Viking has acquired TV presenter Richard Osman’s debut novel, The Thursday Murder Club, and one other novel, for a seven-figure sum, after triumphing in one... Read more
Octopus imprint Kyle Books has scooped a new cookbook from Darina Allen featuring 100 simple one pot recipes.
Bonnier’s group sales, marketing and publicity director James Horobin is leaving the firm to join his old boss Mark Smith at his new venture Welbeck... Read more
Chinese American writer Sarah Shun-lien Bynum is causing waves across the Atlantic with an auction and six-figure deal for two books with Farrar, Straus and... Read more
Orion consultant publisher and Gollancz chair Malcolm Edwards is stepping down from his roles after first joining the SFF imprint 43 years ago.
Ian Rankin has donated his literary archive, including correspondence with authors like J K Rowling, Iain Banks and Ruth Rendell, to the National Library of... Read more
Picador has revealed promotions for Ravi Mirchandani, Francesca Main and George Morley as part of an editorial restructure.
Hay Festival and Tes have unveiled their essential reading lists for primary and secondary schools to inspire the next generation of book-lovers as part of the... Read more
Melissa Harrison has been revealed as the UK winner of the European Union Prize for Literature 2019 with All Among the Barley (Bloomsbury Circus), a novel exploring... Read more
Raymond Antrobus has made the shortlist for the Forward Prizes for Poetry, with this year's nominees including poems "that play havoc with the boundaries of... Read more
Guy Gunaratne has won The Authors' Club's 2019 Best First Novel Award for In Our Mad and Furious City (Tinder Press).... Read more
Almost 90 UK authors including Robert Harris, Neil Gaiman, John le Carré and Philip Pullman, have condemned Brexit in an open letter urging people to vote... Read more
Hilary Mantel’s next novel The Mirror & the Light will be published in March 2020, 4th Estate has revealed, following fevered speculation around a billboard image circulated... Read more
The Wellcome Book Prize has been suspended following 10 years of the award and the Collection declined to confirm if the award would return in... Read more
Alexander McCall Smith will kick off the 10th anniversary celebrations for the Walter Scott Prize with an operetta.
Issue No 5843
Friday, May 24 2019
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