Fri, 10/05/2013 - 11:25
Macmillan Children’s Books has acquired a new children’s title by Man Booker Prize-winner Roddy Doyle.
The title, Brilliant, is set in Doyle’s native Dublin, and the publisher described it as “a short, allegorical ‘quest’ novel”, with elements of magic realism.
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:00
Roddy Doyle has become only the second author ever to have the chance of winning both the Booker Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal, with his book, A Greyhound of a Girl (Marion Lloyd Books), among those shortlisted for the prestigious children's prize this year.
Meanwhile, Helen Oxenbury and Emily Gravett are each on...
Wed, 31/08/2011 - 14:45
The Edinburgh International Book Festival, Scottish indie Cargo and US publisher McSweeney's are to team up on a four-volume collection of stories from authors including Roddy Doyle and Ali Smith.
Fifty authors are to take part in the project, entitled Elsewhere, providing stories commissioned by the festival over the past 12...
Thu, 07/10/2010 - 14:41
A memoir from Billy Idol, two six way auctions and the latest title from Man Booker winner Alan Hollinghurst were among the day two rights highlights at Frankfurt Book Fair.
Colin Midson at Simon & Schuster bought UK rights to a self-authored memoir by White Wedding singer Billy Idol. Dancing by Myself was acquired at...
Mon, 04/10/2010 - 13:26
Scholastic is heading to Frankfurt with a new children's book from Irish Booker winner Roddy Doyle. Marion Lloyd Books, an imprint of Scholastic UK, has bought world rights in A Greyhound of a Girl from John Sutton at John Sutton Management in Dublin.
Marion Lloyd described the book as an "absolute gem which adult...
Tue, 06/04/2010 - 05:24
The former president general of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf, Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor and South African Nobel winner Nadine Gordimer are among the international line-up for this year’s Guardian Hay Festival.
Mon, 02/02/2009 - 08:52
Irish novelists and poets, including three Booker prize winners, are protesting at funding cuts to the Irish Writers' Centre, which currently receives E200,000 (£179,000) from the region's Arts Council.
John Banville, Roddy Doyle, Anne Enright and Sebastian Barry have been joined by international writers such as Richard...