Introducing: SJP for Hogarth
I have always loved to read for the same reason I love to act, which is that other people’s stories are more interesting to me than my own.
For that reason and many more, it's an honor and a privilege to serve as the Editorial Director of SJP for Hogarth.
In this role, I work hand-in-hand with my publishing team to acquire and curate works of fiction that reflect my own taste as a reader.
Below are the first three titles published under SJP for Hogarth.
We look forward to continuing to introduce new titles in the months and years to come.
A PLACE FOR US, Fatima Farheen Mirza
Our very first book published by SJP for Hogarth was Fatima Farheen Mirza’s debut, A PLACE FOR US: a stunning novel of a family caught between cultures, and a deeply moving story of identity and belonging. Beautifully unfolding the lives of a Muslim Indian American family on the eve of their eldest daughter’s wedding, Fatima Farheen Mirza introduces us to a cast of characters who will break your heart and piece it back together again. I know that each and every one of you will be transformed when you close the book, and you will not soon forget her characters, Hadia, Amar, Layla, Huda, and Rafiq—or the name Fatima Farheen Mirza.
GOLDEN CHILD, Claire Adam
One of the most immediately intriguing things about GOLDEN CHILD is how Claire Adam is able to subtly make clear how high the stakes are for the Deyalsingh family. She opens by evocatively describing the Trinidadian setting, and it seems as though Clyde is coming home to his family after an average day at work. However, the casual mention of a recent break-in gives us a hint that this is a household in turmoil, and there is reason for all the present members of the family—Clyde, Joy, and Peter—to be concerned when Paul does not come home. Though this is ultimately a novel about character and place, there is an undercurrent of suspense that kept me turning the pages, desperate to discover the fate of this family.
DAWN, Selahattin Demirtaş
A gorgeous, heartrending short story collection - DAWN by Selahattin Demirtaş. I'm not able to stop thinking about these warm, intimate and often very amusing stories. As a lover of literature, I couldn’t ask for more immersive storytelling. Like so many of the books I love, Demirtaş’s stories are windows on to a world that many of us have never seen or know little about. What makes them unforgettable is their insistence on hope, reminding us again of the power of human stories. I’m honored to be able to share this collection with you.
Please visit or ring your local library or independent bookseller to find these SJP for Hogarth titles.