Prizes, publicity and author events – only some of the highlights this week, and evidence of how the wonderful MM Agency community continues to inspire, entertain and excel, whatever the weather and no matter the obstacles!

Katherine May’s stunning memoir, Wintering (Penguin Random House / Rider), has been longlisted for the Wainwright Prize, an award which celebrates the best of nature writing. Shortlists are announced on 30th July and we have everything crossed.

It’s been a fabulous week for Mark Edwards. Two of his psychological thrillers have been featured in The Bookseller “Heatseekers Fiction” chart. His latest thriller, The House Guest, which was published last week by Amazon Publishing / Thomas & Mercer came in at No. 15, and his twisty novel about nightmare in-laws, Here to Stay, is at No. 10.

Laura Jane Williams has given a brilliant quote for The Education of Ivy Edwards (Little, Brown / Piatkus) by Hannah Tovey: “Gritty, surprising, redemptive, honest and confronting, there’s an Ivy Edwards in all of us!”

Paddy Magrane’s tense suspense novel, Red Desert (Audible Original), has received a phenomenal endorsement from Mason Cross, who called it “a terrific, Bourne-esque thriller”.

Bestselling author C.L. Taylor is taking part in The Locked Up Festival – a three day crime festival which is raising money for the Trussell Trust. The Festival dates are from 2nd-4th July. Grab your tickets here.

Abbie Greaves is taking part in Debuts Week on The Great Big Book Club, where she speaks about her stunning novel The Silent Treatment (Penguin Random House / Cornerstone). Watch her interview here.

C.J. Tudor did a fabulous Instagram live event to coincide with the Brazilian publication of The Other People (Intrinseca). Over 300 people joined at one point!


Owen Nicholls was featured in Empire Magazine this week, where he spoke about his debut romantic comedy, Love, Unscripted (Hachette / Headline).

It was announced this week that US rights to Cyla Panin’s gothic YA debut, Stalking Shadows, have sold to Abrams Amulet.

From now on, we will be announcing international news separately – keep an eye on our homepage for all the fabulous deals done by our international rights team.