Now We Are Ten: Stuart MacBride on the 10th novel in his Logan McRae series

‘It’s strange to think that when the new book comes out in January, it’ll be Logan’s tenth outing. Ten whole novels (plus a handful of short stories, a novella, and what I insist on calling a short novel) with the one character. When I wrote Cold Granite, just over a decade ago, I didn’t even consider that there would be a second book in the series, never mind another nine of them. Nope, it was just going to be a bit of fun, and to hell with the consequences.’


Capturing Manon Bradshaw: Susie Steiner on ‘Missing, Presumed’

‘My aim in writing Missing, Presumed was to write the book I most wanted to read – a book with all the focus on character and relationships of a literary novel, but propelled forward with the page-turning motor of a thriller. (Two of my pet hates: literary novels where nothing at all happens, or things happen very sloowwwwwwwwly; and conversely hard-boiled thrillers hip-deep in blood and sadism: I am too squeamish.)’



Nominations announced for the 2016 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals

HarperCollins today sees eight of our authors and illustrators nominated for the highly prestigious CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway 2016 Medals – the oldest award and accolade in Children’s literature. The Carnegie Medal is awarded by children’s librarians across the UK for an outstanding book for young children and young people; the Kate Greenaway medal is awarded to an outstanding illustrator. Previous winners include: Terry Pratchett, Patrick Ness and Sharon Creech.


The story behind ‘The Trouble with Goats and Sheep’

“Working in psychiatry, I meet a lot of people who unbelong”. Joanna Cannon, author of the hotly anticipated, The Trouble With Goats and Sheep, provides some valuable insight into the creation of her brilliant, poignant and funny new novel.



Published now: Imaginary Fred

Two of the biggest names in children’s books join forces in this extraordinary tale of friendship. With beautiful words from Irish Children’s Laureate, Eoin Colfer, and stunning illustrations from picture book superstar, Oliver Jeffers, Imaginary Fred is the perfect picture book this autumn. Sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred…


A magnum opus for our morally complex times: Q+A with Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen’s Purity is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. The author of The Corrections and Freedom has imagined a world of vividly original characters and he follows their intertwining paths through landscapes as contemporary as the omnipresent Internet and as ancient as the war between the sexes.