Final Novel from Emma Hannigan to be Published Posthumously

By September 25, 2018New Releases

The literary world reeled this year with the loss of Irish writer Emma Hannigan to cancer. The novelist who has to date twelve published works to her name has seen her entire career steered by the knowledge that she carried the BRCA1 gene, which causes breast cancer. The author first started writing after preventative surgery but developed cancer despite the surgery.

In February 2018 her final works was published, Letters to My Daughters, and instant bestseller and now it’s announced that a posthumous work, The Gift of Friends will be out next year.

The announcement was made on 25th September, Hannigan’s birthday, and The Gift of Friends will be published on 28th February 2019. The Gift of Friends is marked to be “a life-affirming story that celebrates the power of female friendship”. Hannigan submitted the final draft for the book on 3rd March 2018, just days before her death.

As part of the announcement for the novel, Emma’s family released a statement about the author, paying tribute to her “ever generous spirit”. They also spoke of how it’s hard to believe six months has already passed since her death and how happy they are to have one final gift in a final book.

The Gift of Friends will be released on 28th February 2019 and is already available for pre-order.

Clare Mackintosh Teases New Book on Twitter

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Since Clare Mackintosh released I Let You Go back in 2014, she’s become a firm favourite with crime thriller and suspense fans. Since that debut, two more books have followed, I See You in 2016 and Let me Lie in early 2018. Now the author has a new book in the works and made an announcement via Twitter to fans.

In a series of Twitter posts on 12th October 2018, Clare Mackintosh teased details of an upcoming book in a series of tweets. It all started with ‘May I tell you about my new book?’

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Matt Haig to Release ‘Heartwarming’ Children’s Book

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Best-selling author Matt Haig has helped many with his unique brand of speculative fiction and nonfiction works and can often be found on Twitter speaking a lot of sense about mental health issues and the ways in which we can all help ourselves to live our best lives.

His best-selling nonfiction work Reasons to Stay Alive was a number one Sunday Times bestseller spending 46 weeks in the top ten, and more recently How to Stop Time was nominated for several awards and is said to have been optioned for film.

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Christopher Paolini Announces New Eragon Book

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If you enjoyed Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series then you’ll be pleased to learn that Eragon is set to return in a new book called The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm – Tales From Alagaësia (Volume 1: Eragon). The book will see Paolini return to his fantasy world for the first time since Inheritance was published in 2011.

The book will be a collection of three short stories which are interspersed with scenes from Eragon’s own travels. The book’s official website gives a synopsis which reads:
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10 exciting new books to be released in 2019

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New books is one subject guaranteed to excite a reading addict and 2019 will not disappoint.

We will be introduced to the City Above the Sky, travel the Earthly realm, and freak out on Fear Street with R.L. Stine’s latest YA horror. 2019 will be bringing us an eclectic range of thrillers, sci-fi, romance, YA, and fast paced fiction to keep us entertained through the year.

You’re guaranteed to find a book you love…

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