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A hot summer for Ampersand

Tariq Askanani’s taut and visceral thriller Welcome to Cooper is shortlisted for Bloody Scotland’s influential Crime Debut of 2022 award. In…

Ampersand authors in the running for two of this year’s most sought-after Crime Writers’ Association Dagger awards

We are celebrating two Ampersand authors whose novels are shortlisted for the CWA Dagger 2022 awards: Sharon Bolton for The Pact (Ian Fleming Steel…

Recent deals and other news

Highlights of the year so far: * Sîan Hughes’ debut literary novel Pearl has been sold to The Indigo Press. Pearl is a contemporary story about…

Moses McKenzie chosen by The Observer as one the 10 best debut novelists of 2022

​A cracking start to the year, as Moses McKenzie is celebrated in yesterday's edition of The Observer as one of the 10 best debut novelists…

End of year news round-up

We’ve been so busy that we’ve hardly had time to post news on the website lately, but here are a few highlights from the last few months: * A…

Green light for Wilderness!

Amazon Prime Video have just greenlit a series adaptation of Beverley Jones’s revenge thriller Wilderness which will premiere in 2023. The series…

US book deal for Moses McKenzie’s debut novel

As reported in US publishing trade journal Publishers Weekly: 'Little, Brown’s Ben George nabbed Moses McKenzie’s debut novel, An Olive…

Award news

Many congratulations from all at Ampersand to Sheila Mitchell, whose memoir of her late husband Harry Keating has won the 2021 Macavity Award for…

May news

A big round of applause from the Ampersand team for Lindsey Miller on publication of North Korea: Like Nowhere Else, a truly fascinating account in…

April news

Sharon Bolton's much praised THE SPLIT has been shortlisted for Crimefest's eDunnit Award for the best crime novel of 2020. THE…

Producers, director and screenwriter lined up for Hollywood film adaptation of S Williams’ phenomenal thriller TUESDAY FALLING

We’re mightily pleased to report significant progress with the big-screen adaptation of much admired thriller Tuesday Falling, which is currently…

Gollancz reissue Gwyneth Jones’ Bold As Love

Many congratulations to Gwyneth Jones on the re-issue this week of her Clarke Award winning Bold As Love, as part of Gollancz's SF Masterworks…