English PEN is celebrating the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by holding an evening of readings with writers and creatives including Ted Hughes Award-winner Jay Bernard and Makar Jackie Kay.... Read more
The Times’ foreign correspondent Richard Lloyd Parry has scooped the £20,000 Rathbones Folio Prize for his “harrowing and inspiring” portrayal of the 2011 Japanese tsunami.... Read more
BBC's Radio 4 will broadcast dramatisations of six of Maya Angelou’s memoirs for the first time, 90 years after her birth.
Waterstones' crime buyer and noir novelist Joseph Knobbs is leaving the company after almost a decade to become a full-time writer. ... Read more
Novelist Junot Díaz has reportedly pulled out of Sydney Writers’ Festival following accusations of sexually inappropriate behaviour.
Publishers are marking Mental Health Awareness Week by encouraging authors to talk openly about mental health, hosting "positive mental attitude workouts” at their offices and engaging in... Read more
A debut author flyposted Penguin Random House's offices in London's Vauxhall as part of a guerrilla marketing stunt to promote his new book.... Read more
Members of the book trade are supporting author Charles Sprawson with a fundraising iniative to raise money for care fees, as Vintage prepares to reissue... Read more
Irish journalist Mark O’Connell’s “passionate, entertaining and cogent examination” into the use of technology to cheat death and push the human body beyond its current... Read more
The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival has recruited a new advisory group made up of editors, agents and journalists to "help ensure... Read more
The final book from Henning Mankell is among the titles to be shortlisted for the 2018 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of... Read more
Margaret Atwood, Evelyn Schlag and Jackie Morris have been named the recipients of this year’s Hay Festival Medals.
The Nobel Prize in Literature may not be awarded this year, following the sexual assault scandal that has rocked the Swedish Academy which governs the prize.... Read more
George R R Martin is to release a new book in November – Fire and Blood – set 300 years before the events in A Song of... Read more
The International Prize for Arabic Fiction has gone to Jordanian-Palestinian author and former refugee Ibrahim Nasrallah for his “masterful” rendering of a dystopian future.... Read more
Issue No 5780
Friday, May 18 2018
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