New Hesperus Press Catalogue!

We are excited to present to you our Autumn 2014 Catalogue!

We are incredibly excited about our Autumn releases and the catalogue packed full of fantastic titles including:

The Alphabet House, is a gripping psychological thriller and the first ever novel written by the bestselling Jussi Adler-Olsen. Adler-Olsen has sold over 10million books and is best known for the Department Q series. Read an extract here. Publishing August. 2014.

The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Canadian author Denis Thériault is an original novel about a postman who steals other people’s mail and reads the letters before carefully returning them to their owners. Read an extract here. Publishing September 2014.

As well as this we are also publishing a carefully selected list of adult and children’s classics for you to fall in love with. To look through the catalogue and discover these books click the image below!

Mothers in Literature

Happy Mother’s Day to you all!

There are an abundance of Mothers in literature and we have compiled our favourite articles about Mums in books:

The Best Mothers in Literature from The Telegraph

The perfect celebration of our literary mothers. Including the almost-too-perfect Marmee from Little Women and the contrastively vibrant mother in Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits.

Alternative Mothers from For Books Sake

This lists includes the beautiful novel by Maya Angelou I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. It may not be the first book that springs to mind today but is a wonderful celebration of non-traditional Mother figures through Angelou’s grandmother.

Bad Mothers from The Guardian

This is not a negative article about mother’s but highlights the difficult role that they have:

‘Mothers can’t win – they are mean to their children, they fail to protect them from fathers, stepfathers and random new boyfriends, they are too protective, or not enough.’

What are your loved or hated mothers in literature?


Spring Tide by Cilla and Rolf Börjlind Out Today!

In the shops today is the gripping thriller by the Cilla and Rolf Börjlind, the husband and wife scriptwriting team behind the Arne Dahl and Wallander TV series!

Spring Tide has already been getting great reviews on our book club page and Cilla and Rolf have been featured on BBC Radio Scotland’s Culture Show with Janice Forsyth.

About the Book:

The spring tides are the highest of the year in Nordkoster; the beach will be covered in particularly deep water tonight. Three men on the beach are digging a hole, covertly watched by a young boy. His intrigue turns to horror as he makes out a fourth figure –the woman for whom the hole is intended. Buried up to her neck in the sand, the high tide is rapidly approaching. Still screaming in terror, the victim takes her last breath as water fills her nose and mouth – in her stomach, she feels her baby kick. And her waters break.

Twenty-four years later, the abhorrent crime remains unsolved; gruesome violence however is still prevalent after all those years. A gang has been beating up and killing homeless people in parks – worse still, they are filming their attacks and broadcasting them on the internet. The police have their work cut out trying to keep abreast of the crime wave. Olivia Rönning hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps and join their ranks in the next few months after she completes her training; she has only one last hurdle to overcome over the summer break, a challenge from her professor to pick a cold case and solve it. Should be simple, she thinks. Little does she know the world she is getting involved in, the danger she faces and the ugly truths she risks uncovering.

Cilla and Rolf Börjlind on BBC Radio Scotland’s Culture Show Today!

Spring Tide FINALTune in to BBC Radio Scotland between 2pm-4pm today to listen to the fantastic Cilla and Rolf Börjlind on the Culture Show with Janie Forsyth.

Cilla and Rolf are the husband-and-wife scriptwriting team behind the Arne Dahl and Wallander TV series as well as the authors of the first in a new crime series called Spring Tide – out Monday 24th March!

Watch the trailer now:

CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards 2014

After having time to ruminate on the shortlist for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards Shortlist, who is everyone’s bets on the winners?

After writing a fantastic foreword for Pollyanna I have my fingers crossed for Anne Fine to ‘win the triple’

To remind you of the contenders here are the shortlists:

CILIP Carnegie Medal 2014 shortlist:

All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry (Templar)
The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks (Puffin)
The Child’s Elephant by Rachel Campbell-Johnston (David Fickling Books)
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper (Bodley Head)
Blood Family by Anne Fine (Double Day)
Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell (Faber & Faber)
Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead (Andersen Press)
The Wall by William Sutcliffe (Bloomsbury)

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2014 shortlist:

The Paper Dolls by Rebecca Cobb and Julia Donaldson  (Macmillan )
Where My Wellies Take Me by Olivia Gill  and Michael Morpurgo and Clare Morpurgo  (Templar)
The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers  and Drew Daywalt (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (Walker Books)
The Dark by Jon Klassen and Lemony Snicket  (Orchard Books)
Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf by Dave McKean  and David Almond (Walker Books)
Oliver by Birgitta Sif (Walker Books)

Happy guessing!



Hesperus Press Shortlisted for Independent Publisher of the Year Awards 2014!

Hesperus Press Shortlisted for Independent Publisher of the Year Awards 2014!

We are pleased to let you all know that we have been shortlisted for The Bookseller Independent Publisher of the Year award!

The winner will be announced on the 12th of May so we will be keeping our fingers crossed until then!

Legends of Oz Movie Trailer

Have you seen the trailer for the new Legends of Oz trailer? Coming to cinemas in May 2014.

With the new film release, now is the perfect time to journey to Oz with  the books by L. Frank Baum that started it all?