“Extraordinary” science fiction writer Brian Aldiss died on Saturday (19th August) after celebrating his 92nd birthday the previous day.
Novelist Howard Jacobson has said children may be illiterate in 20 years' time, thanks to the rise of smartphones and social media platforms such as Twitter.... Read more
Arts Council England (ACE) is launching a series of podcasts to highlight the "positive impact" libraries have on the community.
Former children’s laureate Chris Riddell will give the Philippa Pearce Lecture next month in a talk titled ‘The Age of the Beautiful Book’.... Read more
Michael Morpurgo, Meg Rosoff and Chris Riddell are among the famous names who will be appearing at the inaugural International Children’s Literature Hay Festival Aarhus 2017.... Read more
The International Publishers Association (IPA) is calling on the Chinese authorities to overturn its decision to censor articles in a Cambridge University Press journal, calling the act... Read more
Children’s publisher Nosy Crow is expanding its team as it prepares to turn over £10m for the first time.
Waterstones in Tottenham Court Road (TCR) is set to be “transformed into Lyra’s Oxford” the night before Philip Pullman’s first Book of Dust novel is... Read more
Usborne Publishing and Jieli Publishing House will run social media campaigns to educate Chinese consumers over safety worries about fake Usborne titles printed in China.... Read more
The 24th edition of the Beijing International Book Fair (23rd–27th August) will have a record number of foreign trade exhibitors - including its biggest ever... Read more
Cambridge University Press (CUP) has come under fire for putting its business priorities ahead of its academic reputation after it conceded to demands from Chinese... Read more
Milo Yiannopoulos has reissued his $10m legal complaint against Simon & Schuster US for cancelling his book deal.
Elizabeth Buchan is moving to Corvus, an imprint of Atlantic Books, following a "hotly contested" auction for her next two novels. ... Read more
Transworld is publishing a new book from comedian and TV presenter Paul O’Grady on life in the country this November. ... Read more
John Murray imprint Two Roads has acquired two more books from Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things.... Read more
Issue No 5768
Thursday, August 17 2017
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