Lion Fiction will launch in spring 2013 with exciting new offerings in crime and women’s fiction. An extensive and varied publishing programme is planned over the course of 2013, ramping up to 24 new title releases a year.
Commissioning Editor Tony Collins commented, Lion Fiction is actively commissioning Christian authors to write for an international audience across the genres of thriller, crime, women’s fiction and fantasy. ‘Lion Fiction books may be fast-moving thrillers or dark fantasy or cheerful romance. They are likely to draw, subtly, upon the great narrative themes of transformation, growth, sacrifice, redemption, the power of guilt and the possibility of forgiveness, the nature of truth and deception, the value of the individual and the option of reconciliation.’
New titles for 2013 include new books by successful crime writers Donna Fletcher Crow and Mel Starr debutant thriller writer David Stevens, acclaimed British crime novelists Fay Sampson and CF Dunn and BBC television presenter Pam Rhodes, launching her new women’s fiction series.
"We are excited to offer Lion Fiction as a platformfor Christian novelists from all traditions" said Nick Jones, Head of Lion Hudson."20th century fiction was enriched by a range of great Christian entertainers – from G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, to Dorothy Sayers and P.D. James, and more recently, in their different ways, Steven James, Marilynne Robinson. Building on our fiction and storytelling legacy, we aspire to seek out and nurture a new generation of writers whose imagination and craft will similarly delight 21st century readers."
Lion Fiction will be sold through both the general and specialist Christian markets, building upon Lion’s 40-year experience of selling into both channels.
About Lion Hudson (Oxford, UK)
Lion Hudson is committed to publishing quality literature, worldwide, which is true to the Christian faith. We publish books for adults and children under five different imprints. Lion Fiction invites Christian novelists to set their imagination loose in the telling of great stories. Lion Books and Lion Children’s Books take accessible books that reflect a Christian worldview to a general audience, while Candle Books and Monarch Books support Christian families, individuals and communities in their devotional and spiritual lives. Our books sell around the world and are translated into over 200 languages. International co-edition publishing is a particular strength with more than half our sales made in export markets.
Lion Hudson books have won many literary prizes including numerous ECPA Gold Medallion Awards, a Caldecott medal for Peter Spier, and the Angouleme International Graphic Book Festival award for The Lion Graphic Bible. In the UK, Lion Hudson has been awarded more than twenty prizes at the annual UK Christian Book Awards and has been named UK Christian Resources Together Publisher of the Year for the past three years.
About the North American Distributor, Kregel Publications:
Kregel Publications in an evangelical Christian publisher who develops and distributes-with integrity and excellence-trusted, biblically based resources that lead individuals to know and serve Jesus Christ. Kregel is represented by three divisions: Kregel Publications, Editorial Portavoz (Spanish), and a retail division. Kregel is also the North American distributor for Monarch, Lion Fiction, and Candle Books and the North American religious market distributor for Lion and Lion Children’s Books.