Cover Reveal: Joanne M. Harris’s Runelight

We are delighted to finally share with you the cover of RUNELIGHT, the brilliant new book from the incredible bestselling author Joanne M. Harris. We are thrilled with this beautiful cover design from Andreas Preis who also worked on RUNEMARKS. Be ready to dive back into the world of Norse gods and mythology… The squabbling Norse gods and goddesses of Runemarks are back!  And there’s a feisty new heroine on the scene: Maggie, a girl the same  age as Maddy but brought up a world apart – literally, in World’s End,  the focus of the Order in which Maddy was raised. Now the Order is…

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Gollancz to publish new Joanne M Harris!

Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of A Pocketful of Crows, the first of two stunning novellas by award-winning and bestselling author Joanne M. Harris. Gillian Redfearn, Publishing Director of Gollancz, acquired world rights (excluding Italy) from Peter Robinson of the Rogers, Coleridge & White Literary Agency. A Pocketful of Crows is a dark fable for adults, and a perfect read for the winter months. Beautifully written and illustrated,  it was inspired by the The Brown Girl ballad (number 295 in The Child Ballad – a collection of 305 traditional English and Scottish tales from the late 1800’s) and…

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THE GOSPEL OF LOKI (a reader’s guide): A Guest Post by Joanne M. Harris

We are thrilled to welcome Joanne M. Harris to the Gollancz Blog. To celebrate the paperback publication of The Gospel of Loki we asked Joanne for a reader’s guide to the world of Loki, the Norse gods and how Loki found himself playing such a pivotal role in Ragnarók.  Who is Loki? Loki is by far the most interesting and dynamic figure in the Norse pantheon. He’s also the most misunderstood. This is partly because the original Norse myths (passed down and enriched over centuries by a long and ancient oral tradition) have been almost entirely lost, existing now only as fragmentary…

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Team Gollancz Friday Reads

Check out what Team Gollancz are reading this bank holiday weekend (against the setting of our very shiny new offices).. verlords by Mark Stay Sophie – The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris Gillian – Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock Simon – Things That Never Happen by M. John Harrison Marcus – Luna by Ian McDonald Charlie – Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids by Meghan Daum What are you reading this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

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