Thu, 18/04/2013 - 08:45
Author Raja Shehadeh is in the running to win the Orwell Prize for a second time, with Random House the most nominated publisher on the shortlist for the £3,000 prize.
Raja Shehadeh's Occupation Diaries (Profile Books), about daily life in Palestine, is among the titles on the seven-strong shortlist, with...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 07:30
Picador has seen off competition from 11 other publishers to win a fiercely contested six-figure, pre-fair auction, acquiring UK and Commonwealth rights in historical fiction début The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton.
Editorial director Francesca Main signed the deal with Juliet Mushens at The Agency Group, after the...
Thu, 28/03/2013 - 15:38
Nora Eldridge is angry. She is fuming, she is outraged, she is 38 years old, single, alone, reliable, quiet and on the verge of disappearing. She is the woman upstairs.
The Woman Upstairs (Virago, May) is Claire Messud’s fifth novel and one she wanted to write in part because, “as a reader I have always enjoyed...
Thu, 14/03/2013 - 13:09
Picador is to publish the official film tie-in edition for the forthcoming adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
The film, starring Carey Mulligan and Leonardo di Caprio, gets its UK release on 17th May.
The book will feature artwork from the film and an exclusive interview with director Baz...
Tue, 05/03/2013 - 09:00
Picador is offering the first part of its digital-first fiction The Kills by Richard House free to those who Tweet about it.
The first novel, Sutler, has been published in e-book format, priced £1.99, but readers who send a Tweet or Facebook message to tell others about it can obtain it for nothing. The social...
Thu, 07/02/2013 - 16:31
For Struan Robertson, a 17-year-old genius from Scotland, London is more exotic than Paris or Thailand, a place from which no one returns.
Despite this—encouraged by his English teacher Mr Fox—he takes on the job of carer for Phillip Prys, a revered author who has suffered a stroke, heading off to Hampstead in the...
Fri, 01/02/2013 - 06:30
The 80th anniversary of the birth of experimental novelist B S Johnson is being honoured with a new collection of material and the re-issue of four of his groundbreaking novels.
Johnson, who was born in February 1933, wrote novels, plays, journalism and film scripts. He committed suicide in 1973.
Fri, 23/11/2012 - 14:00
Picador author Julia Lovell has won the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature, which recognises work which contributes to political and cultural understanding between the West and the East.
Lovell’s non-fiction work The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams and the Making of China was picked as the winner from a shortlist of three...
Mon, 12/11/2012 - 07:50
Picador publisher Paul Baggaley has bought "a wonderfully entertaining dark comedy of manners" by journalist and broadcaster Mark Lawson.
Baggaley acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to The Deaths from agent Cat Ledger and will publish in September 2013.
The Deaths is the story of four families,...
Mon, 05/11/2012 - 11:39
Alice is heartbroken and lonely—recently returned to her family home and the elder sisters she has never really felt related to, to be by her dying father’s side. Daniel is similarly heartbroken—homeless and alone, and desperately searching London’s streets for the illegitimate daughter he has never known. In Sarah...