Wed, 15/05/2013 - 09:00
Howard Jacobson has won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for the second time with his novel Zoo Time (Bloomsbury).
The prize is to have a Gloucestershire Old Spot pig named after the novel, as well as a jeroboam of champagne and a complete collection of PG Wodehouse works.
Jacobson previously won the prize,...
Mon, 13/05/2013 - 07:30
Bloomsbury and the National Archives are to continue their partnership publishing children’s fiction and non-fiction titles, with four more planned for the next year.
Two titles that look at the Great Fire of London will be published on 12th September—non-fiction Great Fire of London Unclassified (£10.99...
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 12:37
In 2003, Khaled Hosseini released his début novel The Kite Runner (Bloomsbury)—10 years later, with just two books, he has gone on to sell more than 38 million copies worldwide and generated more than £23m through UK tills. A publishing sensation, his next book And the Mountains Echoed (Bloomsbury, May),...
Thu, 09/05/2013 - 06:30
Small independent publisher Comma Press has had two titles shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize.
The books, by Adam Marek and Jane Rogers, are shortlisted alongside titles from Jonathan Cape, Pan Macmillan and Bloomsbury, which also has two nominations.
The award, now in its seventh year, is given for a published...
Wed, 01/05/2013 - 06:30
Bloomsbury and Faber's Drama Online, launched today (1st May) in beta, includes a partnership with the Victoria & Albert Museum to illustrate the publishers' collection of hundreds of plays.
The new website, http://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com, collects the drama lists...
Fri, 26/04/2013 - 09:46
Nottingham will be involved with a city-wide reading scheme to celebrate the 10th anniversary and first stage production of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner. The book, published by Bloomsbury, has been adapted for the stage by Matthew Spangler and will be performed at the Nottingham Playhouse from today (26th April), its European...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 10:10
Former Bloomsbury editorial director Liz Calder is launching a UK version of FLIP (Festa Literária Internaçional de Paraty), the Brazil-based literary and cultural festival she and her husband, former Bookseller editor Louis Baum, co-founded and have run for the past 10 years.
FLIPSIDE will take place from the...
Thu, 28/03/2013 - 09:30
Booksellers blighted by the snowy weather are looking to Easter promotions to boost their bottom lines.
Book sales were up by 1.2% to £22.1m last week according to Nielsen BookScan, but many shops were down after being hit by heavy snow and retreating customer numbers in the adverse weather, unprecedented for this time of year...
Mon, 18/03/2013 - 14:04
Bloomsbury has acquired Spacejackers, a new trilogy of adventure stories for 9-12 year olds by debut author Huw Powell.
The books tell the story of Jake Cutler, a boy searching for his destiny in the company of a ship full of ruthless space pirates.
Children's fiction editorial director Ellen Holgate bought world English...
Wed, 13/03/2013 - 09:00
Margaret Atwood's next novel, MaddAddam, will be published by Bloomsbury on 29th August.
The Man Booker Prize-winner's latest work will be the third title in the trilogy which began with Oryx and Crake and was continued with The Year of the Flood. It will be released as a 448-page £18.99...