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Books of the Year: 2022

December is the month for mulled wine, present-wrapping, frosty mornings, and the all-important books of the year lists, which curate some of the best-loved reads of the past twelve months. Below we’ve rounded up a festive list of all our titles we’ve spotted recommended in publications as their favourite books of the year, with a… Read more »

The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival Preview 2022

The world’s oldest literary festival returns today, welcoming visitors to the beautiful historic spa town of Cheltenham for ten days of fascinating literary discussions. Running from the 7th to 16th October, The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival will host a range of high-profile bestselling authors and fresh talent, featuring more than 1,000… Read more »

Mona Arshi’s Somebody Loves You Shortlisted for The Goldsmiths Prize

We are so proud of Mona Arshi, who has been shortlisted for the 10th Goldsmiths Prize. Her book, Somebody Loves You, was published by And Other Stories in 2021, and is one of two debut novels to have made the list, alongside Maddie Mortimer’s Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies. Established in 2013, the annual prize… Read more »

Alice Tradewell: My Time as FBA’s Mentee

This time four months ago, I was in the interview process for the Felicity Bryan mentorship scheme. I was also in the middle of my last assessment period in my final year of university. A lot was riding on this one week: employment for the summer, getting a 2:1 etc. I would walk to university… Read more »

Edinburgh International Book Festival: 2022 Preview

Held every August, the Edinburgh International Book Festival brings leading and emerging thinkers and writers together to inspire each other and audiences in an extensive programme of public events. Against a backdrop of beautiful spires and steeples, visitors this year can take their pick from a thought-provoking, varied programme, and also visit some of Edinburgh’s… Read more »

FBA’s Books of the Summer 2022

With July in full swing, the highly anticipated summer reading lists are back once again. This year we are delighted to see 10 of our books chosen as the best reads of the summer. Whether you’re staying at home for a relaxing summer and wanting something to curl up with, or braving the chaotic airports… Read more »

Lisa Williamson’s First Day of My Life and Krystal Sutherland’s House of Hollow on 10-Strong Shortlist for the 2022 YA Book Prize

This year’s varied and remarkably strong shortlist for the YA Book Prize features two titles by FBA authors: First Day of My Life by Lisa Williamson (David Fickling Books, 2021) and House of Hollow by Krystal Sutherland (Hot Key Books, 2021). Launched in 2014 by The Bookseller, the YA Book Prize celebrates great books for… Read more »

FBA Partner with The Stinging Fly to Launch New Fiction Writing Prize

We are incredibly excited to announce our sponsorship of the Stinging Fly/FBA Fiction Prize, which will be awarded annually to an emerging fiction writer published in The Stinging Fly during the previous year. We have long admired the bold and exciting new writing published by The Stinging Fly and are delighted to support their work… Read more »