Former Word Factory apprentice Claire Adam wins McKitterick prize

Claire Adam

We’re thrilled to announce that former Word Factory apprentice Claire Adam has won the Society of Authors McKitterick prize for her debut novel Golden Child. The critically acclaimed novel, set in rural Trinidad, had already won the Desmond Elliott Prize. Don’t miss her Word Factory blog about writing the prize-winning novel.

Sophie Haydock strikes major publishing deal

We’re thrilled to announce that the Word Factory’s associate director Sophie Haydock’s debut novel ‘The Flames’ has been acquired by Doubleday. ‘The Flame’s’ explores the lives of four women who were”muses” to the artist Egon Schiele. Her novel “transports the reader to the fading glamour and glory of Vienna at the turn of the twentieth … Read more