Thu, 25/10/2012 - 08:35
Icon Books' title The Horologicon by Mark Forsyth is following in the footsteps of its predecessor, last Christmas' bestselling The Etymologicon, by being selected as a BBC Radio 4 "Book of the Week".
The Horologicon, which is subtitled A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the...
Fri, 16/03/2012 - 11:15
Collins has acquired a tie-in to the upcoming BBC Radio 4 flagship series “The New Elizabethans”, written and narrated by James Naughtie, which will air every weekday between June and September.
Collins publishing director Iain MacGregor pre-empted world rights in all languages from Felicity Bryan at the Felicity...
Fri, 09/12/2011 - 08:00
The BBC's award for short fiction is to turn international for one year to celebrate the Olympics, with the shortlist to be expanded from five stories to 10. The judging panel will be chaired by broadcaster Clive Anderson.
For 2012 only, the BBC International Short Story Award will accept stories globally for the £15,000...
Mon, 15/08/2011 - 15:49
Waterstone’s m.d. James Daunt has accused publishers of being “lax” in not paying enough attention to the physical quality of books while warning bricks and mortar bookshops will not survive unless they are good enough.
Speaking about “The Future of the Book” on...
Thu, 28/07/2011 - 08:52
BBC Radio 4 seems to have performed a partial u-turn on its decision to cut the number of short stories it airs from three to one per week, with a compromise of two weekly broadcasts.
Listeners, authors and celebrities such as Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry are among 5,500 of those who signed an online petition opposing the move to...
Tue, 19/07/2011 - 15:43
The Society of Authors has said it would be a "great shame" if the BBC goes ahead with its planned cuts to short story coverage on BBC Radio 4 and pleaded with the broadcaster to reconsider.
The station announced earlier this month that it is to cut its number of short story broadcasts from three to one a week from next...
Thu, 10/12/2009 - 17:30
Crime author P D James is to guest edit BBC Radio 4’s “Today" programme during the Christmas period.
In her episode, to be broadcast one morning between 28th December and 2nd January 2010, James will quiz Mark Thompson, the BBC’s director general, about the future of the corporation, and discuss TV crime drama with...
Thu, 26/03/2009 - 08:07
Pop star Will Young is to judge the BBC National Short Story Award, which launches today.
He will be joined by chair, broadcaster and journalist Tom Sutcliffe, author Dame Margaret Drabble, Orange Prize-winner Helen Dunmore and BBC Radio 4’s editor Di Speirs to judge the competition, which is in its fourth year, and the world'...