Walker Canongate - for literature lovers Walker Canongate - for literature lovers

Turn your teenagers into literature lovers with Canongate and Walker’s new joint young adult imprint that aims to bring modern literary classics and crossover teen/adult reads to a new audience.From internationally bestselling books to tales of the magical and macabre, Walker Canongate will bring fantastic stories to a new generation.

The Book of Lies
Mary Horlock
A novel about friendship and betrayal. Weaving together two lives across the decades, it proves that no truth is as simple as it seems. It is a well written insight into the twisted mind of an unashamed murderer, as she... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2012
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Pretty Monsters
Kelly Link
Dazzling and unlikely stories disturb and delight in this hugely original collection. Fantasy, horror and just plain mischief jostle together in the ten stories which kick off with what happens when Miles digs up the wrong grave to recover the... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2010
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Life of Pi
Yann Martell
Pi's family is moving their zoo when the boat sinks and 16-year old Pi is left afloat in a lifeboat with four animals which includes a tiger. The book starts slowly but this stunning, unique work is worth persevering with. ... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2010
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I'm Not Scared
Niccolo Ammaniti
An international bestseller, this almost painfully lucid picture gives a terrifying insight into what happens when nine-year-old Michele makes a terrifying discovery in an old farmhouse on one ordinary hot, hot summer's day when he is out playing with his... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2010
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Carry Me Down
M. J. Hyland
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2006. New from Walker/Canongate: the compelling story of a twelve-year-old boy whose obsession with detecting lies threatens to tear his family apart. This review is provided by bookgroup.info:We chose this... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2012
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The Radleys
Matt Haig
Dripping in blood, this is a story of family secrets so terrible that they shouldn't be uncovered...Rowan and Clara think they are ordinary teenagers. They live quietly with their ordinary Mum and Dad doing all the things that their friends... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2010
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Canongate and Walker, two of the very best independent publishing houses in the UK – one on the adult side and the other a children’s book publisher, have joined forces in an exciting co-publishing venture to introduce 're-jacketed' modern literary classics (such as The Life of Pi by Yann Martel, winner of the Booker Prize) to a new younger audience.

“Bestselling and award winning titles that will grab the attention of the next generation of readers lie at the heart of this exciting joint venture of Walker and Canongate, both highly respected independent publishers. Strikingly packaged and covering a range of popular genres, the four titles, some written for them and some written for adults, speak directly to teen readers while also propelling them towards other adult fiction.” Julia Eccleshare

Latterly, it seems the best thing that can happen to a children’s book is for it to ‘transfer’ into the adult market – vampire saga Twilight is a classic example. So, it is refreshing to see the reverse with this latest joint venture which can be seen as a response to the cry of some children’s books ‘dumbing down’ the literary content. We think it’s terrific that two such awesome publishing houses have decided to bring some great adult reads, many of them bestsellers and prizewinners already, to the teen market too, so we are featuring the first 4 books being published.


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