violence as she challenges misconceptions, prejudices and misogynistic thinking.
Daring, powerful and arrestingly original, these are books for our times.
FIRST DRAFTS 2018 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
Thanks to all those who entered the 2018 First Drafts Competition. This was a special edition of the competition in celebration of Myriad’s forthcoming publication New Daughters of Africa edited by Margaret Busby OBE. Our congratulations to the 10 finalists: Christine Amede, Gila K. Berryman, Rutendo Chabikwa, Emmanuella Dekonor, Anni Domingo, Malika K. McCoy, Ethel Maqeda, Morenike May, Melita Vurden, and Roxanne Young. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 14 November.
Our bestselling authors include award winners Benjamin Johncock, Jonathan Kemp and Umi Sinha; crime writers Elizabeth Haynes and Lesley Thomson, and graphic artists Darryl Cunningham, Kate Evans and Una. We champion new and emerging authors through two work-in-progress competitions.
In 2017 Myriad joined New Internationalist—an independent, not-for-profit, community-owned publishing co-operative—as part of a shared plan to expand, reach wider audiences, and publish books that push boundaries and embrace diversity.