Thu, 23/05/2013 - 09:00
American writer Lydia Davis has won the fifth Man Booker International Prize, worth £60,000.
Davis beat nine other authors including fellow American author Marilynne Robinson and China's Yan Lianke.
The presentation of the prize, which is awarded every two years to a living author for a body of work, was made at the...
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 14:37
A title from Seren/Poetry Wales Press has been shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje Prize, in the running with Zadie Smith, Philip Hensher and Gavin Francis.
Call mother a lonely field by Liam Carson is shortlisted for the £10,000 prize alongside Zadie Smith's NW (Hamish Hamilton), Hensher's Scenes from...
Thu, 18/04/2013 - 07:30
Novels ranging from Tudor England to the battlefields of the Western Front have been shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction, with Hilary Mantel adding another nomination to her prize haul for Bring Up the Bodies (Fourth Estate)
Mantel won in 2010 for Wolf Hall.
Tue, 16/04/2013 - 09:42
Hilary Mantel is in contention for yet another award, with Bring Up the Bodies (Fourth Estate) on the shortlist announced this morning (15th April) for the £30,000 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction.
However Mantel will face competition from two previous winners: Barbara Kingsolver, whose The Lacuna won in 2010...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 09:18
Hamish Hamilton is re-releasing Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy for its 20th anniversary, ahead of Seth’s upcoming sequel A Suitable Girl.
Acclaimed as one of the classic novels of the 20th century, Penguin acquired the 1993 novel from Phoenix for the anniversary, and confirmed A Suitable Girl...
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 12:00
Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton has signed a new literary novel which takes its inspirations from Grimm’s fairytales.
Gretel and the Dark by Eliza Granville is set both in Vienna in 1899, where psychoanalyst Josef Breuer is investigating the case of a girl who insists she is a machine, and Germany 40 years later where...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 12:43
Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton will publish a new short story by Zadie Smith later this year.
The Embassy of Cambodia will be released as an A-format hardback in November 2013, just over a year since her last novel, NW, was released.
Like NW, the story will be set in north-west London, and follows...
Fri, 23/11/2012 - 07:00
A new work of fiction by Hari Kunzru, best known for his novel Gods Without Men, will be at the centre of an exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum next year.
Kunzru, usually published by Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton, has written a piece of fiction to be released by V&A Books in June 2013, alongside an...
Wed, 01/08/2012 - 15:43
Hamish Hamilton has signed up a novel from South American writer Daniel Galera, a novelist selected by Granta as one the best young Brazilian novelists.
Simon Prosser at HH and Scott Moyers at the Penguin Press in New York acquired the English language rights to Horse Hands from Laurence Laluyaux...
Fri, 09/03/2012 - 11:00
Hamish Hamilton has acquired a novel by French author Eric Reinhardt about a doomed adulterous affair, set in London and Paris.
Assistant editor Anna Kelly bought world English rights in the novel, The Victoria System, through Andrew Nurnberg Associates, making her first acquisition for the...