Louise Doughty’s new novel, Black Water, is out now from Faber & Faber UK and in the US from Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux. An audio version is available from Audible and rights have also been sold in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Sweden. It was nominated as one of the New York Times Book Review Top 100 Notable Books of 2016.
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. Rights have been sold in 30 territories worldwide.
An unabridged audio book version, read by Juliet Stevenson, was an Audible No.1 bestseller.
Apple Tree Yard has been filmed as a four-part television series by Kudos Productions for the BBC and was broadcast on BBC1 in January 2017. Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin and Mark Bonnar star in the lead roles. Watch the trailer here.
Recent profiles and interviews:
Louise Doughty’s interview with BBC World Service Newshour here
BBC Radio 4 Today programme: here
BBC News Meet the Author interview with James Naughtie: here
The Observer’s Meet the Author interview with Louise Doughty here.
Louise Doughty’s Guardian feature about Indonesian literature here.
A podcast interview with Neil Denny for Little Atoms here.
A podcast interview with Donna Freed for Radio Gorgeous 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