Mon, 12/11/2012 - 08:15
A few weeks on from Hilary Mantel's historic second Man Booker win, and this year's shortlisted publishers are planning new titles and fresh looks to capitalise on the attention.
Mantel's publisher Fourth Estate has created a box set of the winner, Bring Up the Bodies and its predecessor, fellow Booker-winning...
Tue, 16/10/2012 - 09:35
Hilary Mantel, winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize, has been picked as the favourite to win 2012's prize, according to bookmakers William Hill.
Mantel's sequel to Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies (Fourth Estate) has been allocated odds of 6/4, just ahead of Will Self's Umbrella (Bloomsbury). Both authors...
Mon, 15/10/2012 - 12:33
Tomorrow the winner of the prestigious Man Booker Prize 2012 will be announced.
William Hill's previous favourite Hilary Mantel's Bring up the Bodies is currently neck and neck with Will Self's Umbrella. Since just about everything else in the world of book publishing has turned digital of late—...
Tue, 11/09/2012 - 12:00
Since the Man Booker longlist was announced in July, Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies has been by far the most popular contender for the prize in sales terms, scoring sales of 16,600 copies at UK booksellers. It sold almost three times as many copies as the next bestselling book on the longlist, The...
Tue, 21/08/2012 - 09:00
Faber is teaming up with independent publisher And Other Stories to help give a wider release to the mass market edition of Man Booker Prize-longlisted title Swimming Home by Deborah Levy.
And Other Stories, which only began releasing books in the past 12 months, said that the partnership will help give Swimming...
Thu, 26/07/2012 - 09:33
Independent publishers with titles selected for this year's Man Booker longlist, published yesterday (25th July), have expressed their delight over the inclusions, though one indie publisher remained circumspect about the impact its title'...
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 07:55
Picador will be re-issuing 12 classic novels it has published across the past four decades in a new black-and-white series. The collection will celebrate the literary imprint's 40th anniversary in 2012.
The books—published on 2nd February, each to be priced at £7.99—include three Man Booker Prize winners: ...
Tue, 06/12/2011 - 07:35
The Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author Hisham Matar has been elected onto the board of writers' charity English PEN. Literary agent David Miller has also joined the board.
Matar worked with English PEN on a campaign for the release of his father, a Libyan political prisoner, in 2010. He has since become closely involved with...
Wed, 19/10/2011 - 10:31
So finally Julian Barnes has got his Booker, in what is proving to be an extremely interesting year for our top literary prize—and it may prove to be an excellent result for the book trade.
All the talk on the night before was of Andrew Kidd's new literary prize ("sour grapes" was mentioned by some, others thought...
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...