Category: Agency News

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 »

Some of 2022’s Most Anticipated Books

  A new year means new books and we’re delighted to see so many of our titles picked up by the media as their most anticipated reads of 2022. Whether your to-be-read pile is already sky high or you’re in need of some inspiration to meet this year’s reading goal, our preview guide below shows… Read more »

FBA’s Round-Up of Must-Read Books on Climate Change

With global temperatures on the rise and many of us feeling the effects of climate anxiety, environmental crises are becoming ever more entangled with our daily lives. To coincide with this month’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), currently taking place in Glasgow, we have curated a pick of titles that celebrate the resilience and beauty… Read more »

Five Books to Add to Your Reading List This Black History Month

  First marked in the UK in October 1987, Black History Month aims to promote and celebrate Black contributions to British society and to reflect on the diverse histories of those of African and Caribbean descent. It goes without saying that we should be reading books by Black authors all year round, however, we’d like… Read more »

Introducing Our New Intern: Lola Downes

Following the relaunch of our paid, three-month internship scheme, we are incredibly pleased to introduce Lola Downes who joins us during the busy Frankfurt season. Lola graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA degree in English in 2020 and stayed to pursue her MPhil in American Literature the following year. Her dissertation research… Read more »

The Great Godden Shortlisted for the YA Books Are My Bag Readers Award

We are so pleased that Meg Rosoff’s The Great Godden (Bloomsbury; paperback June 2021) has been shortlisted for the Young Adult Fiction category of the 2021 Books Are My Bag Readers Award. The award is truly one of a kind, putting together a panel of passionate booksellers across the country to create a shortlist and… Read more »

My Experience as the First FBA Mentee

Picture this. It’s a (relatively) warm summer’s day in July, and you’ve recently moved to a new city to start a job in an industry you’ve been trying to break into for the better part of a year. You catch a bus to the office even though you could have walked (and perhaps could have… Read more »