Wed, 19/06/2013 - 09:48
The latest longlist for the biennial Warwick Prize for Writing (£25,000) has pitted novelists Julian Barnes and Jonathan Franzen against theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili and academic psychologist Cordelia Fine.
The longlist includes six fiction, three non-fiction and three poetry books. In fiction, The Sense of an Ending...
Tue, 23/04/2013 - 06:30
BBC arts programme "The Review Show" has lost close to 80% of its audience in its first airing since moving from BBC2 to BBC Four.
The topical arts show, which was screened for the first time on the new channel on Sunday night (21st April), attracted 76,000 viewers according to overnight figures,...
Tue, 09/04/2013 - 16:25
Printed book sales in the UK fell by more than 15% last week, as the established post-Easter sales slump hit booksellers. Nielsen BookScan data reveals spending on physical books totalled £20.6m in the seven-day period ending 6th April—the lowest weekly level since May last year.
Sales were down 15.4% (£3.8m) on the...
Tue, 01/05/2012 - 12:45
Publishers are creating exclusive products, including an original essay by Julian Barnes, for Independent Booksellers Week 2012 (30th June to 7th July).
The new IBW Collectibles range of special products will be available only to independent booksellers for the length of IBW. A total of 270 bookshops have thus far...
Wed, 16/11/2011 - 08:54
Man Booker winner Julian Barnes could be up for an unprecedented double after receiving a nomination for the best novel of the year in the 2011 Costa Awards.
Barnes' The Sense of an Ending is up against John Burnside, Andrew Miller and Louisa Young for the best novel award. If Barnes was to win and to take home the...
Wed, 19/10/2011 - 15:02
Random House is now reprinting 125,000 copies of Jonathan Cape's Booker-winning The Sense of An Ending, signing off a further 50,000 copies in addition to the initial 75,000 copy reprint.
Vintage sales director Tom Drake-Lee said: "The demand for copies of the book is massive. Booksellers are reporting a huge amount...
Wed, 19/10/2011 - 10:09
Random House is reprinting 75,000 copies of Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending this morning, following its victory at the Man Booker prize last night, with Random House c.e.o. Gail Rebuck heralding the win as "the most joyous of occasions".
It was also announced last night that the Man Group has signed a 10...
Wed, 19/10/2011 - 09:34
The thrice-denied Julian Barnes has been lauded in the press for finally winning the Man Booker prize with his The Sense of an Ending.
The Guardian warmly welcomed the decision. Claire Armistead said: "To those...
Tue, 18/10/2011 - 20:00
Julian Barnes has won the Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sense of an Ending (Cape). The author beat a shortlist comprising Carol Birch's Jamrach's Menagerie (Canongate); Esi Edugyan's Half Blood Blues (Serpent's Tail); Stephen Kelman's Pigeon English (Bloomsbury); A D Miller's...
Mon, 17/10/2011 - 14:30
Julian Barnes is the bookies' favourite to win the Man Booker prize tomorrow night (18th October), as Amazon has revealed his novel The Sense of an Ending is also leading Kindle downloads among the shortlisted authors.
Bookmakers William Hill said more than 50% of all bets struck on the Man Booker prize were placed on the...