We are delighted to introduce the Picador New Voices - the rising stars of our list who we are proud to be publishing in 2018. Read on for a preview of what you can expect from them this year.
Lights in the Distance by Daniel Trilling
Daniel Trilling is the editor of New Humanist magazine and has reported extensively on refugees at Europe’s borders. His work has been published by the Guardian, Al Jazeera, the London Review of Books, Newsweek, New Statesman and others, and was shortlisted for a 2014 Amnesty media award. In his new book, Lights in the Distance, Daniel draws on years of reporting to build a portrait of the refugee crisis through the eyes of those living through it. By taking the reader from Calais to Sicily, the Evros and the Ukraine through the accounts of the people he meets, Trilling presents an illuminating exploration of the nature and human dimensions of the refugee crisis.
Lights in the Distance publishes in hardback and ebook on 31st May 2018.
The Crossway by Guy Stagg
A runner-up for the inaugural Deborah Rogers Foundations Writers Award in 2016, The Crossway is Guy Stagg’s deeply moving account of his ten-month walk from Canterbury to Jerusalem. Following the medieval pilgrimage routes through Western Europe, the Balkans, and the Middle East and relying on the kindness of strangers throughout his journey, The Crossway is a breathtaking account of Guy’s physical journey, but also of his experience of recovering from mental illness.
The Crossway publishes in hardback and ebook on 14th June 2018.
This Really Isn’t About You - Jean Hannah Edelstein
In 2014 London-based journalist Jean Hannah Edelstein moved back to her native United States after over a decade of living abroad, when she discovered that her father was dying. Six weeks later he passed away, and six months later, she discovered she carried the gene which caused the cancer that killed him. This Really Isn't About You is a book about finding your way in life. Which is to say, it’s a book about discovering you are not really in charge of that at all. Written with the wit and honesty that Edelstein has become known for in her writing for The Pool, The Guardian and more, this book is an honest memoir of grief, illness and finding your way in life.
This Really Isn’t About You publishes in hardback and ebook on 23rd August 2018.