As part of International Trans Day of Visibility, Alex Clare, author of He’s Gone, writes a little about why this particular day is important. As a general rule, I’m not a fan of ‘days’. We started off with saints’ days but they have proliferated (and often extended – a local pub was advertising special offers for ‘St Patrick’s… Read More Alex Clare on #TDOV
The team at Impress like challenging and experimental reads, so this week we’re offering novels that broke the boundaries of genre and style. Julian chose Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Blurring the lines between science fiction and comedy, Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was first published in… Read More Friday Reads: Novels that broke the mould
Here at Impress, we’re looking for great ideas from unpublished writers that have been executed with precision and style. The idea should be original and there should be a strong justification of the sense of market. But what do you need to do to prove this to us A 6,000 word sample of your manuscript… Read More The Impress Prize for New Writers: What do you need to enter?
This week at Impress HQ, as John Le Carre’s The Night Manager reaches a new level of excitement, we’re discussing the novels that we’d most like to see adapted for TV and the ones that are being adapted that we’re really looking forward to. Sarah’s looking forward to the adaptation of The Northern Lights… Read More Friday Reads: Novels that would make good TV
1928 Lucia, the talented and ambitious daughter of James Joyce, is making her name as a dancer, training with the most gifted performers in glittering, avant-garde Paris. When a young Samuel Beckett comes to work for her father, she’s captivated by his quiet intensity and falls passionately in love. Persuaded she has clairvoyant powers, Lucia believes her… Read More THE JOYCE GIRL by Annabel Abbs #CoverReveal
This week Sarah, our Marketing assistant, shares with us her to-be-read pile. Firstly, my TBR pile as so much bigger than this tiny pile, but here are a small selection that I’m most looking forward to reading… I have ‘cheated’ slightly with the little book on top of the pile as it’s not strictly a… Read More To-be-read piles
Are you a budding writer looking for a publishing contract? Enter the Impress Prize for New Writers for your chance to win a publishing contract. Here at Impress HQ, we’re celebrating the tenth birthday of the Impress Prize for New Writers. The prize was designed to discover and publish debut authors. This means that authors… Read More Impress Prize for New Writers 2016: Who is it for and why should you enter?
With the cover reveal for the Impress Prize winner The Joyce Girl coming along next week, the team here at Impress HQ are discussing their all-time favourite book covers. Rachel’s favourite book cover is the Penguin Threads edition of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott This is one of my favourite books and you can’t… Read More Friday Reads: Our Favourite Covers
A Shanghai morning is an assault on the senses. By the time I’ve battled my way through the metro (elbows out, zero hesitation) I’m jolted awake and a jianbing, or breakfast pancake, seems like a good idea. Or at least not as unreasonable as it might have done before I rolled out of bed into a… Read More Eating Shanghai: Living the City Through its Food
To celebrate the start of Spring, we’re looking back on our favourite quintessential reads that remind us of Spring. Rachel’s pick is Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian Although technically put on the children’s book shelves, this novel is a classic that harks back to Second World War Britain. Set in the countryside, we follow… Read More Friday Reads: Books for the Start of Spring