New wild second novel from Liam Brown

We are delighted to announce that we have acquired World rights for 'Wild Life' by Liam Brown, the story of a paradise turned sour and the consequences of retreating into a life without technology. 'Wild Life' is due to be published in Spring 2016.

His debut novel Real Monsters was published on 1st March 2015. It was longlisted for the Not The Booker Award.


When we moved into the wild, the wild moved into us.

When a troubled advertising salesman loses his job, the fragile wall between his public and private personas comes tumbling down. Fleeing his debtors, Adam abandons his family and takes to sleeping rough in a local park, where a fraternity of homeless men befriend him.

As the months pass, Adam gradually learns to appreciate the tough new regime, until winter arrives early, threatening to turn his paradise into a nightmare.

Starving, exhausted and sick of the constant infighting, Adam decides to return to his family. The men, however, have other plans for him. With time running out, and the stakes raised unbearably high, Adam is forced to question whether any of us can truly escape the wildness within.

Liam Brown lives in Birmingham with his wife and two children.

Lauren Parsons, Commissioning Editor of Legend Press, commented: “We are excited to be working with Liam again. Wild Life is a stark and fascinating glimpse into a society where the rules are removed, and is as uncompromising and powerful as his first novel.”

For all media enquires please contact Jessica Reid on 0207 812 0641 / jessicareid@legend-paperbooks.co.uk