Former Royal Society Science Book Prize winners Bill Bryson and Gaia Vince have made the six-book shortlist for this year's £25,000 award... Read more
Around 2,500 digital exhibitors from 89 countries have already signed up to take part in the digital Frankfurt Book Fair. Read more
Editors are observing a noticeable rise in the volume of agent submissions of books by writers from underrepresented communities. Read more
Profile Books will publish Know Your Rights: The Law in 60 Seconds by Christian Weaver, an "essential and empowering handbook" for publication in April 2021.... Read more
Oneworld will publish Infectious: Pathogens and How We Fight Them by research scientist Dr John Tregoning.
Matt Haig's latest novel, The Midnight Library (Canongate), has been optioned to be made into a film by StudioCanal and Blueprint Pictures. ... Read more
Jonathan Cape has pre-empted a “ground-breaking” history of the relationship between Britain and the Caribbean by Imaobong Umoren.
Picador has bought a “remarkable” graphic novel, Twelve Percent Dread, from Emily McGovern.
Hodder Studio signs multi-project deal with Slay in Your Lane co-author and brand strategist Elizabeth Uviebinené, including an audio-first project, a hardback book and a documentary podcast.... Read more
Editor at The Bookseller
The Booker this week caused a minor fluctuation in the space-time continuum with the unveiling of a shortlist variously described as diverse, fresh, and baffling.... Read more
Jonty Claypole Director of BBC Arts
The First Woman , Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi's powerful feminist novel about a headstrong young woman’s coming-of-age in 1970s Uganda, has had a long and fraught... Read more
Safiya Sinclair’s début poetry collection is about to be published in the UK for the first time but it already comes garlanded with praise and... Read more
Scottish author Douglas Stuart talks to us about his Booker Prize 2020-shortlisted début novel, Shuggie Bain.
Award-winning Swansea writer Stevie Davies reveals how Wales permeates her work as she publishes a domestic noir novel with a difference
My final preview of 2020 is short even by normal December standards, with no new titles from many children’s publishers. The eye of the storm, perhaps, between exceptionally busy autumn and spring...
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Issue No 5899
Friday, September 18 2020
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