Louise Doughty’s new novel, Black Water, is out now from Faber & Faber UK. It will be published in the US in September by Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Sarah Crichton Books. An audio version is available from Audible and rights have also been sold in Germany, Italy and Spain.
Her previous novel, Apple Tree Yard, was published in hardback by Faber & Faber UK in June 2013 and paperback in Jan 2014. It was shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger and a National Book Award, nominated for The Guardian newspaper’s Not The Booker longlist and featured as a Book of the Year in The Guardian, an ibook Ten Top books by British authors, a Kobo Highlight of 2013 and as a Top Ten Fiction of the Year from Foyles. The paperback was selected as a Richard & Judy Book Club choice for Spring 2014 and was a Top Ten Bestseller in the UK Sunday Times Bestseller List and in Ireland, selling over a quarter of a million copies in the UK editions alone. Rights were sold in 27 territories worldwide.
Apple Tree Yard is currently in post-production as a four-part television series from Kudos Productions and will be broadcast on BBC1 later this year. Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin and Mark Bonnar star in the lead roles. An unabridged audio book version, read by Juliet Stevenson, was an Audible No.1 bestseller.
Recent profiles and interviews:
The Observer’s Meet the Author interview with Louise Doughty here.
Louise Doughty’s Guardian feature about Indonesian literature here.
An interview with Louise Doughty on the Faber & Faber website here.
A profile of Louise Doughty by Helen Brown in the Daily Telegraph here.
A profile of Louise Doughty by Arifa Akbar in The Independent here.
An interview with Mariella Frostrup on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book here
Louise Doughty’s feature about courtroom dramas for The Guardian Review here