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Read the first chapter from THE BELLES

We are thrilled to welcome Dhonielle Clayton to the Gollancz Blog. Today, Dhonielle shares with us the inspiration behind her new novel The Belles as well as an exciting extract. The Belles will be available in shops and online on the 8th February 2018. You can pre-order your copy here. I started The Belles eight […]

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Q&A with Rebecca Griffiths

Q&A with Rebecca Griffiths author of A Place to Lie Tell us a bit about A Place to Lie. The book tells the story of two sisters, Caroline and Joanna, who, recovering from their mother’s attempted suicide spend the summer of 1990 at their great-aunt’s holiday cottage near the Forest of Dean.  What should have […]

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Q&A with Alex Marwood

Alex Marwood, author of The Poison Garden, talks exclusively to The Crime Vault about her new novel. 1) Tell us about The Poison Garden and what inspired you to write it. I think it’s been coming for a while, honestly. As an obdurate contrarian, I’ve been wondering about what makes people adhere to nonsensical rules since […]

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Read the Prologue to Leigh Bardugo’s NINTH HOUSE

We are thrilled to share the prologue to Ninth House. Enter the dark and decadent world of Leigh Bardugo’s first adult novel. Out in shops on the 8th of October, we can’t wait to publish this stunning fantasy. Ninth House is already getting rave reviews: ‘The best fantasy novel I’ve read in years . . […]

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Top 5 audio books for summer listening

Looking for an audiobook to listen to as you bask in the summer sun? Look no further, we have 5 audiobook suggestions that are perfect to help you relax and unwind!   The Flatshare – Beth O’Leary THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER ‘Funny and winning… a Richard Curtis rom-com that also has its feet […]

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Top 5 audio crime books

Crime books are one of the most popular audio book genres. This is unsurprising, after all there’s nothing worse than reaching a tense and gripping part of your book and then suddenly having to stop. Listening to crime audio books means you never have to step away the tensest moment. Here are our top 5 […]

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OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP ACQUIRES SHORT BOOKS

Alison Goff, CEO of Octopus Publishing Group, and Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Publishers of Short Books, are delighted to announce that, with immediate effect, Short Books will join the Octopus Publishing Group, a division of Hachette UK. This follows the signing and completion of an agreement between the shareholders of Short Books and Octopus […]

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Tiger: a photo essay from Siberia

In November 2017, Polly Clark travelled to the Russian Far East area of Primorsky Krai in order to research her second novel Tiger. This remote region of Siberia, 10 time zones from Moscow, is home to the last 500 wild Siberian, or Amur, tigers. They live in the temperate forests, known as the taiga. These […]

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Hachette publishes its first Ethnicity Pay Gap Report

Our mission is to be the publisher of choice for all people through the books we publish and our actions as a company, making it easy for everyone, everywhere, to access new worlds – of learning, of entertainment and of opportunity. Hachette UK is a creative and inclusive place to work. We want to attract […]

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Hachette dominates the 2019 British Book awards shortlists

The shortlists for the British Book Awards have been announced, with a fantastic showing across Hachette. We have twelve shortlists for the trade awards – the most of any publisher: Jessie Botterill (Bookouture) and Anna Valentine (Trapeze, Orion) are shortlisted for Editor of the Year Abacus, Trapeze and Two Roads are shortlisted for Imprint of […]

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Happy Publication Day: 7th March 2019!

It’s a truly bumper day of titles! From classic, sweeping SF, to gritty Fantasy, there’s something for everyone in the eclectic mix of books below. Have a read and pick up whichever take your fancy. They’re all available now! Ancestral Night, Elizabeth Bear A space salvager and her partner make the discovery of a lifetime […]

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Star line-up amazes at Hachette Festival Showcase

Our 2019 Showcase was held at the Hammersmith Apollo yesterday, with a star-studded lineup including Sir Bob Geldof, Graham Norton, Nadiya Hussain, Emily Eavis, Jenny Eclair, Lucy Hawking, David Nicholls and Brett Anderson, among many more. You can read all about the day at The Bookseller.  

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Cover Reveal: Sanctuary by V.V. James!

We are thrilled to reveal the cover for V.V. James’s upcoming novel Sanctuary. If you’re looking for a witchy book to read this summer, look no further. We cannot wait for this to come out, and (we think you’ll agree) Patrick Knowles has done a such tremendous job on the cover to bring the book to […]

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GOLLANCZ ACQUIRES TWO NEW FANTASY NOVELS BY INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR GARTH NIX

Gollancz, is pleased to announce the acquisition of two new fantasy novels for adults by acclaimed author Garth Nix. A high fantasy set in an alternative seventeenth century Europe with beastlings, angels, and magic, the first book, ANGEL MAGE, is the story of an ageless young woman with terrifying angelic powers, bent on being reunited […]

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Read an exclusive extract from Ben Aaronovitch’s THE OCTOBER MAN

We are thrilled to share with you an exclusive extract from Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London novella, The October Man. The October Man will be available in hardback, ebook and audio download novella on the 13th June 2019. In our exclusive extract join Tobias Winter, Peter Grant’s German counterpart, for a brand-new mystery. If you thought […]

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