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.