Judge Jessie Burton says, ‘what we wanted was a novel that a reader would want to read and immerse themselves in, even if it was challenging material, like facing the reality of the world heating up. And I think Jessie’s book makes it all uneasily plausible, because she does it very subtly. She’s a brilliant writer, and that’s what elevated it out of just writerly concern for the planet’.
Jessie Greengrass‘s poignant and urgent novel The High House quickly became a fan favourite and is an essential bookshelf staple as we watch our leaders publicly declare how they are going to tackle the imminent issues of climate change at The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
This November we’re taking bloggers and readers on a journey to the edge with the #ToTheLakeBlogTour.
‘Dramatic, intense and realistically terrifying, To The Lake is a book I won’t forget in a hurry. I thought it was excellent‘ – Linda Hill
Travel into the freezing heart of Russia with Yana Vagner’s bestselling novel, as seen on Netflix.
Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire, and How to Want What You Need is a groundbreaking exploration of why we want what we want, and a toolkit for freeing ourselves from chasing unfulfilling desires.
Humans don’t desire anything independently. Human desire is mimetic – we imitate what other people want. In this essential book, Luke Burgis shows us how to work with mimetic desire to turn blind wanting into intentional wanting, and take back control of what we want.
‘The prestigious prize, now in its 15th year, is the only national literary award to recognise excellence in a published, single-authored short story collection’