Punching above our weight

We are delighted that all our next titles have been featured as books to look out for in The Bookseller.

Simon Edge's debut novel  The Hopkins Conundrum (mid-May) is a dazzlingly original mash-up of literary biography and contemporary satire, fusing comedy, tragedy and literary criticism. It was named as a literary novel to look out for.

Michael Dobbs-Higginson's memoir A Raindrop in the Ocean (late May) is an adventuring tale of bed-hopping, drug-smuggling and buccaneering business deals, infused with an Eastern religious philosophy that prioritises balance over winning and losing. It was highlighted as a non-fiction title to watch.

And Douglas Board's Time of Lies (mid-June) – an extraordinarily timely political satire about a Trump-type figure elected as Britain's prime minister in 2020 – has already been identified by the Guardian as being in "the vanguard of Brexit fiction". No wonder The Bookseller is also flagging it up.

In a crowded market, far more books are published every month than this influential magazine has space to mention, so we are very pleased to be punching above our weight as a small independent publisher.

We think it's testament to our ever-improving team at Eye/Lighting Books – and of course to the great material we are publishing.

Published on
March 23, 2017