Sir Peter Blake, often referred to as the "Godfather of British Pop Art", has designed the collectors' edition tote for this year's Books Are My Bag (BAMB) campaign,... Read more
Production company Eleventh Hour is teaming up with David Morrissey to adapt Louise Doughty's Whatever You Love (Faber) for television.... Read more
Sharmaine Lovegrove has launched an online magazine dedicated to Caribbean literature.
The book trade has reacted with shock and dismay to the “tragedy” that Quick Reads has been scrapped for next year after organisers struggled to... Read more
New research by the Reading Agency suggests the UK is a nation afflicted with "book-block", with many readers deciding to give up on books after... Read more
Debuts by Imogen Hermes Gowar, Jessie Greengrass and Elif Batuman have been shortlisted for 2018’s Women’s Prize for Fiction.
Octopus is hosting its first Nourish & Inspire Wellness Day in partnership with Waterstones Tottenham Court Road.
A book accompanying the "Terry Pratchett: HisWorld" exhibition at Salisbury Museum has raised £20,000 for Bath-based dementia charity RICE (The Research Institute for the Care of Older People).... Read more
Titles from independent publishers make up four of the six-strong Authors’ Club Best First Novel shortlist.
Sinead Morrissey is to chair the judging panel for the 2018 T S Eliot Prize.
A Netflix adaptation of William Sutcliffe’s 2008 novel Whatever Makes You Happy is in development, the author has confirmed.
The Broadway producers of an adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird are counter-suing the Harper Lee estate, which last month brought a suit against them... Read more
PRH is opening its WriteNow scheme up to picture book illustrators to better serve and represent its youngest readers.
Allen Lane and Yale University Press (YUP) both have two books apiece on the £40,000 Wolfson History Prize 2018 shortlist, which recognises and celebrates books... Read more
Mary Beard, David Olusoga and Marian Keyes are among the names featuring on the BBC's Tent line-up for the 31st Hay Festival this summer.... Read more
Issue No 5797
Friday, April 20 2018
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