In 2015 we published a range of exciting and groundbreaking new fiction and graphics titles and were thrilled to see many of them recognised in end-of-the-year selections and round-ups across the press – in print and online.
Benjamin Johncock‘s debut of the space race, The Last Pilot, was picked by Ian Rankin as his best book of 2015, and also featured among Joanna Cannon‘s ten ‘brilliant and beautiful’ reads of the year, as well as being one of the San Antonio Express‘ books of the year.
The Longest Fight, Emily Bullock‘s beautiful and brutal debut set in the gritty world of 1950s boxing, was chosen by the Independent on Sunday as a ‘Paperback of the Year’ and described as ‘a wonderful first novel… like Fat City, The Longest Fight is really about the fragility of masculinity… moving, punchily written’.
Anne Cater chose Isabel Ashdown‘s ‘heart-breaking and thought-provoking’ fourth novel Flight as one of her best of the year on her blog Random Things Through My Letterbox, and Jera’s Jamboree listed the novel in its top five of the year.
Belonging by Umi Sinha was given an honourable mention by Paperblog as well as being one of four Myriad books – alongside The Last Pilot, Una‘s Becoming Unbecoming and Jonathan Kemp‘s Ghosting – on Pamreader‘s list of her top twelve of the year.
Tech Times listed the US edition of Darryl Cunningham‘s Supercrash calling it ‘a gem of comics nonfiction’.
Una‘s powerful graphic memoir, Becoming Unbecoming, ended the year on a particular high, receiving high praise and recognition from a whole in a host of publications.