The 2019 Women’s Prize’s judging panel has been unveiled, featuring author and historian Kate Williams, writer Dolly Alderton, and Unbound’s Arifa Akbar among others.... Read more
Harvard professor Serhii Plokhy has won this year’s £30,000 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction for his account of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
Kamila Shamsie, Mohsin Hamid and Neel Mukherjee have all been shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2018 worth $25,000 (£19,200).
Jonathan Cape publisher Robin Robertson has taken the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for his "convention-defying novel in verse" The Long Take (Pan Macmillan).... Read more
Independent children’s publisher Imagine That is setting up an office in North America.
Michael O’Mara will next year publish a memoir by Malcolm Alexander, the only doctor on the Orkney island of Eday.
Pearson has agreed the sale of its FT freehold and corporate headquarters at One Southwark Bridge to M&G Real Estate for £115m.... Read more
Thirty-six short stories were submitted for the first ever FutureBook speculative fiction competition run with digital reading platform the Pigeonhole.
Bloomsbury Continuum will publish Anne Frank: The Collected Works next May, in the year that she would have celebrated her 90th birthday.... Read more
Marvel books publisher DK has responded with "great sadness" to the death of Stan Lee, the creative genius behind the Marvel universe.
Rutendo Chabikwa and Anni Domingo have been announced as the joint winners of Myriad's 2018 First Drafts Competition for unpublished writers.
Head of Zeus (HoZ) will publish two more books from J S Monroe as the author attempts to "push the boundaries of high-concept psychological thrillers".... Read more
BookTrust and its current writer-in-residence, Nicola Davies, are launching a poetry competition for primary schools.
Anna Steadman, a commissioning editor of non-fiction at Little, Brown imprint Piatkus, is joining Headline Home as senior commissioning editor.
Almost 60,000 children in Liverpool and Leicester are this autumn taking part in “readathons” to raise money for Read for Good, a charity that provides... Read more
Issue No 5819
Friday, November 9 2018
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