Number 3 chiller
One of the most talked about books in recent weeks has been The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride. Now’s your chance to have a read, with an extract at Lithub.
Text is looking for a publicist to join its energetic, highly effective publicity team. Duties include initiating and running publicity campaigns, media liaison, author caretaking, writing sales materials, and arranging and attending author events.
Headlining this week is the news that Graeme Macrae Burnet’s His Bloody Project has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Read an extract or watch Graeme talk about his research and the ‘emporium of words’ that enabled him to channel the 150-year-old language of the Scottish Highlands.
Text is looking for a Digital Manager to join its motivated and busy team, in a dynamic role that straddles ebook distribution, website management and marketing.
We are looking for someone with knowledge of ebook production and distribution, strong writing and proofreading skills, and a passion for reading.
As soon as we read the book we knew we had to publish it. ‘His Bloody Project explores primary ideas about storytelling and truth-telling,’ our publisher Michael Heyward wrote, ‘about justice, sanity, reason and feeling, as if the form of the novel was being put together before your eyes. It is a puzzle of a book but you will have to experience for yourself the brooding drumbeat of its narrative. The moment I finished I wanted to begin again to discover where I had been and how Graeme Macrae Burnet managed to create his masterful tale.’
Inga Clendinnen, 1934–2016
Inga Clendinnen was a brilliant historian and an extraordinary writer. She was fearless and endlessly curious. She understood the limits of history and the power of intuition. So many of her students remember what a gifted and inspiring teacher she was back in the day at La Trobe University. We all learned so much from her.
Jess Horrocks is Text’s production & design coordinator. She works in the design team on print and digital production, as well as her own design projects, helping to ensure Text’s titles evolve from raw manuscripts into beautiful books.