Tue, 16/04/2013 - 09:42
Hilary Mantel is in contention for yet another award, with Bring Up the Bodies (Fourth Estate) on the shortlist announced this morning (15th April) for the £30,000 2013 Women's Prize for Fiction.
However Mantel will face competition from two previous winners: Barbara Kingsolver, whose The Lacuna won in 2010...
Fri, 15/03/2013 - 12:43
Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton will publish a new short story by Zadie Smith later this year.
The Embassy of Cambodia will be released as an A-format hardback in November 2013, just over a year since her last novel, NW, was released.
Like NW, the story will be set in north-west London, and follows...
Fri, 01/02/2013 - 07:30
The extra focus publishers have started to put on producing beautiful hardbacks has borne fruit, according to Nielsen BookScan data which shows that sales of hardback fiction rose 4.2% to £73m in 2012.
The rise cannot just be attributed to big sales for star titles such as J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little,...
Mon, 24/12/2012 - 12:13
Zadie Smith's N-W (Hamish Hamilton) is the book other publishers most wish they'd brought out in 2012, according to a feature in The Guardian.
Both Granta/Portobello's Philip Gwyn Jones and Bloomsbury's...
Fri, 31/08/2012 - 08:00
Author Zadie Smith has spoken out about the importance of libraries, saying she owes her "whole life" to them.
The writer, whose new novel NW was released by Hamish Hamilton on Monday, was speaking in an interview with Richard Bacon on BBC Radio 5 Live...
Fri, 17/08/2012 - 11:20
One of the most eagerly awaited literary offerings this autumn is NW (Hamish Hamilton, September), the new novel from Zadie Smith. It’s a return to the fertile north-west London setting of her hugely successful 2000 début White Teeth. Fittingly, we meet at The Paradise Club on Kilburn Lane, about a mile from...
Mon, 02/04/2012 - 01:13
Books by Michael Palin, Zadie Smith, Andrew Marr, and Ann Widdecombe have been added to the schedules for this autumn, with 11th October looking likely to be this year’s “Super Thursday”.
Titles currently due to be published on the 11th include Miranda Hart’s Is it Just Me? (Hodder & Stoughton),...
Mon, 26/09/2011 - 08:45
Zadie Smith, Jeanette Winterson, Blake Morrison and Mark Haddon are among the big names contributing to a Vintage essay collection described as a "mission statement about the paramount importance of reading to our quality of life".
Stop What You're Doing and Read This! argues that the deeply immersive reading...
Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:11
Brent Council has recommended closing six of its libraries, as protests continue against the cuts.
The report follows a three-month community consultation on Brent's "Libraries Transformation Project". It has been published ahead of the final meeting of the executive committee on 11th April, when it will decide on its...
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.