Ahead of the paperback publication of The Silent Patient, its author Alex Michaelides talks to us about the inspirations behind his bestselling debut novel. ... Read more
Jane Bettany has won HQ and Gransnet's writing prize for unpublished women writers aged over 40.
Journalist and activist Anita Sethi is founding the I Belong Here foundation to help marginalised groups find a voice through writing—including proposing a ‘Ministry of... Read more
Voting has opened for the 2019 Costa Short Story Award, with the public invited to pick their favourite from three stories written by mystery authors.... Read more
Duncan Hamilton has become the first person to win the William Hill Sports Book of the Year three times after he scooped the 2019 prize for The... Read more
Author Alistair Humphreys and illustrator Kevin Ward have won the 2019 Educational Writers’ Award for Great Adventurers (Big Picture Press).
Oxford’s redeveloped Story Museum will open in April 2020, including exhibits on Malorie Blackman and Philip Pullman’s work, following a £6m transformation.... Read more
HQ senior commissioning editor Kate Fox has been promoted to editorial director for non-fiction.
Bonnier Books UK will plant 10 trees for every new book published in 2020 as part of its ongoing sustainability plan.
Hachette has held its first "Changing the Story Day", celebrating the work of its diversity and inclusion network and the publishing that underpins it. ... Read more
The Bad Sex in Fiction Award has gone to dual winners Didier Decoin and John Harvey in a Booker-style decision by the judges.
Lina Langlee has been promoted to literary agent at the Kate Nash Literary Agency, while Robbie Guillory also steps up in a series of changes at the... Read more
Sophie Allen is leaving Octopus imprint Kyle Books after 16 years to join Pavilion as commissioning editor.
Library association CILIP has criticised Boris Johnson following his comments on library services, following an Andrew Marr interview where the Tory leader suggested library closures... Read more
Joe Hammond, author of A Short History of Falling, has died at the age of 50.
Issue No 5866
Friday, December 6 2019
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