Writer, performance poet and YouTube star Hollie McNish has won 2016's £5,000 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry.... Read more
After 33 years on the air, broadcaster Libby Purves presented her last "Midweek" show on BBC Radio 4 yesterday.
Amazon US is offering authors $5,000 upfront in lieu of royalties to incorporate their books into its unlimited reading programme for Prime members.... Read more
Six crime novels from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have been shortlisted for the 2017 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the... Read more
Bob Dylan will formally accept the Nobel Prize for Literature this weekend, following months of speculation over whether this would happen.
Eimear McBride and Sarah Perry have been shortlisted for 2017's £10,000 RSL Encore Award for the best second novel of the year.
Katy Loftus has been promoted to editorial director at Viking, where she will be helping to steer the direction of Viking’s commercial fiction publishing. ... Read more
Michael Joseph is publishing Mary Berry's first "household how-to" in Autumn 2017.
A new campaign to boost children's literacy levels in the North East has launched, after research has shown the region to be among the most vulnerable to literacy... Read more
Rapper and producer Jay Z has partnered with the Weinstein Company to produce a feature film and documentary series about Trayvon Martin, the unarmed African... Read more
Booker prize-winner David Storey, author of This Sporting Life (Vintage), has died aged 83.
Stories from writers Phoebe Roy, Mary Bello, Aisha Bushby and Yasmin Rahman have been selected from over 100 submissions to be published in A Change Is Gonna Come (Stripes, Little Tiger Group).... Read more
Pearson c.e.o. John Fallon has been awarded a 20% total pay rise despite the fact the company made a £2.6bn loss in 2016. ... Read more
Phoebe Roy has won Sceptre's "Sceptre Loves" short story prize for "It Was Summer", a story charting a relationship between two men as it changes with the seasons.... Read more
Michael Joseph has appointed Joel Richardson, formerly publishing director of digital-first imprint Twenty7, Bonnier Zaffre, to the new role of crime and thriller publisher. ... Read more
Issue No 5748
Friday, March 24 2017
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