Louise Doughty’s most recent 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. It is currently being adapted as a four-part television series by Kudos Productions and will be broadcast on BBC1 later this year. Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin and Mark Bonnar star in the lead roles.
The US edition was published in January by Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Sarah Crichton Books and as a Picador paperback and was picked as an Amazon.com top book of the month. ‘Apple Tree Yard is very, very good…’ Chicago Herald Tribune.
Rights have also been sold in Bulgaria, Brazil, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Estonia, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey.
An unabridged audio book version, read by Juliet Stevenson, was published by Faber & Faber UK and was an Audible No.1 bestseller.
Recent profiles and interviews:
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
Her new novel, Black Water, will be published by Faber & Faber UK 0n 2nd June and in New York on 13th September by Farrar, Straus & Giroux/Sarah Crichton books. Rights have also been sold in Germany, Italy and Spain.