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I' m always fond of studying scripts that have a different perspective on the genre: something that, although it may have been done before, provides in a different and surprising way. I' m a Transworld literary journalist who's fortunate enough to be publishing in a number of different categories, which is great for me because my taste is so versatile.
At the moment I have several women's books, history and detective stories on my mailing lists and I am always looking for the next one that I can't write down, or that I still think about a few working day after completion, or that I find myself looking at when I read a paragraph because it is so nicely spelled. It' a good enigma I like - thrillers that keep you up at nights.
Whatever the type, I end up looking for memorable textbooks to talk about, split and distribute to others once you've made them. There' s no recipe for what makes a best-seller, and often it's the book that goes a little to the wrong that reaches the chart, but what I would say is that good story-telling never goes out of style and the novel debuts, in which the editors foam at the lips, always have a very personal touch, powerful character and a dynamic that takes you into the story and doesn't let you go.
Enjoying a game like fantasy, science fiction and ghosts means that I can release quite any kind of storyline as long as there is an imitator. But I do not want to be a nightmare - but I like Lynda Hilburn's Vampire Shrink show, and although I don't sell shorts, I follow Stephen Jones' A Book of Horrors with Fearie Tales.
Like always, as with any journalist, I look for textbooks that make me fell in sweetness. In general (and sensibly) Gollancz releases fantasies, science fiction, horror, literature, some romanticism/city fantasies and some YA crossovers. This is a diminishing para-normal style, although it's still powerful in America, but we'll take it seriously anyway.
Like all the best textbooks, you don't know what you want to release until it appears on the stack of entries, but I really enjoy the desolation of John le Carré's smiley textbooks, the wealth of Sarah Waters' writings, the ambience of Daphne du Maurier, I am sure that there are some other intriguing places around the globe, parts of the British Isles among them, which would be suitable for some of them.
I' m not interested in uninterrupted violence or something that sinks into terror, or thriller that's all about the speed of reading, but I'm interested in why humans act the way they do and how it affects the humans around them. I' d like to release the novel that makes you think you've moved when you take it off - either emotional or because you took it to a place you didn't know before - and I want to release the novel that will amaze and move you.
I would like to find a magic novel this year that makes me cry; I want to be taken away from the commonplace and into the unusual. I' d like to buy more début stories from up-and-coming celebrities of the coming years, like the unbelievable affection Lucy from the young US author Julie Sarkissian, which we will release in April.
I am also looking for a historic notion that will immediately immerse the readers in another era and another place. Of the many things on my wish lists for 2013, two are brillant fictional literature from China and a novel by a UK writer who wants to go new ways. When more young writers' literature that is as challenging as what Eleanor is doing comes to my desktop, 2013 will be something very new.
Bernardine Bishop's amazing Unexpected Lessons in Love will be released this months, the ideal example of how mighty a soft and enchanting novel can be. In addition to looking for new ways to expand the audience of our current writers, I am very pleased to release two first books this year:
Or in other words, the kind of book the reader talks about and wants to divide, as they have always done - however they read it. Write-produced sci-fi is always a favourite, but I think there is another interest in exploring outerspace after the landing on Mars Rover. Vampire and werewolf allure seems to be waning (although 2013 may be the year of terror that "reclaims" both beings and makes them frightening again), which balances a rising interest in steamunk and sorcery; perhaps we will see more of these items instead.
I am looking for what is written under the somewhat unfortunate name of' literature fiction'. It is a stereotype, but it's truely truest that you know almost immediately if the work you' re studying is for you - it's such an elementary suction that it's often before you have a proper notion of what the work is about, or even what kind of work it is.
Considering that, I'm not sure how useful it is to say what I'm looking for, but here are two thoughts I had about what I was hoping the kind of authors who already had this leading minds could write: The fictional should not be forgotten. 2 ) The kind of book that really tries to tell us how we live now.
A little more careful, because there are many different kinds of fictions that do not really deal with the special conditions of our societies at the present time, and they should not either. However, I think that one of the roles that can - and has had in the past - the fictional is to hold up a reflection of our societies, and I fear that they are in jeopardy to cede this part to other art forms (especially in the last ten years television).
Much more than that, I would say that it is an important part of the fictional, because we cannot think about changing our societies before we are able to comprehend them. However, in these recessionary periods of growing disparity and declining affinity for others, I would like to see a really big novel.
I' m buying economically nowadays (although it's certainly a good idea to say that if I think something isn't right for me in person, I'll always be sharing it with the most appropriate publishers or editors here - we have a number of prints that specialize in many different areas: check out our website to learn more).
I am enthusiastic about new topics that have not yet been dealt with in literature and I am always looking for something special and extraordinary. I' m head of Mulholland impression at Hodder & Stoughton and focus on exciting fictions - criminality, thriller, ghosts, policing, psychological tension and more.
With so many titles released every year, both traditional and by solo contributors, both the author and the editor must be able to say that there is something in this volume that you have never seen before. I would also like to see more female Mulholland female writer, as she is a bit upset.
These are the accounts, I think. We look forward to 2013 and beyond, because Kate Atkinson, Curtis Sittenfeld and Rachel Joyce have all published new stories. In my opinion, this is the kind of first-class far-reaching and significant story that characterizes our team.
I' d like some really powerful feminine narratives. I have a fictional fantasy of discovering a thornbird. Wolle, the first in a self-published dystopic triology, is already being typed as one of the 2013 volumes. Recently it has been hard for editors to find it hard to publicize for the 16-24 markets, but these titles have proven that they want to literate, we just didn't know how to do it.
This is the 2012 books: Do not hesitate to say that these have had a huge influence not only on the world of publication but also on the world of music. There is a hard literature and it may be easy to get into it if you have a novel with a strong,'pitchable' catch.
At the moment we are preparing to release a bright and sombre -comic novel in an Irishman town, told by "Gamal" (or idiots ); a novel from the 1740' in Harwich, which is both an adventurous, a romantic tale and a quest for identities; a delicate and strong novel about dads and boys playing in the Rockies, and a moving tale of sadness and virginity, told by a five-year-old woman in the South of France.
The Yonahlossee in North Carolina, a breathtaking 1930s novel by Anton DiSclafani, will be published on headlines of Tinder Press, and Lyndsay Faye's next novel, Seven For A Secret, will appear later this year and once again portray New York's shattered underground world as brilliant.
Crossover-answers with fascinating, thought-provoking hints, tales with a passion or that make my mind beat faster, and textbooks that could be particularly attractive for our globalization. This is what I am always looking for. I am fond of memorable tales narrated by individual authors. I had a great time last year releasing the nonfiction section of Triathlon and would like to buy a great storybook about the game.