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Sarah Pinborough

Sarah Pinborough was born in 1972 in Buckinghamshire, and now lives just a few miles away after a childhood spent travelling all over the world (her father, now retired, was a diplomat). When she was eight she packed her trunk and left the Middle East for a ten-year stretch in boarding school. The memories provide her with much material for her horror and supernatural thrillers…


YA or not YA . . . That is the question.

We welcome Sarah Pinborough, author of THE DEATH HOUSE, to the blog to explain why “YA” isn’t just for teenagers.

It’s a funny thing with some books. They sit in a middle ground under the storm cloud of a question hanging menacingly over them . . . is this a Young Adult book or isn’t it? Right from the start we’ve had a lot of debate about that where The Death … More

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The Origins of The Death House . . .

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Pinborough back to the Gollancz Blog with a guest post on the origins of her brand new novel, The Death House

Back in 2009 I wrote a short story – a rare occurrence these days – for the British Fantasy Society anthology edited by Guy Adams. It was called Snow Angels and it was set in a future dystopia where any children with … More

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14 Reasons to Fall in Love with The Death House

Every once in a while a book comes along that you fall utterly in love with. This year, that book is The Death House.

Heartbreaking, compelling and deeply moving, this is a book we know will cast its spell over you.

In fact, … More

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Welcome to The Death House . . .

We absolutely adore this beautiful novel from the amazing Sarah Pinborough. It’s a thoughtful, rich and heart-stopping novel of life, love, and living in the face of death – but don’t just take our word for it. You can read an extract of The Death House below – and as you can see, it turns out we’re not alone in being blown away by this exceptional story . . .

You can pre-order your e-book copy of … More

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Friday Reads: The Death House (and a competition!)

If you follow us on social media then you might have started to see a lot of tweets to @Gollancz about one of the most exciting books of 2015, The Death House by Sarah Pinborough. The Death House is one of those books that we just can’t stop talking about in house and now we want to share this book with you!

So, what is The Death House about?

Toby’s life was perfectly … More

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