Upcoming Books

Tegan and Sara

Virago to Publish High School, a memoir by Tegan and Sara

Virago is thrilled to announce the acquisition of High School, a memoir by award-winning musicians Tegan and Sara, to be published in the fall of 2019 alongside Simon & Schuster in Canada and Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the US. Sarah Savitt, Virago Publisher, acquired UK & Commonwealth rights at auction from Juliet Mushens at Caskie…

Incendiaries

Enter for a chance to win a copy of The Incendiaries

This competition is now closed.   If you’ve already read the extract from The Incendiaries we shared earlier this month, it will come as no surprise that the critics are  raving about R. O. Kwon’s stunning debut. The novel is part fractured love story, part brilliant exploration into the minds of extremist terrorists and completely riveting. Take…

House of Glass by Susan Fletcher

Read an Extract | House of Glass by Susan Fletcher

House of Glass by Susan Fletcher Out November 2018. June 1914 and a young woman – Clara Waterfield – is summoned to a large stone house in Gloucestershire. Her task: to fill a greenhouse with exotic plants from Kew Gardens, to create a private paradise for the owner of Shadowbrook. Yet, on arrival, Clara hears…

Read an extract from The Seventh Cross

First published in 1942, The Seventh Cross is a wartime classic ripe for rediscovery. We publish in hardback and ebook on 7th June, and advance praise is already rolling in from some incredible voices. Below is a short extract from this brilliant book – add it to your wish list now and we’d love to…

Val McDermid’s Five Scottish Women Writers Everyone Should Read

On 28th December, Virago publish Marriage by Susan Ferrier. First published in 1818, this sharply observed, comic novel is ripe for rediscovery. Bestselling author Val McDermid is a great advocate and has written an exclusive foreword for the new edition. Here she shares five Scottish women writers she believes everyone should read, including both Susan…

Eleanor Morgan

Virago acquires Hormonal by Eleanor Morgan

Virago acquires HORMONAL by Eleanor Morgan Senior Commissioning Editor Ailah Ahmed secured UK&C rights in Hormonal: A Journey into How Our Bodies Affect Our Minds and Why it’s Difficult to Talk About It by Eleanor Morgan from Jon Elek at United Agents. Seal Press, an imprint of Hachette US, has acquired NA rights. Virago will…

Calling all Sarah Waters fans

In 2018 year we publish the 20th anniversary edition of Sarah Waters’ debut novel, Tipping the Velvet. As part of the celebrations, Sarah will be at Virago HQ in January to record exclusive material for the soon-to-relaunch Virago podcast (more on that soon . . .) Named author of the year four times by the…

I’m With Nadia

On 9th November, Virago publish The Last Girl, the remarkable and courageous story of twenty-three year old Yazidi woman Nadia Murad who is working with Amal Clooney to challenge the world to fight ISIS on behalf on her people. Nadia’s Initiative is dedicated to helping women and children who have survived genocide, mass atrocities and human…

C Pam Zhang

How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam Zhang coming Spring 2019

Debut novel about Chinese-American sisters in the American West, during the Gold Rush, pre-empted by Virago Press ‘I was left stunned by this book. It’s not just a new Western; it’s an entirely fresh narrative about American immigration.’   Senior Commissioning Editor Ailah Ahmed secured UK&C rights in How Much of These Hills is Gold…