C&W are thrilled to announce that two of our authors came home with Books Are My Bag Readers Awards from the organisation’s first prize ceremony late last week. A unique new set of awards, the shortlists were curated by bookshops and the winners voted for by book-lovers. As such, it was with particular joy that we celebrated Joanna Cannon‘s win in the Breakthrough Author Award category for her Top 10 Sunday Times bestselling debut The Trouble with Goats and Sheep and Matt Haig‘s success in winning the Non Fiction Award for his number 1 Sunday Times bestselling book Reasons to Stay Alive.
It’s Monday, the blistering summer of 1976 continues, and Mrs Creasy from Number 8 has gone missing. The neighbours seem keen to blame her disappearance on the heat, but 10-year-old Grace and her best friend Tilly aren’t convinced. Inspired by the local vicar, the girls decide to investigate, believing that if they can find God – who keeps everyone safe – they might also find Mrs Creasy and bring her home.
At once coming-of-age novel and whodunnit story, THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP radiates an unmistakable charm and warmth, and calls to mind great storytellers such as Maria Semple, Sarah Winman and Emma Healey
Now sold in 14 territories and optioned for TV, … (continue reading)
28 Nov 2016
Conville & Walsh Literary Agency are thrilled to announce that the film adaptation of ML Stedman’s bestselling debut novel The Light Between Oceans launched at the Venice Film Festival to fantastic critical plaudits. It was praised in the Telegraph for “the breadth of its compassion” while the Guardian‘s Peter Bradshaw applauded the “strong, heartfelt, ingenuous performances from Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender”, and the Independent said that the story “is filmed in bravura, bone-rattling fashion by Cianfrance”.
Following the film launch, the novel has leapt back into the New York Times bestseller list, and is also currently steaming ahead in the Sunday Times top 10. The Light Between Oceans is now on general release in the US, and premiered in the UK on the 4th November.
07 Sep 2016
Once again the gloriously eclectic Curious Arts Festival takes place in the beautiful grounds of Pylewell Park in the heart of the New Forest over the weekend of 22nd - 24th July.
Expect magical happenings, quirky occurences and erudite entertainment
Guests include Deborah Moggach, S J Watson, Petina Gappah, Billy Bragg, Polly Stenham, Carol Ann Duffy, DBC Pierre, Joanna Cannon and Lucy Rose and recklessly charming experiences include snail-racing, spell-making, a jabberwocky hunt, garden walks and much more.
Conville & Walsh will be running two writing workingships with S J Watson and DBC Pierre on the Saturday and Sunday alongside a “script surgery.”
For a limited time you can receive 15% off the price of tickets by using the promocode curiousoffer2016 when you purchase tickets online. This offer is available until June 30th.
16 Jun 2016