There has never been—or will ever be again—a real-life story of terror, bravery and friendship that compares with it. The book is extraordinary in its detail and pace: we readers feel like we’re there, watching in horror and awe as this real-life action story unfolds, minute by minute, right in front of us.
Have you ever written a love letter or wanted to write one? There’s never been a better time. Enter our February love-letter competition for the chance to win a romantic dinner to the value of $300 at a restaurant of your choice!
At Text, February has turned out to be a month filled with passionate, determined, sigh-inducing love letters.
Fever at Dawn is a novel based on the extraordinary courtship letters between the parents of the award-winning Hungarian film director Péter Gárdos. Miklós, a Holocaust survivor, is suffering from tuberculosis and has been told by his doctors at the refugee camp that he has only months to live. Defiantly, he writes to 117 women in similar camps, certain that one of them will become his wife.
We are thrilled to be publishing The Life of Elves by Muriel Barbery in March. The Elegance of the Hedgehog sold more than six million copies worldwide and was described by Le Figaro as ‘the publishing phenomenon of the decade’.
The Life of Elves is another moving and enchanting novel about art, nature, dreams and how imagination can help us build a better future. Fans will not be disappointed. Below is the opening chapter of The Life of Elves, which will be in bookshops on 24 February.
We are now accepting submissions for the 2016 Text Prize. And we couldn’t think of anyone better to ask about entering and winning than three authors who’ve been there, done that. So, without further ado, read on for words of wisdom from winners A. J. Betts and David Burton and shortlistee Meg Caddy, whose debut novel Waer is out next month.