Emma Watson is hiding 100 copies of The Handmaid’s Tale in Paris as part of her “book fairy” duties.
Writer, editor and translator Daniel Hahn is donating half his winnings from the International Dublin Literary Award to help establish a new prize for debut literary translation - the TA First... Read more
Three stories showcasing “the finest new Scottish children’s writing” have been revealed on the Kelpies Prize shortlist.
Expert speakers disagreed on whether a "crisis of oversupply" exists in the academic monograph market, at a debate held to mark the launch of the... Read more
Cassandra Clare’s lawyer has sought a court order demanding sci-fi writer Sherrilyn Kenyon disclose evidence in the case over trademark infringement.... Read more
Diverse stories in today’s “dark times” have never been more important, Crystal Mahey-Morgan, founder of OWN IT! said at the launch of No Place To Call Home.... Read more
Charlie Higson and Joanne Harris are headlining the Society of Author's ScotsWrite conference this September.
Authors and artists including Margaret Atwood, Hilary Mantel and Quentin Blake have created one-off, hand-written responses to Jane Austen to be auctioned in aid of... Read more
Journalist Caroline Hutton is to become the chair of The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival, replacing Baroness Gail Rebuck who stepped down... Read more
Daniel Shand has been named the winner of this year's £10,000 Betty Trask Prize for his darkly comic novel Fallow (Sandstone Press) at the Society of Authors’ annual awards.... Read more
Nikesh Shukla is writing a children's book about race with blogger Claire Heuchan for Hachette Children's Books.
Virago has acquired two graphic novels as part of a strategy to begin publishing the genre on its list for the first time.... Read more
Research has revealed that children who enjoy writing outside of school are seven times more likely to write above the expected level for their age... Read more
European booksellers have launched a petition asking the European Council not to “force” bookshops to sell e-books across borders, for fear it will drive them... Read more
The World’s Worst Children 2 (HarperCollins Children's) has claimed a fourth week in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 24,974 copies for... Read more
Issue No 5761
Friday, June 16 2017
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