Tue, 22/04/2014 - 09:40
Nobel prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died.
Penguin, Marquez's publisher in the UK, said it was "deeply saddened" by the death of the 87-year-old.
The author’s death was announced on Thursday 17th April by Fernanda Familiar, a spokeswoman for his family, on Twitter. She wrote:...
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 09:50
The bestselling author of the Adrian Mole books died on 10th April. Louise Moore, managing director of Michael Joseph, writes:
I first had contact with Susan Lillian Townsend in 1991 when she was writing The Queen And I. I was working as a (very) junior copyeditor for the great Geoffrey Strachan, Sue’s...
Thu, 17/04/2014 - 09:10
Covers of Penguin Books’ titles designed by street artists will be showcased on file-transfer service WeTransfer.
The book covers, designed by artists including Nathan Burton, Sickboy and 45RPM, will take over WeTransfer's full-screen backgrounds in the form of multiple still life photographs displaying a range of Penguin...
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:50
Sue Townsend will be remembered as one of “this country’s great comic writers”, her publisher has said.
Townsend died yesterday (10th April) aged 68, after suffering a stroke last weekend.
Her agent Jonathan Lloyd of Curtis Brown called Townsend a “living miracle”, saying that she had continued...
Thu, 03/04/2014 - 09:20
Viking Penguin is to publish Stuffocation, originally published as an e-book, which explores why acquiring “’too much stuff’ is the most pressing problem of our time”.
Publisher at Viking and Portfolio, Joel Rickett, bought world rights to the book, by journalist and trend forecaster James Wallman,...
Thu, 27/03/2014 - 09:50
The Booktrust Best Book Awards with Amazon Kindle today revealed its shortlist [full list below], with Walker gaining a nod in three categories and Nosy Crow having half the nominations for the tech award.
Walker’s Peck Peck Peck by Lucy Cousins is up for the 0-5s best picture book award, and its Timmy Failure:...
Thu, 27/03/2014 - 09:20
Michael Joseph has pre-empted two books by Eve Chase ahead of the London Book Fair.
Publishing director Maxine Hitchcock bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Black Rabbit Hall plus one other novel through Lizzy Kremer at David Higham Associates.
Hitchcock called Black Rabbit Hall an “outstanding novel...
Tue, 25/03/2014 - 09:20
New books from Nick Hornby and Will Self will be released by Penguin General this year.
Hornby [pictured] will move away from the contemporary settings of his previous novels for Miss Blackpool, which is set in the 1960s. Described as a “romantic comedy with a bittersweet twist”, Miss Blackpool follows...
Tue, 18/03/2014 - 09:20
Nina Stibbe’s first novel is to be released by Penguin this autumn.
Stibbe’s account of life as a nanny to London Review of Books editor Mary-Kay Wilmers, Love, Nina (Viking), was released last year and has sold 20,489 copies through Nielsen BookScan.
Man at the Helm (£12.99,...
Fri, 14/03/2014 - 08:20
Penguin is to release a new version of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars 8th April, anticipating the release of the film in June.
First released in the US in 2012, The Fault in our Stars tells the love story between two cancer-stricken teenagers. It soon became an international bestseller, and...