'Brilliant – funny and shocking and apt and beautifully drawn. Kate Evans has told the story of climate change in a way that's accessible, funny and moving.'

George Monbiot

Atlas of the month

Inequality

The USA is one of the world's most unequal nations, and California, despite (or because of) its vast wealth, scores even higher on the Gini index of inequality.

'A vibrant statistical snapshot of this myth-inspiring US state' Library Journal

Homeless

California's 21% share of the USA's homeless is far greater than its 12% share of the total population. And 25% of California's homeless are classified as 'chronic homeless', compared with the national average of 16%.

Spending on higher education

While the proportion of the state budget spent on corrections has increased, the proportion spent on the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) has declined markedly.

Book of the month

Awards and prizes

Congratulations to Tyler Keevil whose 'magical, hilarious, dark and crazy' novel, The Drive, has won the People's Choice prize at the 2014 Wales Book of the Year.

See more awards and prize-listed books here.

 

New edition of THE CLOTHS OF HEAVEN

We're thrilled with the new edition Sue Eckstein's heartwarming first novel, The Cloths of Heaven, which is now available. The Cloths of Heaven is a Myriad classic and this new edition is a fitting celebration of a much loved author's life and work.

Quick Fictions: Sunday Times Top 10 book app

Quick Fictions is an evolution in digital storytelling, full of bite-size tales to read on the bus, in the tube, while the kettle boils. Developed by Professor Nicholas Royle, author of Quilt, at the University of Sussex in partnership with Myriad and Aimer Media, Quick Fictions features the finest stories – each fewer than 300 words. The app will continue to grow as new stories are submitted: find out how to submit yours here on our website and don't forget to buy the app for regular updates!

Myriad's 2015 Catalogue is now available to download

Myriad's new catalogue showcases our full list of exciting fiction and graphics books for 2015, from inspiring debuts to much-anticipated new titles by established authors.

View and Download Myriad's 2015 Catalogue

Latest news

NEW SIGNING FOR THE GRAPHICS LIST

Myriad has signed The Opportunity by Will Volley, an exciting debut graphic novel that casts a spotlight on the unforgiving world of door-to-door salesmen. Creative Director Corinne Pearlman describes the novel as 'a modern-day Death of a Salesman transferred to the rain-lashed estates of Hastings… darkly disturbing, immensely stylish.' We will publish The Opportunity in November 2015.

MYRIAD FIRST DRAFTS COMPETITION LAUNCHED

Myriad's First Drafts Competition is open for entries. Now in its sixth year, the competition recognises promising work-in-progress across all forms of prose fiction and offers a prize of a week-long writing retreat at West Dean College near Chichester, as well as detailed feedback from industry experts and six months' mentoring by a Myriad author. There will be a chance to meet some of the 2015 judges at a special event at The Old Market in Brighton on 8th November. Full details and booking information here.

SUPERCRASH IN THE INDEPENDENT

Darryl Cunningham's new book, Supercrash – a graphic investigation into the heart of free-world politics, the financial crisis and the rise of the far right – has received an early review in the Independent from comics expert Paul Gravett. He praises its 'crisp, clever graphics', calling it 'a hugely readable, revelatory condemnation and call to arms'. Supercrash has received further early praise from Forbidden Planet. Darryl officially launched Supercrash at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival and he will be at Foyles Charing Cross on 3rd November, as part of Comica Festival

REMEMBER, REMEMBER AUDIOBOOK PUBLISHED

The audiobook edition of Lisa Cutts' crime novel, Remember, Remember, is now available from Audible.co.uk. Remember, Remember is the second book in the taut and gripping DC Nina Foster series and follows Lisa's critically acclaimed 2013 debut Never Forget (now optioned for TV by Bentley Productions).

SHORT STORY SUCCESS FOR FICTION AUTHORS

Congratulations to three Myriad fiction authors who have been shortlisted for different short story competitions. Recently signed Umi Sinha, whose debut novel, Belonging, we will publish in 2015, has been shortlisted for the Writeidea 2014 Prize for her story 'India Syndrome'. Meanwhile, Tyler Keevil, author of award-winning novel The Drive, has been shortlisted for Canada's eminent Journey Prize for his story 'Sealskin', published in his collection Burrard Inlet (Parthian). Finally, Living With It author Lizzie Enfield's short story 'The Catch' is down to the final three for the Kingston University Press Bonnie Greer Stories to Read Aloud Competition.

US EDITION OF THE BAD DOCTOR & AWARD LONGLISTING

We are pleased to announce that there will be a US edition of Ian Williams' debut graphic novel, The Bad Doctorpublished by Penn State University Press in Spring 2015. In addition, The Bad Doctor reached the longlist in the Best Book category at this year's British Comics Awards, along with another debut graphic novel from Myriad, The Black Project, by Gareth Brookes. Ian Williams was also longlisted in the Emerging Talent category.