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What the papers say

A selection of online articles articles giving coverage to DFB, its authors, books and events.

  • The Bookseller 4 November 2013
  • "Children's publisher David Fickling Books (DFB) has joined the Independent Alliance."

  • The Bookseller 5 August 2013
  • "'Exhilarating' launch for DFB"

  • Financial Times 2 August 2013
  • "The joys of going it alone"

  • The Bookseller 12 July 2013
  • "Author Dave Shelton and his editor David Fickling have won the 2013 Branford Boase Award for A Boy and a Bear in a Boat..."

  • BBC Entertainment & Arts 11 July 2013
  • "The tale of a boy, a bear, a boat, and a potentially radioactive sandwich, has won this year's Branford Boase Award."

  • The Independent (Arts Blog) 11 July 2013
  • "Author and illustrator Dave Shelton has just won the Branford Boase award for his debut novel A Boy and a Bear in a Boat, along with his editor, David Fickling."

  • The Guardian 28 June 2013
  • "David and Caro Fickling and their grown-up sons and daughter staked everything on their dream - the Phoenix, a weekly children's comic. Now the whole family live and work together full-time. What's that like? Interview by John-Paul Flintoff and art by Adam Murphy."

  • The Guardian 29 April 2013
  • "Editor of Philip Pullman and Mark Haddon bestsellers leaves Random House - Authors welcome David Fickling's decision to launch 'small' independent publishing company..."

  • The Bookseller 29 April 2013
  • "David Fickling is to leave Random House, where he is publisher at the David Fickling Books children's imprint, to set up as an independent publisher..."

  • Publishers' Weekly29 April 2013
  • "David Fickling, who has been publisher of his eponymous imprint at Random House Children's Publishing U.K. for 12 years, is leaving the company. After a brief transitional period he will launch David Fickling Books as an independent venture in July 2013..."