M ichael O'Mara Books has been shortlisted for two awards at the Independent Publishers Guild Awards 2009 - Trade Publisher of the Year and the award for International Achievement.

J odie Prenger's star turn in the musical Oliver! has won rave reviews, after she won BBC1's I'd Do Anything to secure the role:
'The night belonged to Jodie' - The Daily Mirror
Her amazing autobiography, It's A Fine Life, is published on February 23rd.

C ringe!
Cringe! is the terrifically cringe-worthy collection of teenage diary excerpts, overwrought poetry, blushmaking fan letters and melodramatic fake suicide notes set to be published in Autumn 2009. Containing genuine material that is guaranteed to make you blush and laugh-out-loud in equal measure, the book is to be edited by Sarah Brown, the renowned blogger and host of the Cringe monthly reading series held in New York and, occasionally, London and Dublin. Sarah is currently collecting material for book so if you have any deeply embarrassing letters, diaries or poems squirreled away please share them with us and submit them for the book on the Cringe homepage.