Category: News

The Super-Darb, Hotsy-Totsy FBA Books of the Year Round-Up 2019

It’s the final month of the final year of the decade… and you know what that means.  Yep, in just under three weeks we’ll be in the Roaring Twenties 2: Roar Harder™.  Flapper hats and Charleston swingsteps at the ready!  But first, there’s the little matter of the 2019 Books of the Year and the… Read more »

Three FBA Titles Shortlisted For Costa Book Awards 2019

After last night’s announcements Felicity Bryan Associates is honoured and delighted to see three of our authors’ wonderful books recognised by the Costa judges, meaning there is an FBA title in three of the four eligible categories: Jonathan Coe’s Middle England in the Novel grouping, Lindsey Hilsum’s In Extremis: The Life of War Reporter Marie… Read more »

Jon Savage’s THIS SEARING LIGHT named Rough Trade Book of the Year

Jon’s “definitive” (Mojo, Five Stars) and “extraordinary” (Nicholas Lezard) biography of Joy Division, one of the twentieth century’s most influential rock bands, has been named Rough Trade’s UK Book of the Year, a few months after it hit the Sunday Times Bestseller list. Rough Trade said: “In This Searing Light, the Sun, and Everything Else,… Read more »

Peter Frankopan wins Calliope Prize for Migration Research

Unanimously chosen by a panel of five judges, Peter Frankopan has won the €20,000 Calliope Prize, awarded biennially by the German Emigration Centre for practical research into migration. The jury commented that “Frankopan’s research on global history, embodied in his work The Silk Roads, breaks with the Eurocentric perspective and explores new perspectives on historical… Read more »

Tim Harford launches podcast with Malcolm Gladwell’s Pushkin Industries

Writer, presenter and ‘undercover economist’ Tim Harford has launched an exciting new podcast, Cautionary Tales, with Pushkin Industries, a company co-founded by Jacob Weisberg and non-fiction megastar Malcolm Gladwell. We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown ups –… Read more »

Jonathan Coe, Peter Frankopan, James Barr, Tom Nancollas all make Waterstones Paperback of the Year list

Waterstones has released its annual Paperback of the Year list and we are delighted to see four of our authors feature. Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet and Lords of the Desert: Britain’s Struggle with America to Dominate the Middle-East were both previously Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month picks, while Middle… Read more »

Jonathan Coe shortlisted for France’s Prix Femina Étranger

Middle England, Jonathan Coe’s latest novel and the third in his Rotter’s Club series, has been shortlisted for one of France’s most prestigious literary awards.  Le Coeur de l’Angleterre – which has also hit the French bestseller lists – will compete for the prize with Edna O’Brien, Giosuè Calaciura, Manuel Vilas, and Arno Geiger, who… Read more »

Elif Shafak’s Blackwell’s Lecture at the Sheldonian, Oxford

On Thursday evening we were honoured to be invited by Blackwell’s to their Annual Lecture, given this year by British-Turkish writer activist, Elif Shafak, whose latest Booker-shortlisted novel, Ten Minutes Thirty-Eight Seconds In This Strange World, was called “a masterpiece” by our very own Peter Frankopan.  Speaking eloquently on politics, identity, feminism, and narratives of… Read more »