Bumper acquisition package from Eye & Lightning

Eye & Lightning Books announces a number of acquisitions to be published during 2020

Today we announced part of our publishing schedule for the coming year, with eight new titles.

Our editor-at-large Scott Pack says of them: ‘We are kicking off 2020 with a very strong list comprising established award-winning authors, more than one enlightening vision of the future, and a couple of cracking debuts.’

The eight books are:

  • Let Me Be Frank, a new graphic memoir from New Zealand comic-book artist Sarah Laing
  • Beneath the Streets by Adam Macqueen, a thrilling 'what if?' debut set in the murky world of 1970s politics
  • The Darlings, the long-awaited second novel from Edinburgh Festival First Book Award winner Angela Jackson
  • Walks on the Wild Side, John Pakenham’s historical account of his 1,500-mile treks around Lake Turkana in northern Kenya: extreme travel in a vanished world
  • Isaac Newton's 21st Century Entanglement, a remarkable debut novel by acclaimed futurist Noel Hodson
  • Please Do Not Ask for Mercy as a Refusal Often Offends by Paul Bassett Davies, a darkly comic dystopian crime novel
  • Anyone for Edmund?, the fourth novel from Simon Edge, this time turning his historical comedy talents to St Edmund, England’s former patron saint
  • The Girl from the Hermitage by Molly Gartland, an enchanting debut set in a changing Russia, listed for a string of prizes in manuscript form.

Dan Hiscocks, founder and publisher, says: ‘In each of the past few years, we have published better and better books in a broader range of genres. I am once again full of excitement to see how readers react to a list of which I am hugely proud. We will send reading copies to anyone in the trade who wants them, as I am a firm believer that the book has to do the talking.’

The acquisitions will be published across 2020, starting with Let Me Be Frank in January.

Published on
October 25, 2019