Wednesday 6 August 2008

Stuart Neville Secures a Publishing Deal

Yes indeed, folks. You heard it here first... or second. Possibly third. Stuart Neville has finally let the cat out of the bag. Nat Sobel has landed him a two book publishing deal and The Ghosts of Belfast is set for a 2009 release, courtesy of Harvill Secker, an imprint of Random House.

What's that, Stuart?

Needless to say, I'm thrilled and excited. Harvill Secker is a prestigious imprint with a reputation for literary fiction, and international thrillers. Some of the stable's best known European crime writers are Jo Nesbo (The Redbreast has been a huge success in Europe) and Henning Mankell, and many others. My editor is Geoff Mulligan, who as it happens originally hails from Belfast.

Check out his blog post, dated 05/08/08, for the whole story and to offer him congratulations.

Fair play to ye, Mister Neville! Congratulations!


Michael Stone said...

Congratulations, Stuart.

Now you're famous I can tell people we both started out at, although I'll omit to mention I've hardly moved on since. (c:

Stuart Neville said...

Thanks, Gerard.

Michael - which Electric Spec edition were you in?

Michael Stone said...

I had a story in the first issue, Stuart. Didn't I read on this blog that your agent-to-be approached you after reading your story on Electric Spec?

Michael Stone said...

S'okay, Stuart -- I just found the interview. It was a piece in Thuglit that worked its magic. What an amazing series of events!

Gerard Brennan said...

Mike - which story was on Electric Spec? Was it Raising Archie? Feel free to post a link to it.

Stuart - No problem at all. Great to see another up and coming crime writer making waves. I'm very jealous, of course, but still chuffed for you. Looking forward to reading it.

And Mike again - Yeah, Stuart's discovery is a brilliant story, isn't it?


Michael Stone said...

Thanks for the offer, Gerard, but I won't -- Raising Archie isn't remotely crime-related. It wouldn't be right.

...says Mike, whose website, incidentally, is at