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Joe Dunthorne's <em>Wild Abandon</em> wins Encore Award 2012 1 June 2012
Some great news: Joe Dunthorne was the unanimous winner of the Encore Award for best second novel last night — the same prize Ali Smith won for Hotel World and the start of her prize-winning run.
The judges were Kate Summerscale, Alex Clark and Peter Parker, who said of Wild Abandon: “We were charmed by this warm-hearted comedy. Wild Abandon is set in a peculiar, semi-disintegrating commune, but despite the imperfections and delusions of its lead characters, it is never less than sympathetic to them all.”
Attached is a photo of Joe accepting the award and looking very happy (not least as the prize was a cheque for £10,000).
More Success for Joe! 17 May 2012
Following on from the news that Joe Dunthorne’s Wild Abandon was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year last week, we have now learned that Joe has also been shortlisted for the Encore Award.
The Encore Award fills a niche in the catalogue of literary prizes by celebrating the achievement of outstanding second novels, often neglected in comparison to the attention given to promising first books.
Shadow Shortlisting 17 May 2012
We were thrilled this morning to hear that Andrew Feinstein’s The Shadow World has been shortlisted for the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for non-fiction in South Africa.
The winner will be announced on the evening of Thursday 21 June. For full details of this year’s event and nominees, click here
There but for the James Tait Black Prize! 14 May 2012
We are delighted to announce that Ali Smith’s There but for the has been shortlisted for the prestigious James Tait Black Prize.
On a shortlist of three, the winner will be announced as part of the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Saturday August 25th.
Big in Wales! 11 May 2012
We are happy to see two HH authors on the shortlists for Wales Book of the Year.
Joe Dunthorne for Fiction
and Iain Sinclair for Creative Non-Fiction.
The Welsh half of our Publishing Director is especially proud. Read more here.
Always Looking 4 May 2012
We are delighted to be joining Knopf in publishing this last collection of Updike’s writing on art.
Joe Launches Five Dials 23 3 May 2012
Tales of the Thames 30 April 2012
The literary event, Tales of the Thames: Writers’ Talks at Somerset House, will be taking place on Saturday 19 May.
This one-off event will bring together a host of writers and historians ahead of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. HH author Ian Sinclair will close the event with a performance piece, accompanied by the vocalist MacGillivray.
For more details, click here.
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