Wed, 28/03/2012 - 09:47
The Kindle Touch 3G is to be made available in the UK from 27th April as part of a major launch by Amazon across 175 territories. Pre-orders for the device are available from today (28th March).
The wifi-enabled Kindle Touch will be priced at £109, with the Kindle Touch 3G, which allows for free global downloads without need...
Wed, 28/03/2012 - 08:00
Poet Alice Oswald and Times critic Megan Walsh are to join the judging panel for this year’s Forward Prizes for Poetry, the 21st, as the awards open for submissions.
Poet and teacher Leonie Rushforth, a judge of last year’s awards, is to chair the panel, which will also include poet Ian McMillan and freelance...
Wed, 25/01/2012 - 08:55
Andrew Miller has won the £30,000 2011 Costa Book of the Year for his sixth novel Pure (Sceptre), set in 18th-century Paris, as the annual award announced a new short story category for next year.
Miller triumphed over bookies' favourite Matthew Hollis' biography category-winner Now All Roads Lead to...
Fri, 02/12/2011 - 08:00
The only non-fiction title shortlisted for the 2011 Guardian First Book Award has taken home the £10,000 prize, giving Fourth Estate its fourth win in seven years.
American oncologist and science writer Siddhartha Mukherjee's The Emperor of All Maladies was awarded the gong, which recognises the finest new...
Mon, 07/12/2009 - 08:04
Pan Macmillan has confirmed that Jeffrey Archer is to write a five novel saga spanning a century in the lives of a Bristol family. But fiction publisher Jeremy Trevathan said that the £18m advance reported in the Sunday Times yesterday (6th December) had "no basis in truth".
Trevathan declined to comment further...