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...
Thu, 24/07/2014 - 09:50
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...
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strong sales from the newly released Man Booker longlist are threatened by the fact that a good proportion are as yet unpublished, some booksellers have said.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The prize, organised by publisher Floris Books, is in its 10th year and is for unpublished writers of books that are set in Scotland and aimed at children aged 8-11.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)....
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 08:40
Tony Mitton is the winner of this year’s CLPE Poetry Award for Wayland, a retelling of the legend of Wayland the blacksmith, illustrated by John Lawrence and published by David Fickling books.
The judging panel, chaired by Roger McGough, said they chose Wayland as the winner for its “mastery...
Wed, 16/07/2014 - 08:10
An autobiographical novel about a family’s move from London to a derelict castle in the Cumbrian fells has been crowned the Lakeland Book of the Year 2014.
Undressed For Dinner (Hayloft Publishing) by Simon Temple-Bennett scooped the £1,000 prize this afternoon (Tuesday 15th July) at a special...
Tue, 15/07/2014 - 09:20
The £3,000 PEN/Ackerley Prize, awarded for a work of memoir and autobiography, has gone to Sonali Deraniyagala for her memoir Wave (Virago).
The memoir explores the author's grief following the loss of her family in the Sri Lanka tsunami in December 2004.
Peter Parker, chair of the judges, described the book...