Fri, 23/11/2012 - 07:45
Sarah Hall and Jean Sprackland have been named the 2012 winners of the Portico Prize for Literature, each receiving £10,000.
Hall [pictured] won the fiction prize for The Beautiful Indifference (Faber) while Sprackland's Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach (Jonathan Cape) triumphed in non-fiction....
Thu, 15/10/2009 - 12:47
Former Bookseller editor Nicholas Clee is among the shortlisted nominees for this year’s William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.
Clee’s Eclipse (Bantam) is one of three Random House titles on the shortlist. Rick Broadbent’s Ring of Fire (Bantam) and John Daniell’s Confessions of a Rugby...
Tue, 23/12/2008 - 10:03
World rights to Death, Destruction and a Packet of Peanuts by Chris Pascoe have been bought by Tom Bromley at Portico. This was one of the last acquisitions made by Bromley before he left parent group Anova Books. He bought the world rights from Eve White at the Eve White Literary Agency and Portico will publish in Spring 2009....
Mon, 08/12/2008 - 08:28
Tom Bromley, head of the Portico imprint at Anova, has left the company after taking voluntary redundancy following news that the division's annual list has been cut back from 30 to 20.
Helen Barnes, publicity manager, has also been made redundant, although she will continue to work at the firm until after Christmas.
Thu, 17/07/2008 - 12:36
Anova imprint Portico has signed an as-yet-untitled book that retraces a musical journey around the UK first made at the turn of the 20th century.
The book, which will be published in paperback next summer and is being written by music writer Will Hodgkinson, reconstructs the original trip made by Cecil Sharp in 1903 to capture the...