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Ramya Jirasinghe wins 2024 Gratiaen Prize with debut novel

Ramya Jirasinghe has won this year’s Gratiaen Prize for Sri Lankan writers with her debut novel, and we are celebrating! The Gratiaen Prize was…

Sian Hughes’ novel PEARL shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award

We are delighted to announce that much praised debut novel PEARL by Sian Hughes has been shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel…

News update

Some news highlights since our last bulletin: Highly regarded journalist and author Matthew Teller is putting together a book on Gaza focusing on…

T. L. Huchu’s Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments wins Hurston/Wright Legacy Award

We are very proud to bring you news that T. L. Huchu’s Our Lady of Mysterious Ailments has won the 2023 Hurston/Wright Legacy award for…

Moses McKenzie wins prestigious Hawthornden Prize for Literature

Hot on the heels of Tuesday’s Booker Prize longlisting for Sian Hughes’ PEARL comes the announcement that Moses McKenzie is to be awarded the…

Siân Hughes’ Pearl hits the 2023 Booker Prize longlist

​Ampersand are very proud to spread the news that Siân Hughes' debut novel Pearl (Indigo Press) is one of thirteen books longlisted for the…

A Y Chao is a Sunday Times Bestseller!

Huge congratulations to Ampersand's brilliant client A Y Chao, who hit the number 1 slot in the hardback original fiction Sunday Times…

Bloomsbury’s Raven flies in to claim Sally Smith’s debut murder mystery series

We are delighted to reveal that the first two novels in Sally Smith’s wonderfully intriguing and atmospheric murder mystery series, set at the…

Ampersand’s happy new year

A good news update from us is long overdue. Here are some of the highlights since our last bulletin. Book deals Alan Robert Clark’s moving…

Breakthrough Writer Award for Moses McKenzie

​Moses McKenzie, author of the acclaimed debut novel An Olive Grove in Ends, is the first recipient of the Soho House Breakthrough Writer Award.…

T. L. Huchu’s The Library of the Dead wins Nommo Best Novel award

​We are very proud to note that T. L. Huchu's The Library of the Dead has won the Best Novel award at 2022's Nommos, announced last…

A. Y. Chao’s Shanghai Immortal to Hodder in 5-way auction

More summer deal news: ​Molly Powell at Hodderscape has acquired Shanghai Immortal plus two further novels by debut adult fantasy novelist A. Y.…