Join us for our #CHALLENGEBEAUTY week

Dhonielle Clayton’s The Belles publishes today and in celebration of the important messages this book has for us about beauty and the value we assign to outward appearance we are issuing a #ChallengeBeauty week. This is a week dedicated to celebrating beauty in all its forms and talking about the sheer awesomeness that is The Belles, the book Rick Riordan called ‘The next big groundbreaking event in YA’!   8th: we kick off the week with an author takeover on the Gollancz twitter where you can #AskDhonielle your questions about the book. 9th: then we’re asking you to share your…

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Read an exclusive extract from Dhonielle Clayton’s THE BELLES

We are thrilled to welcome Dhonielle Clayton to the Gollancz Blog. Today, Dhonielle shares with us the inspiration behind her new novel The Belles as well as an exciting extract. The Belles will be available in shops and online on the 8th February 2018. You can pre-order your copy here. I started The Belles eight years ago, but it’s a story that’s been living inside me since I was about twelve years old; long before I had dreams of being a writer. When I was a pimply, puffy-haired preteen, I overheard a conversation at my local suburban mall between several…

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Gollancz acquires Dhonielle Clayton’s The Belles

We’ve got some very exciting news. We are thrilled to announce that we will be publishing Dhonielle Clayton’s The Belles this February! Rachel Winterbottom, Commissioning Editor at Gollancz, has bought The Belles plus one sequel by Dhonielle Clayton, to be published in February 2018 in trade paperback. This crossover YA fantasy is about beauty and power, set in a lush world where beauty is a complete mirage. Rachel Winterbottom said: ‘I was instantly entranced by this opulent world that manages to be both decadent and terrifying. Dhonielle’s The Belles opens up terribly important conversations about the commodification of women’s bodies,…

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