Category: News

Catherine Belton Awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List

We are so proud of Catherine Belton, who has been made an MBE in King Charles III’s first New Year’s Honours list for her services to journalism. Belton was previously the Moscow Correspondent for the Financial Times, worked as an investigative correspondent for Reuters, and now reports on Russia for the Washington Post. Her first… 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 »


Established in 1911, International Women’s Day aims to recognise women’s achievements while also campaigning for a fairer, more gender equal society. From galvanising non-fiction to stories of unforgettable female friendships, we hope this list provides some inspiring reading for this year’s celebrations. Please Miss, Grace Lavery (Daunt Books, 2022) Described by Carmen Maria Machado as… 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 »

2021 Books of the Year

In the run up to Christmas, publications have been sharing their favourite reads of 2021 and it has filled us with festive cheer to see so many authors we represent on their lists. Made up of recommendations from critics and writers, we hope our compilation below provides some inspiration for cosy fireside reading or a… Read more »