Fri, 06/01/2012 - 07:55
Picador will be re-issuing 12 classic novels it has published across the past four decades in a new black-and-white series. The collection will celebrate the literary imprint's 40th anniversary in 2012.
The books—published on 2nd February, each to be priced at £7.99—include three Man Booker Prize winners: ...
Mon, 17/10/2011 - 09:00
Alan Hollinghurst, whose novel The Stranger's Child was a surprise omission from the Man Booker shortlist this year, has been shortlisted for an award at the Galaxy National Book Awards 2011, with works by Ian Rankin and Keith Richards also in the running within the 11 categories.
Hollinghurst is up against Man Booker-...
Mon, 05/09/2011 - 14:00
William Hill has now named Julian Barnes as favourite to win the Man Booker prize, with the three-times shortlisted author overtaking previous winner Alan Hollinghurst ahead of tomorrow's shortlist announcement (6th September).
Barnes' The Sense of an Ending has now been given odds of 3/1 to take the prize, moving...
Mon, 22/08/2011 - 08:40
Man Booker-longlisted author Alan Hollinghurst is to take part in the University of East Anglia’s International Literary Festival, which celebrates its 21st birthday next month.
Hollinghurst is joined by bestselling novelist Wilbur Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins...
Thu, 04/08/2011 - 09:30
Man Booker Prize bookies favourite Alan Hollinghurst is proving the most popular of the longlisted titles among the book buying public.
The British novelist’s The Stranger’s Child (Picador) was comfortably the bestselling Booker longlistee in the week the longlist was announced (ending 30th July), selling 2,143...
Thu, 28/07/2011 - 11:32
After finishing The Line of Beauty, his 2004 Booker Prize-winning novel, Alan Hollinghurst was determined not to write another long novel, and planned to write a book of short stories instead.
He had "germs of ideas" for stories, but "in an absolutely infuriating way" the stories suggested connections...
Thu, 28/07/2011 - 09:21
Julian Barnes, Sebastian Barry and bookies favourite Alan Hollinghurst are seen by the trade as the Man Booker Prize for Fiction frontrunners after the longlist was revealed on Tuesday (26th July).
The indie-heavy list has attracted general approval, with nine out of the 13 titles from independent houses contending for the £50,...
Tue, 26/07/2011 - 16:42
William Hill has installed former Man Booker winner Alan Hollinghurst as the 5/1 favourite to clinch the prize for the second time for his novel The Stranger's Child (Picador).
The longlist was announced this afternoon and the bookmaker has moved quickly to lay out its odds. Julian Barnes is 6/1 second favourite for ...
Tue, 05/07/2011 - 16:04
Dawn French’s début novel, A Tiny Bit Marvellous (Penguin), retains its position at the summit of The Official UK Top 50 week-on-week, thanks to a promotional appearance on ITV’s “This Morning”, and a “£2.99 if you spend £10” deal at WH Smith.
The mass-market edition of...
Fri, 17/06/2011 - 08:18
We Love This Book, The Bookseller's sister consumer magazine and website, launches next week with a circulation of 100,000.
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