Johannesburg has been purchased by La Table Ronde.

The French publishers of Midwinter , La Table Ronde have also purchased rights to Johannesburg. Once again the text will be translated by Edith Soonkindt.

Midwinter to be released in Turkey

Translation rights for Midwinter have been purchased by Istanbul based publishing house, Marti Yayinlari.


Midwinter to be released in France 2018

Translation rights for Midwinter have been purchased by La Table Ronde. The novel, translated by Edith Soonkindt, will be released in France in early 2018.



Midwinter on Bailey's Prize Long List 2017

Midwinter has been chosen as one of three debits on the Bailey's Prize Longlist for 2017.  The full list is here.

Stay With Me, Ayobami Adebayo
The Power, Naomi Alderman
Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood
Little Deaths, Emma Flint
The Mare, Mary Gaitskill
The Dark Circle, Linda Grant
The Lesser Bohemians, Eimear McBride
Midwinter, Fiona Melrose
The Sport of Kings, C.E. Morgan
The Woman Next Door, Yewande Omotoso
The Lonely Hearts Hotel, Heather O’Neill
The Essex Serpent, Sarah Perry
Barkskins, Annie Proulx
First Love, Gwendoline Riley
Do Not Say We Have Nothing, Madeleine Thien
The Gustav Sonata, Rose Tremain

Agent Jo Unwin has two debuts on this years list, the other being Emma Flint. 


Johannesburg, purchased by Corsair/ Little Brown UK.

Commissioning editor Sarah Castleton at Corsair/ Little,Brown has purchased UK an Commonwealth rights for Fiona's 2nd novel, Johannesburg . [additional rights ]

From the press release: 
The book, described as "a searing hymn to an extraordinary city, and a devastating personal and political manifesto on love", seeks to emulate Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway, by following a polyphonic course across a single day in Johannesburg – the day Nelson Mandela’s death is announced.
[The cover design is by Neil Gower and references Virginia Woolf Hogarth Press 1st editions by her sister Vanessa Bell.]


Paperback cover for Bailey's Longlisted Midwinter revealed: