BSA2017 winning artist Alexandra Gurtner sees her final commission in print

  • Paola Fumagalli
  • Marie Léda
  • Alan Firmin
  • Aretha Campbell
We are so pleased to announce the launch of Author Beth Lewis’s latest title: BITTER SUN, by The Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins. Congratulations to Bridgeman Studio Award 2017 winning artist Alexandra Gurtner for her beautiful commissioned artwork.
Publisher: The Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins
Author: Beth Lewis
Art Direction: Claire Ward
Artist: Alexandra Gurtner
Synopsis: Stand by Me meets True Detective in this stunningly written tale of the darkness at the hear of a small mid-Western town and the four kids who uncover it. In the heatwave summer of 1971, four kids find a body by a lake and set out to solve a murder. But they dig too deep and ask too many questions. Larson is a town reeling in the wake of the Vietnam draft, where the unrelenting heat ruins the harvest, and the people teeter on the edge of ruin. As tension and paranoia run rife, rumours become fact, violence becomes reflex. The unrest allows the dark elements of the close-knit farming community to rise and take control. And John, Jenny, Gloria and Rudy are about to discover that sometimes secrets are best left uncovered...
Bitter Sun is now available to pre-order on

Author Beth Lewis - Biography

Beth Lewis was raised in the wilds of Cornwall and split her childhood between books and the beach. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has had close encounters with black bears, killer whales, and Great White sharks. She has been, at turns, a bank cashier, fire performer, juggler, and is currently a Commissioning Editor at a leading London publisher.