Cressida Cowell, the Waterstones Children’s Laureate, is calling on Boris Johnson to commit to a yearly investment of £100m in primary school libraries.
Bookshops across the UK have said they experienced a successful first day back after lockdown. Read more
Jamie Oliver has unveiled his latest book with Penguin Michael Joseph, “inspired by a desire to bring people together to enjoy great food, after a challenging year apart”. Read more
Lee and Andrew Child's The Sentinel (Corgi) has boomeranged back into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, displacing Maggie O'Farrell's Hamnet (Tinder).... Read more
J K Rowling has written a "sparkling" new book for children, The Christmas Pig, to be released by Hachette Children's Group imprint Little, Brown Books for... Read more
Faber has unveiled two cover designs for Sally Rooney's forthcoming novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You, especially for indie bookshops, Waterstones and Easons.... Read more
The National Literacy Trust and Penguin Random House UK have launched a review into national primary school library provision.
Fourth Estate and William Collins have introduced a modern classics list featuring titles from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Naomi Klein, Joan Didion and more.... Read more
Douglas Stuart's Booker-winning novel Shuggie Bain (Picador) has now sold 500,000 copies in all formats globally, Pan Macmillan has said.
Niall Mansfield Managing director at UIT Cambridge/Green Books
We started as a computer company – our biggest project was getting The Financial Times onto the internet in 1997 – but we wrote and... Read more
Emma Corfield-Walters Owner of Book-ish
Michele Young Rights director at Pan Macmillan
Candice Carty-Williams’ début novel Queenie took the literary world by storm in 2019. Rightly described as a “phenomenon”, the Sunday Times bestseller won Book of... Read more
Entering a stadium among a sea of equally boisterous and kitted-out fans, kicking around a weather-worn ball in the park, impressing friends with yet another... Read more
On publication in January, Iranian-Jamaican Brooklynite Mateo Askaripour’s Black Buck became an instant New York Times bestseller. Described as “a crackling, satirical début novel”, and... Read more
The Pirate Mums, the picture book by debut author Jodie Lancet-Grant and illustrator Lydia Corry,... Read more
What an incredibly strong month of publishing June is, as paperbacks which have been delayed from earlier in the year finally make their way onto shelves. Literary fiction is forging ahead: there are...
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Issue No 5924
Friday, April 9 2021
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