What a Week from Clarendon House Publications!


What a week Clarendon House Publications has just had!


It started with the publication of Ruth Morgan’s short story collection The Whitworth Mysteries on Saturday October 9th. Ruth won the Great Clarendon House Writing Challenge last year, and part of the prize was a book contract — so now that promise has been fulfilled, and in spectacular fashion, with 23 tales set, for the most part, deep in the Australian outback: tales of police drama, betrayal, crime and revenge, with a few meta-fictional twists thrown in.

Go here to find out more.


Then, on Monday October 11th, the inaugural issue of the new Clarendon House Short Story Magazine was released. This e-magazine is packed with gems from Clarendon House authors — the first issue includes award-winning tales like ‘A Flicker of Time’ by R. A. Goli and ‘Sins of The Father’ by David Bowmore — and it’s entirely free! You don’t even have to hand over your email address in order to download it.

Go here to get your own copy.


On Tuesday October 12th, Justin Wiggins and I launched our jointly authored book called Surprised by Myth. This labour of love is subtitled ‘Essays on the Inklings and Their Friends’ and contains insights into the worlds of C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and more. We are tremendously proud of all the endorsements which it has already received, including this from Douglas Gresham, C. S. Lewis’s step-son:

‘This new book Surprised by Myth, a collaboration between Justin Wiggins and Grant Hudson, is a remarkable piece of work. It stands apart from most other works of its kind, if indeed there are any, in that both Justin and Grant each take their own viewpoint about the complex writings and attitudes of my Stepfather C. S. Lewis, and write their feelings and ideas about the work and indeed the man himself accordingly. To our benefit, this results in all of us being able to see differing angles on Lewis’s ways of writing, and why both these two men (and anyone else) can read his works from very different background ideologies.’

—Douglas Gresham, step-son of C. S. Lewis and author of Lenten Lands: My Childhood with Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis.