This week at Midas: 24th-28th June

Our round-up of Midas news from the week:


Tansy Bloom, Monster Hunter by L.J Weller

Audible Original title Tansy Bloom, Monster Hunter by L.J Weller, narrated by sex education star Tanya Reynolds was published on 27th June. Audible have said online ‘From brilliant debut writer L J Weller, and narrated by Sex Education’s Tanya Reynolds, meet Tansy Bloom, Monster Hunter. Buckle up: there’s a new slayer in town’.



Book Lover Spotlight: @peepmybookshelf

Bookshop.org’s initiative ‘Book Lover Spotlight’ shines on a different individual every two weeks to curate and post their favourite books.

This week, all eyes are on @peepmybookshelf, who has curated some of the 5 star reads that have got her out of a reading slump, brought her to tears, and made her gush to anyone who’d listen about why her recommended books are magical. Check out the post here or on the website here.


Windham-Campbell Prizes x Literary Hub Podcast

Episode 3 of the new #WindhamCampbellPrizes x @literaryhub Podcast series is out! Featuring special guest and 2024 recipient… Christopher Chen

Chen talks to Michael Kelleher, director of the Windham-Campbell Prizes, about the 20th century Argentine short story ‘Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius’ by Jorge Luis Borges (translated by Andrew Hurley), which uses the vehicle of speculative fiction to explore philosophical themes.

Listen to the full episode now by clicking here.



Curandera by Irenosen Okojie

Curandera by Irenosen Okojie was published on 27th June (Dialogue Books) and is an extraordinary novel exploring shamanism, desire, betrayal and friendship across time and dimensions. Buy in bookshop now!



George Walkley is new Midas non-executive chair

George Walkley has been named Midas’ non-executive chair. He succeeds George Lossius, who is retiring as of 30th June after 10 years.Walkley spent 15 years at Hachette as group digital and development director, and is now an independent consultant, non-executive director and a doctoral researcher. Described as an expert on AI in publishing and media, he has developed the world’s first independent, CPD-accredited training course on generative AI for book publishers.



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