Quercus is introducing a new book imprint which will be called riverrun.
The imprint will focus on “quality literary fiction, upmarket crime and top class, serious non-fiction.” Publisher Jon Riley will head up the imprint along with the editorial team which includes: Niamh Mulvey, Richard Arcus and Rose Tomaszewska.
The imprint’s name comes from the first word in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. “Choosing the name of the new imprint – riverrun – was more complicated than we could have imagined, but all along the solution was across the road,” explained Riley in a statement. “A river. riverrun has energy, poetry, momentum and is memorable. In time it will stand as a strong symbol for what we want to achieve.”
Riverrun’s first title will be Six Four by Japanese author Hideo Yokoyama. Existing Quercus authors Peter May, Louise O’Neill and Joanna Kavenna will also publish works on the new imprint.
Riverrun on May 2nd. Later in May, The Birdwatcher, a new novel from British crime writer William Shaw, will be published.