‘Childless? Childfree? Neither… just ME’. To coincide with World Childless Week (10-17 September) Paula Knight’s wonderfully moving graphic memoir The Facts of Life is available at a special 20% discount 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 September 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. We recently published Olivier Kugler’s beautifully drawn reportage on Syrian refugees, Escaping Wars and Waves. October sees the publication of two landmark feminist books: Sohaila Abdulali’s What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape is an unflinching look at what we don’t say as much as what we are beginning to say about sexual assault; Joni Seager’s beautifully designed edition of The Women’s Atlas is an invaluable feminist resource and example of cutting-edge data visualization.
Daring, powerful and arrestingly original, these are books for our times.
MYRIAD COMPETITIONS FOR UNPUBLISHED WRITERS
We are delighted to announce Jenny Robins as winner of the 2018 First Graphic Novel Competition. Congratulations to Jenny and to the runners-up: Cathy Brett, Sabba Khan, Clarrie Pope and Blanche Pope, Zara Slattery, Anna Trench, and Sarah Ushurhe. This year’s judges were 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.
Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s special edition of our First Drafts Competition to launch unpublished writers. In celebration of Myriad’s forthcoming publication New Daughters of Africa edited by Margaret Busby OBE, we invited submissions from unpublished women writers who identify as being of African heritage or descent. Our judges, including literary agent Elise Dillsworth and Vanessa La Rose of New Beacon Books, have a fabulous pile of contributions to read before we announce the shortlist in October.
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.