Lovely to see the cover reveal and news of The Night Ship release date in The Bookseller: https://www.thebookseller.com/rights/canongate-gets-board-kidds-maritime-epic-1282837 Canongate dives in for Kidd’s maritime epic in two-book deal RIGHTSOCT 7, 2021BY RUTH COMERFORD Canongate has acquired Jess Kidd’s The Night Ship, a tale of “heart and salt and tears”, in a two-book deal. Publishing director Francis Bickmore acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to …
Dublin Literary Award 2020, long list.
Oh nice surprise to see The Hoarder on the long list for for the Dublin Literary Award 2020, in some great company there with some recent favourites including Tim Winton’s The Shepherd’s Hut and David Park’s Travelling in a Strange Land. Home
2 Jan, paperback release of Things in Jars and new designs for Hoarder and Himself.
Delighted to see Things in Jars is coming out in paperback on 2 January 2020. Wilkie never misses a photo opp: My publishers Canongate have given Himself and The Hoarder gorgeous new covers.
US release of Things in Jars
Great news that the US edition of Things in Jars is coming out 4 February 2020 and it looks gorgeous. I adore how the cover art magically wraps around the book – such thrill to see my work interpreted so beautifully. Here’s the link for the Simon & Schuster page about the release.
Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year shortlist revealed
I’m delighted to feature on the shortlist for this year’s Kerry Group Irish novel of the year, a thrill to be in such talented company. Looking forward to the trip to Listowel
The reviews are in
The reviews are in from The Times and the Irish Times, so far, so good, phew. Keep waiting for ‘but…’ https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/c51d317a-57ac-11e9-b872-7488e2315159 https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/things-in-jars-review-a-wonderful-portrait-of-victorian-london-1.3835412#.XKhp8D-BiRs.twitter
End of 2018 lists
It has been lovely to see The Hoarder and Himself featuring in best of the year lists from the papers and bloggers, thanks everyone. Here are a few of the features, many more on my twitter and The Bookseller looking forward to Things… in April: Bloomin Brilliant Books Irish Independent, Fiction highlights of 2019 Bookmunch, Books we’re looking forward to …
Kidd’s ‘mould-breaking’ Victorian thriller to Canongate
So reads the headline in The Bookseller this week, see Heloise Wood’s full report here and below: Canongate will publish Costa Award-winning author Jess Kidd’s third novel, “an enchanting Victorian detective story”, as a lead fiction title next year. The company’s publishing director Francis Bickmore acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Susan Armstrong at C+W. Bickmore described the London-based mystery …
BBC Radio London – 11 March
Jess appeared on the Robert Elms show today to discuss hoarding and her characters Maud and Mr Flood from The Hoarder. Jump to 1hr 8min: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p062btlc
US TOUR – 29 April – 6 May
I’m delighted to be embarking on a US book tour to introduce Mr Flood’s Last Resort to new readers in Canada and the US. I’ll be visiting Toronto, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland. See the Events section of the site and check out my twitter for updates: @jesskiddherself
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