Kerry Hudson named one of the Bookseller’s Rising Stars of 2014

Photo Credit: Nick Tucker

Photo Credit: Nick Tucker

The Bookseller magazine has published its list of up-and-comers of the publishing world, which they've been doing annually for four years - and we're delighted to note that Kerry Hudson is among those chosen for the accolade.

 Kerry is author of TONY HOGAN BOUGHT ME AN ICE CREAM FLOAT BEFORE HE STOLE MY MA and her new book THIRST will be published by Chatto in July.

She makes the list for the WoMentoring project, which she founded after reading reports of women writers being paid and reviewed less than their male counterparts. The group has around 80 mentors, including writers and book trade stalwarts—such as Picador editorial director Francesca Main and our own agent Juliet Pickering —who give their time, for free, to promising women writers who can’t afford to pay for development through the usual channels.

Blake Friedmann offer their congratulations to Kerry and wish WoMentoring the best of luck for its first year.

 Praise for TONY HOGAN...:

'What a brilliant thing to turn the chaos and trauma of a hectic childhood into a debut novel as colourful, funny, joyful and compelling as this.' - The Guardian

 'This is a remarkable debut novel of love and loyalty, of fierce passion and scabrous wit.' Foyles

'From the (unrepeatable) hilarious first sentence, this debut sucks you in with its idiosyncratic style... Kerry Hudson's writing is very funny, and her deft touches give the book a reality that makes it all the more powerful. Hudson certainly has a bright future.' - We Love This Book