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Why Brit crime fiction is paying international dividends

First published in The Guardian When ex-paramedic Daniel Cole signed with agent Sue Armstrong, he was “delighted”. When Armstrong bagged him a six-figure, three-book deal from a British publisher he was “in shock”. But after a fierce fight between German publishers over his debut crime novel, Ragdoll, saw him signing for
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How to be a contender

First published: Mslexia  Winning a literary prize means more than a swanky party and fat cheque, as Danuta Kean found out In a taxi hurtling through London, her family beside her, author Emma Donohue took a phone call that changed her life: it was news that her as yet unpublished
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War horses

First published: Mslexia Autumn 2014 The centenary of the First World War is providing a rich seam of fiction by women for publishers, says Danuta Kean Anniversaries are important to publishers. They provide a useful hook upon which to commission books – especially non-fiction. The centenary of the outbreak of the
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