Mon, 20/05/2013 - 16:18
Little, Brown's Blackfriars digital-only imprint will publish a novel created by authors including Joe Dunthorne and Lisa Jewell as part of the Southbank Centre's Festival of Neighbourhood.
On 1st June, novelist Stella Duffy will kick-start the Southbank Centre's game of Exquisite Corpse: Or, How Not to Kill Your...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 14:08
Bestselling author Dan Brown has told BBC Breakfast he gets "kicked around" by UK critics more than those in other countries.
Speaking this morning (20th May) during his first appearance to support the publication of his latest book, Inferno, Brown said he always sets out to "write the book that I would want...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 09:30
CITV children’s book review show “Bookaboo” has partnered with the Times Educational Supplement to launch a national competition that will see a special episode of the series filmed in a primary school.
The competition is aimed at finding a talented storytelling UK primary school teacher to star alongside the show...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 08:45
Salman Rushdie and Jenni Fagan are among the authors shortlisted for the £10,000 James Tait Black biography and fiction awards. The shortlist for the newly created drama category is to be announced later this month.
Contenders for the fiction prize are Scottish author Fagan's The Panopticon (Windmill Books), about a...
Mon, 20/05/2013 - 08:00
Alma Books is launching a new series of low-priced classics, and will be the first publisher in the UK to use printer CPI’s new 3D embossing effect on its covers.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, The Prince by Machiavelli and Erasmus’ Praise of Folly...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 14:07
Century has acquired a crime novel set in 1990s Washington DC by US author Neely Tucker.
Jack Fogg bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, in The Ways of the Dead, and an unnamed second book, in a deal struck with Natasha Fairweather at A P Watt at United Agents in collaboration with Elyse Cheney in New York.
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 12:23
The Rupert Heath Literary Agency and the Elise Dillsworth Agency are forming an alliance, with Rupert Heath to provide foreign rights, promotional and administrative services to Dillsworth.
The two agencies will share skills and expertise, working together, but Dillsworth will continue to run her agency under her own name.
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 11:18
Pushkin Press' new imprint, ONE, has made its first world English-language acquisition, with editor Elena Lappin buying The Fishermen by 26-year-old Nigerian debut novelist Chigozie Obioma.
Lappin signed the deal with Jessica Craig at United Agents and Peter Steinberg of The Steinberg Agency, New York.
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 11:10
Pan Macmillan has acquired rights in a memoir by the blind Chinese rights advocate and social activist, Chen Guancheng.
In a deal with US sister company Henry Holt, Pan Macmillan bought world English language rights, excluding US and Canada, in the title. Henry Holt imprint Times Books will publish in the US, simultaneously with Pan...
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 09:46
Jenny Colgan's Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams (Sphere) has been named Romantic Novel of the Year at this year's Romantic Novelists' Association awards.
Meanwhile, the RNA's Joan Hessayon Award, which celebrates the best in new writing, was won by Liesel Schwartz for A Conspiracy of...