We have had an amazing year at Conville & Walsh, with a huge variety of fiction and non-fiction in the media. There have been more Books of the Year roundups than we can count, so we have gathered the best in our handy Books of the Books of the Year roundup.
Books of the Year
The Absent Therapist by Will Eaves: Guardian (Nick Lezard)
A Buzz in the Meadow by Dave Goulson (pictured): New Statesman (Mark Cocker), Guardian (nature)
City of Lies by Ramita Navai: Evening Standard, Times (travel)
The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson: Guardian (Ben Miller), Independent (crime)
Different Every Time by Marcus O’Dair: Guardian (music), The Times, Sunday Times (Will Hodgkinson), Irish Times, Independent, Evening Standard
The Disappearance Boy by Neil Bartlett: Guardian (Kate Pullinger)
Echo Boy by Matt Haig: Telegraph
Joan of Arc by Helen Castor: Telegraph (history), Telegraph (biography), Guardian (biography), Evening Standard, Times (biography)
Life on the Edge by Jim al Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden: Independent (science), Financial Times, Economist
Marry Me by Dan Rhodes: Washington Post
The Moor by Will Atkins : Guardian (Stuart Evers)
Mr Mac and Me by Esther Freud: Evening Standard
Nathan Filer: Telegraph, Independent (debuts), Independent (Christmas)
A Sting in the Tale by Dave Goulson: Guardian (Nick Lezard), Brain Pickings
Tigerman by Nick Harkaway: Kirkus, NPR, Washington Post
The Visitors by Simon Sylvester: Independent (debuts)
And in case you missed it, we had a number of prizes and nominations, too...
Pedro G. Ferreira’s The Perfect Theory nominated for the Royal Society Winton Prize
Nathan Filer wins Costa Book of the Year, Costa First Book Award, is longlisted for The Desmond Eliot Prize, is nominated for the Society of Authors Award, and is announced winner of the SNBA Novel of the Year for The Shock of the Fall
Matt Haig nominated for Carnegie Medal for Echo Boy
Sarah Hall wins E.M. Forster Award
Thomas Harding nominated for JQ-Wingate Prize
Antonia Hodgson’s The Devil in the Marshalsea wins Endeavour Historical Dagger in Crimewriters’ Association Awards
Rob Lloyd Jones’s Wild Boy shortlisted for Branford Boase Award
John Niven’s Straight White Male shortlisted for the Wodehouse Prize
Lisa O’Donnell’s The Death of Bees named in Alex Awards
Simon Sylvester’s The Visitors wins Not the Booker
Piers Torday shortlisted for Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize, and wins The Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize for The Dark Wild
Simon Wroe shortlisted for Costa First Novel Award for Chop Chop
Stephen Kelman’s Pigeon English was named on the syllabus for the new AQA GCSE in English Literature.
In collaboration with Curtis Brown Creative and our wonderful reader, David Llewelyn, we launched the Eluned Phillips Centenary Bursary to enable an author born or living in Wales to take part in a three month novel writing course. The winner was Rhian Jones, born and brought up in Blaenau, Gwent.
David Shrigley undertook a major collaboration with Uniqlo and MoMA for a t-shirt collection based on artwork from his new book, Weak Messages Create Bad Situations.