We are incredibly proud and excited to announce that Amanda Owen's Celebrating the Seasons has been shortlisted at the British Book Awards 2022. Amanda's fifth book was one of the big hits of Christmas '21, spending 8 weeks in the Sunday Times top 10 and becoming one of the top 10 bestselling non-fiction books of the year. Massive congratulations to Amanda and everyone on the team for this well-deserved nomination! Winners will be announced on May 23rd.
Michael O'Mara to publish Alex Bescoby's The Last Overland
Michael O’Mara Books has acquired the remarkable story of filmmaker Alex Bescoby’s epic journey recreating the iconic First Overland expedition made in 1955, tying in with a major four-part documentary series airing on All 4 in the UK this autumn. Embarking on the "mother of all road trips" in 2019, Alex's book recounts his defining trip of a lifetime, investigating how the world has changed since the First Overland, and exploring themes of family ties, postcolonialism and the Land Rover religion. 'The Last Overland' will be published in hardback on September 29th 2022. Senior Commissioning Editor Jo Stansall acquired World English Rights from Jo Cantello at Wolfsong Media.