Fri, 19/09/2014 - 09:00
The Bodley Head has two of the books on the shortlist for the £25,000 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books.
Serving the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics under Hitler by Philip Ball and The Cancer Chronicles: Unlocking Medicine's Deepest Mystery by George Johnson are both on the six-strong...
Thu, 18/09/2014 - 09:20
Writers Zadie Smith, Lionel Shriver and Rose Tremain join Tessa Hadley and Francesca Rhydderch on an all-female shortlist for the BBC National Short Story Award 2014.
It is the second successive year in which the prize has featured an...
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 09:40
Peter Carey has said that publishers historically “have just rolled over for Amazon”, and need to take some responsibility for the online retailer’s current dominance.
Fri, 12/09/2014 - 08:55
Open science platform Frontiers has won the gold award at the Assocation for Learned & Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) Awards for Innovation in Publishing, made this evening (11th September) at the ALPSP 2014 international conference in Heathrow.
Lausanne-based Frontiers, in which Nature Publishing Group bought a majority...
Thu, 11/09/2014 - 09:40
Folio Prize founder Andrew Kidd, Unbound c.e.o. Dan Kieran, authors Caitlin Moran and Nikesh Shukla, and Penguin Random House’s Hannah Telfer are among those shortlisted for the hClub 100 Awards.
The awards celebrate the most innovative and inspirational people working across the creative industries over the last 12 months....
Wed, 10/09/2014 - 09:40
A C Grayling, chair of the Man Booker judging panel, has revealed there were "tears in the eyes" over the "difficult" judging meeting to whittle down the Man Booker shortlist, announced yesterday (9th September), predicting that the judges...
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 14:03
Diana Broccardo, sales and marketing director for both Profile and Serpent's Tail, has spoken of the publisher's "delight" at seeing Karen Joy Fowler's We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves on the Man Booker shortlist...
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:42
The 2014 Man Booker shortlist shows that “contemporary fiction is of the moment”, judge Sarah Churchwell told the announcement press conference this morning (9th September).
In recent years the prize has been awarded to a number of...
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:45
Joshua Ferris, Richard Flanagan, Karen Joy Fowler, Howard Jacobson, Neel Mukherjee and Ali Smith have been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, in a selection which sees five of the six authors coming from Penguin Random House.
The list comprises three Britons -...
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:20
James Herbert’s daughter Kerry Herbert and fantasy writer Sarah Pinborough are among the judges for the inaugural James Herbert Horror Writing Prize.
The £2,000 prize, set up by Pan Macmillan in Herbert’s honour, aims to...