UpFronts Volume 6 - 2016

Upfronts Volume 8

Volume 8 - 2017

Upfronts is a free, semi-annual digital publication that features selections from new and upcoming Hamish Hamilton titles. Download your copy and discover the most exciting writing Canada and the world has to offer. Volume 8, released in spring 2017, features new work by Governor General’s Award winner Steven Heighton, Stella Prize winner Emily Bitto, Man Booker Prize nominees Deborah Levy and Alison Macleod and Governor General’s Award nominee Deborah Willis.

Emily Bitto has a master’s degree in literary studies and a PhD in creative writing from the University of Melbourne. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she also co-owns the Carlton wine bar, Heartattack and Vine. The Strays is a hauntingly powerful story about the fierce friendship between three sisters and their friend as they grow up on the outskirts of their parents' wild and bohemian artistic lives.

Deborah Willis’ work has appeared in the Bridport Prize Anthology, Event, Grain, and The Walrus. She was the winner of PRISM International's short fiction prize, and her stories have been translated into Czech, Hebrew, Italian, and Vietnamese. She graduated from the University of Victoria and has worked as a horseback-riding instructor and a newspaper reporter. Full of longing and strange humour, The Dark and Other Love Stories shows how love ties us to one another and to the world.

Steven Heighton’s works, including the best-selling novels Afterlands and The Shadow Boxer, have been translated into ten languages. His poems and stories have appeared in the London Review of Books, Poetry, Tin House, The Walrus, Europe, Agni, Poetry London, Brick, Best English Stories, and many others. The Nightingale Won’t Let You Sleep is a novel about buried secrets, the repercussions of war and finding love among the ruins.

Deborah Levy is the author of five novels: Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing Geography, The Unloved, Billy and Girl and the Man Booker-shortlisted Swimming Home. Her short-story collection, Black Vodka, was nominated for the Frank O’Conner International Short Story Award and was broadcast on BBC Radio 4, as were her acclaimed dramatizations of Freud’s iconic case studies Dora and The Wolfman. Hot Milk explores the strange and monstrous nature of motherhood, testing the bonds of parent and child to breaking point.

Alison MacLeod grew up in Montreal and Halifax, and has lived in England since 1987. She is the author of two novels, The Changeling and The Wave Theory of Angels, and a collection of stories, Fifteen Modern Tales of Attraction. From 1920s Nova Scotia to the London riots of 2011, from Oscar Wilde's grave to the Brighton Pavilion, the exquisitely formed stories collected in All the Beloved Ghosts capture the small tragedies and profound truths of existence.


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