Mon, 29/04/2013 - 07:00
Sotheby's will auction off a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with notes by J K Rowling to raise money for English PEN.
Rowling is one of 50 authors who will be auctioning first editions of their work to raise money for the free speech charity alongside writers including Margaret Atwood, Ian...
Thu, 17/11/2011 - 06:45
Full Circle Editions is to publish Body of Work, celebrating 40 years of the University of East Anglia writing course, associated with authors such as Rose Tremain and Ian McEwan, on 1st December.
Edited by Giles Foden, the book will include 50 autobiographical contributions from the course’s best-known students and...
Tue, 15/03/2011 - 15:56
Sales of the six £1 World Book Day books fell 36% week-on-week, to 159,000 copies sold—a figure down 9% on the comparative week last year—but they nonetheless continue to dominate the sharp end of this week’s Official UK Top 50.
Andrew Cope and Katie Davies’ Spy Dog/Great Pet-shop Panic (Simon &...
Thu, 20/01/2011 - 06:10
Ian McEwan is to be awarded the Jerusalem Prize, Israel's highest literary honour for foreign writers. McEwan will receive the prize at the opening ceremony of the International Book Fair in Jerusalem on 20th February. The award is given to a writer whose work "best expresses and promotes the idea of freedom of the individual in...
Wed, 19/01/2011 - 08:27
Atonement author Ian McEwan is to be awarded the 2011 Jerusalem Prize, Israel's most prominent literary honour for foreign writers.
The Jerusalem Prize is awarded biennially to an author whose work best expresses the idea of "freedom of the individual in society". The "modest" monetary value of the prize money...
Tue, 25/05/2010 - 06:48
Ian McEwan has won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction with his novel on climate change, Solar (Jonathan Cape).
The prize, which is now in its 11th year, celebrates the novel of the last 12 months that has best captured the comic spirit of P.G. Wodehouse.
David Campbell, judge and publisher of...
Tue, 27/04/2010 - 08:46
Ian McEwan's first comedy, Solar (Jonathan Cape), is on the shortlist for this year's Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction.
Also on the shortlist are Skippy Dies by Paul Murray (Hamish Hamilton), Tiffany Murray's Diamond Star Halo (Portobello), One Day by David Nicholls (...
Tue, 13/04/2010 - 07:01
Novelist Ian McEwan's entire backlist is being made available in e-book format by Random House Group UK, after it struck a deal for the digital rights in the UK, Europe and the Commonwealth.
The development comes after McEwan made an...
Fri, 26/03/2010 - 06:51
Random House dominates an expanded list of “evergreens”, The Bookseller’s list of books that have never fallen out of Nielsen BookScan’s weekly top 5,000 bestseller chart since records began.
The Bookseller’s latest list identifies 81 books dubbed “evergreens”, with Random House...
Mon, 08/03/2010 - 09:01
Jonathan Cape has launched a "totally exceptional" pre-order campaign for Ian McEwan's new novel after prompting from Waterstone's. The move is part of a growing trend of pre-orders becoming more important for retailers.
After high-profile campaigns for titles by Dan Brown and J K Rowling, both publishers and retailers...