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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 »

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 »

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 »

Damon Galgut’s The Promise Shortlisted for the Booker Prize

  We are overjoyed that Damon Galgut’s The Promise (Chatto & Windus, June 2021) has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Previously shortlisted in 2006 for The Good Doctor and in 2010 for In A Strange Room, Damon Galgut joins a remarkably strong line-up, starring the likes of Patricia Lockwood and Richard Powers. Director of… Read more »