We are excited to share with you the titles for 2022 we’ve announced in previous weeks, including four new novels, two Fairlight Moderns and a new non-fiction title. This March, Ami Rao is returning with her new short novel Almost. Inspired by the essays of Roland Barthes, Ami explores grief and mental health after a father loses hi

As the nights draw in and the weather turns cooler, we’re all set to embrace autumn, put on some cosy knitwear and curl up with a good book. But it won’t be long before autumn turns to winter, bringing with it a month of winter-themed stories! In December, instead of our usual short stories, we publish stories set in the winter, or

Douglas Bruton is the author of Blue Postcards, a Fairlight Moderns novella publishing on 8 July 2021. Set in Paris, this atmospheric tale delicately intertwines three connected narratives and timelines, interspersed with observations of the colour blue. It is a meditation on truth and lies, memory and time and thought. It is a leap of t

JT Torres is the author of Taking Flight, a Fairlight Moderns novella publishing on 8 July 2021. This novella is a beautifully told drama of the bond between grandson and grandmother which delicately explores the complexities of family bonds. Read this interview to find out what inspired this novella. How did you start writing and wha

Richard Smyth's debut novel, The Woodcock, is published by Fairlight Books on 1 July 2021. This historical novel is set on the fictional coastal town of Gravely in the north east of England. Jon Lowell, a naturalist who writes articles on the flora and fauna of the shoreline, and his wife Harriet lead a simple life, enjoying a fragile pea

Richard Smyth's debut novel, The Woodcock, is published by Fairlight Books on 1 July 2021. This historical novel is set on the fictional coastal town of Gravely in the north east of England. Jon Lowell, a naturalist who writes articles on the flora and fauna of the shoreline, and his wife Harriet lead a simple life, enjoying a fragile pea

Gill Darling's debut novel, Erringby is published by Fairlight Books on 17 June 2021. With echoes of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, Erringby is a captivating coming-of-age novel following Kit against the changing cultural landscape of the seventies, eighties and nineties. Read this interview with Gill Darling to find out what inspi

Fairlight Books will be adding new titles to the Fairlight Moderns series in summer 2021. In July, two new Moderns will be released: Blue Postcards by Douglas Bruton and Taking Flight by JT Torres. In August, two more will be published: Only About Love by Debbi Voisey and Missing Words by Loree Westron. Blue Postcards is set in Paris,