Tue, 16/04/2013 - 08:00
Two novelists from the US and Australia have been named winners of the Guardian Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize.
Katie Coyle, from New Jersey, USA, and Joe Ducie, from Perth, Australia, have each won a publishing contract worth £10,000 with Hot Key for their respective books Vivian Versus The Apocalypse and The...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 11:50
Foyles head of marketing Miriam Robinson (pictured), literary agent Juliet Mushens, BookMachine founder Laura Austin and Head of Zeus co-founder Laura Palmer are the candidates shortlisted for this year's Kim Scott Walwyn Prize.
Agent Catherine Clarke, co-chair of the judging panel, said the judges had been "deeply impressed...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 09:21
Ken Livingstone will announce the winner of the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing at the inaugural London Radical Booksellers Fair in May.
The fair has been organised by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers to showcase “the depth and breadth of radical publishing and bookselling in the UK”.It will take place at...
Thu, 11/04/2013 - 15:36
Two titles from Harvill Secker have been shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker, translated from the Dutch by David Colmer is in the running alongside Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas, translated from the Spanish by Rosalind Harvey and Anne McLean.
Wed, 10/04/2013 - 06:30
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce (Transworld), longlisted for the Man Booker, is one of three UK debuts shortlisted for the £10,000 Commonwealth Book Prize.
The Death of Bees by Lisa O'Donnell (Windmill), a tale of two sisters after the death of their parents, and The Bellwether...
Tue, 09/04/2013 - 11:50
Titles from Frances Lincoln, Templar, Walker and Random House UK have been shortlisted for the inaugural Letterbox Library Little Rebels award.
The prize looks to reward radical children's fiction written for children aged between 0-12, and which promotes or celebrates social justice and equality.
The shortlisted titles...
Tue, 09/04/2013 - 09:00
Half of the novels shortlisted for this year's International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, worth €100,000 (£85,000) are works in translation.
From Japan comes 1Q84 by Haruki Marukami, translated by Jay Rubin and Philip Gabriel (Harvill Secker); from Iceland, From the Mouth of the Whale by Sjón...
Mon, 08/04/2013 - 13:16
Penguin Viking title Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II by Keith Lowe has won this year's £3,000 English PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for history.
Chair of judges, biographer and historian Philip Ziegler, praised the title as "a magnificently researched account of the terrible years that...
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 08:00
Authors Deborah Moggach and Helen DeWitt are both shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, which has only been won once by a woman in the prize's 14 years, when Marina Lewycka won for A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian in 2005.
Moggach is shortlisted for Heartbreak Hotel (...
Wed, 03/04/2013 - 09:40
Man Booker and Costa-winner Hilary Mantel could be in line for another prize for Bring Up The Bodies (Fourth Estate), after scoring a place on the Independent Bookseller Award shortlists, with fellow nominees David Walliams and Rachel Joyce thanking booksellers for their support.
Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of...