Mon, 30/07/2012 - 08:05
Novelist Joanna Trollope has returned to the judging panel of the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award for the second year in a row, with the submissions rocess now open.
Also on the panel will be authors Lionel Shriver, Sarah Waters, Andrew O'Hagan, as well as Sunday Times literary editor Andrew...
Wed, 14/09/2011 - 08:55
Authors including Neil Gaiman and Ian Rankin will collaborate with the public in a short story "Tweetathon" organised by the Society of Authors.
Authors and tweeters will collaborate on the project, which launched today (14th September) and is set to last five weeks, to write one short story a week, in 670 characters. Five...
Wed, 17/03/2010 - 08:36
Hilary Mantel, Sarah Waters and Barbara Kingsolver have made the longlist for the 2010 Orange Prize, a 20-strong list described by chair Daisy Goodwin as "muscular, original and pleasurable".
Andrea Levy, Sadie Jones and Lorrie Moore are also among the big names nominated. Almost half came from indies, including Portobello,...
Wed, 30/09/2009 - 08:10
Sarah Waters has won plenty of awards right from the start of her career—the Betty Trask, the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and others—but the biggest have so far eluded her.
She's been tantalisingly close—shortlisted twice for the Orange and now three times for the Man...
Tue, 04/08/2009 - 08:16
Sarah Waters' The Little Stranger (Virago) has been found to be the most popular choice for summer reads by the critics this year.
According to a study by Booktrust, the top three places were all held by titles shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize, with Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall (Fourth Estate) and A...
Mon, 06/04/2009 - 08:52
A dead child, a maimed child, arson, bereavement, mental breakdown, suicide and all the usual, and not so usual, bumps in the night make The Little Stranger (Virago, June) truly chilling. In fact, it's so dark, Sarah Waters was at first concerned that it might be just "too grim". Virago is billing the book as Waters'...
Fri, 06/02/2009 - 07:16
Virago is planning to spend £100,000 on publicity for Sarah Waters' latest book, which will include shop promotions and a consumer-facing poster campaign. The publisher is "in negotiations" over front page coverage in the national press, and is hoping to secure radio airtime for The Little Stranger, due to be...
Tue, 02/12/2008 - 11:17
Sarah Waters, award winning author of Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith, is to chair the judging panel for a new short story award inspired by Jane Austen. Chawton House Library launched the Jane Austen Short Story Award to celebrate the bicentenary of Austen’s arrival in the Hampshire village of
Chawton. It was...
Mon, 06/10/2008 - 07:16
Virago will publish a new novel from author Sarah Waters next summer. The Little Stranger is set in the 1940s, as was her last novel, the Booker-shortlisted The Night Watch, and is described as "a chilling ghost story".
The publisher said the book was set in rural Warwickshire where a crumbling country manor...
Thu, 22/03/2007 - 08:02
Authors are campaigning to save the UK's only dedicated gay and lesbian bookshop, threatened with closure because of rising rents and pressure from the internet, reports the Guardian.
Gay's The Word, which has been selling books in Bloomsbury, central London, since 1979, is hoping to secure its future by raising £20,000 to...