Tue, 19/08/2014 - 09:45
Six illustrators have beaten hundreds of entrants from over 30 countries to be shortlisted for the fourth annual Book Illustration Competition, a collaboration between House of Illustration and The Folio Society.
The competition asked entrants, who must not already be published by The Folio Society, to submit three illustrations and...
Fri, 15/08/2014 - 08:40
Debut author Lindsay Littleson has won this year’s Kelpies Prize for Scottish children’s writing for The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean.
The prize was set up by Edinburgh-based publisher Floris Books and is given annually to the best children’s book set in Scotland by a first-time author....
Wed, 13/08/2014 - 09:20
The Man Booker-longlisted The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth (Unbound) is among the six books shortlisted for the second annual Gordon Burn Prize.
The award seeks to recognise writers whose works follows in the “fearless...
Wed, 13/08/2014 - 09:10
Three library workers have been named UK public library staff of the year by CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.
Jacqueline Cooper, librarian at West Berkshire Council's Newbury Library, was named public librarian of the year for being "active at the very centre of her community"....
Mon, 11/08/2014 - 09:31
Broadcaster and TV and radio presenter Margherita Taylor will host the 2014 hClub 100 Awards to celebrate the most innovative and inspirational people working across the creative industries over the last 12 months.
Ten people will be awarded in each of 10 categories: advertising, marketing and PR; art and design; broadcast; creative...
Fri, 08/08/2014 - 09:20
The longlist for the £10,000 Guardian First Book Award includes the memoir of a neurosurgeon, a travelogue by Super Furry Animals singer Gruff Rhys, and a novel about a carer working her way into the life of an isolated old woman.
Fiona McFarlane’s The Night Guest (Sceptre), the tale of a carer who...
Thu, 07/08/2014 - 08:55
Books about rising inequality, how high-frequency traders rig the equity markets and why LGBT people still feel compelled to hide their sexuality at work are among the 16 titles on the longlist for the 2014 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year.
Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First...
Tue, 05/08/2014 - 08:50
A title on eating and ethics in Shakespearean England and another on the Catholic content in the Bard’s work have been crowned the joint winners of this year’s Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award.
David B Goldstein and Gillian Woods will share the £3,000 cash prize for their books Eating and Ethics in...
Tue, 05/08/2014 - 08:40
Independent art and craft publisher Search Press has been named Best Craft Book Publisher at the Craft Business Awards 2014/15.
Craft Business is the official trade journal for the Craft Industry. The award is voted for by industry partners, associates and trade customers.
This is the fourth time that...
Mon, 04/08/2014 - 09:35
Big publishing houses still have the perspective that books about LGBT characters or dealing with LGBT experiences are “too niche for a big market”, the founder of the Polari First Book Prize has said.