Fri, 21/09/2012 - 08:20
Books by Francesca Simon, Anthony Horowitz, Shirley Hughes and Lauren Child will be included in 2013's World Book Day offering, with director Kirsten Grant saying the literacy initiative is planning to create £1m worth of book sales.
Grant, who was appointed in 2011, said organisers were aiming for 1.2 million of the WBD...
Tue, 28/06/2011 - 08:26
Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy is to collaborate with children's author Lauren Child as a "super geek consultant" on her latest series of books, titled Ruby Redfort.
The first book, Look Into my Eyes, will be published in October alongside an enhanced e-book. The book features the teenage heroine Redfort,...
Mon, 04/01/2010 - 07:25
Helen Fraser, former managing director of Penguin has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's New Years Honours List. Fraser joins authors including Dick King-Smith and Lauren Child who also received recognition today (31st December).
Fraser is to gain the CBE for services to the publishing industry. She left her role at Penguin in...
Sun, 22/03/2009 - 09:09
Lauren Child, author of the Charlie & Lola books, is joining HarperCollins in what is rumoured to be a seven-figure deal.
HC has bought world rights to a six-book children's fiction series and is promising one of its biggest-ever marketing campaigns for the launch of the first title in 2010.
The series will be based on...
Sun, 22/02/2009 - 10:00
The Emirates Airlines International Festival is to hold a debate with International PEN on free speech and censorship. It follows its decision to prevent Penguin author Geraldine Bedell from launching her book at the Dubai-based event because it featured a gay character. The bar provoked an outrage among some authors, but The Bookseller...