Mon, 28/07/2014 - 10:00
Ion Trewin, literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation [pictured], has said "some flexibility" is required in the current year over longlist availability for the Man Booker prize.
Meanwhile Penguin has now agreed to...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 11:03
Jonathan Cape has confirmed it is bringing forward publication of Howard Jacobson's novel J, which this week was longlisted for the Man Booker prize.
J was originally scheduled for release on 25th September, but...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:30
Readers are hungering for more experimental fiction, according to Man Booker Prize longlisted author Paul Kingsnorth.
His book The Wake, which was published through crowd-funding on Unbound, in set in England after the Norman Conquest and is written in what Kingsnorth calls "a shadow tongue", combining Old and...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 09:10
Booktrust has revealed the judges for the David Cohen Prize for Literature 2015, which awards a £40,000 prize for a lifetime’s achievement in literature.
Mark Lawson will spend a third term as chair of the judges, joined by academic and writer Dame Gillian Beer, biographer Adam Begley, author Melissa Benn, critic Susannah...
Thu, 24/07/2014 - 10:00
HarperCollins imprint Fourth Estate is to bring forward its publication date for Joseph O'Neill's The Dog to 31st July, after its longlisting for the Man Booker prize yesterday (23rd July). The Kindle edition will be availble...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 14:12
Potential strong sales from the newly released Man Booker longlist are threatened by the fact that a good proportion are as yet unpublished, some booksellers have said.
Of the longlisted books, five – Howard Jacobson's J...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 11:46
A novel from crowd-funded publisher Unbound and three Hodder and three Vintage authors are on the 13-strong Man Booker Prize longlist. But Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch (Little, Brown), widely tipped for inclusion, is absent.
In the first Man Booker longlist issued...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 09:20
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:00
Three books showcasing the “best of Scottish children’s writing” have been shortlisted for this year’s Kelpies Prize.
The prize, organised by publisher Floris Books, is in its 10th year and is for unpublished writers of books that are set in Scotland and aimed at children aged 8-11.
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 09:40
Belinda Bauer has won the £3,000 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award for her fourth novel, Rubbernecker (Bantam Press).
Bauer was presented with the award, which is marking its 10th year, on the opening night of the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate (Thursday 17th July)....