Fri, 14/02/2014 - 09:30
Two Lee Child novels were the most borrowed books of the year from UK libraries in 2012-13, while Hilary Mantel and J K Rowling also saw books fly into the top 10, in the annual UK book lending figures released by the Public Lending Right.
But for the seventh year running, it is James Patterson who is the most borrowed author from UK...
Thu, 16/01/2014 - 16:14
A new collection of contemporary short stories by Man Booker Prize-winning Hilary Mantel – titled The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher – will be published this year.
4th Estate will publish the book on 4th September after acquiring the rights from Bill Hamilton at A.M. Heath.
Nicholas Pearson, publishing...
Thu, 02/01/2014 - 16:00
HarperCollins UK has seen a 66% drop in profits for the year ending 30th June 2013, according to results filed with Companies House.
Pre-tax profits at the publisher dropped from £8.3m in 2012 to £2.8m in 2013, a decline of 66%. Profit after tax stood at £1.07m, falling 80% from £5.3m.
Thu, 04/07/2013 - 15:37
Actor Ben Miles has been cast as Thomas Cromwell in the Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptations of Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies.
The actor is best known for his role as Patrick in the sitcom "Coupling", and has also appeared in TV programmes such as "Cold Feet" and...
Tue, 14/05/2013 - 16:18
Hilary Mantel has scored her first ever Official UK Top 50 number one.
The mass-market edition of her Man Booker Prize 2012 winner, Bring Up the Bodies (Fourth Estate), was comfortably the bestselling book in the UK last week, achieving sales of 20,493 copies in its opening week on bookshop shelves.
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, 08/03/2013 - 09:00
Hilary Mantel can add the £40,000 David Cohen Prize for Literature to her award cabinet after winning the lifetime achievement accolade last night (7th February).
Meanwhile it has emerged that actor Mark Rylance will play Thomas Cromwell in the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies.
Fri, 22/02/2013 - 13:05
The “debate” around Hilary Mantel’s comments about how the media portrays Kate Middleton shows why publishing remains a notch above the fourth estate. Mantel’s talk, a subtle historical perspective on royalty that sought to make sense of how monarchy fascinates us, was ludicrously traduced by the Daily Mail (...
Thu, 21/02/2013 - 09:30
Hilary Mantel will be awarded the Bodley Medal at the Oxford Literary Festival, with the announcement coming as controversy continues over her lecture on royalty.
The double Man Booker Prize-winning novelist will be given the award, which marks outstanding achievement in literature,...