Sophie Kinsella’s 2003 novel Can You Keep a Secret? (Black Swan) is being made into a film starring "San Andreas" and "Baywatch" actress Alexandra Daddario.... Read more
Mills & Boon has commissioned 10 short stories to celebrate the UK's most romantic spots.
Quercus author Elly Griffiths emerged triumphant at the Dead Good Reader Awards with a double win while Clare Macintosh, C J Tudor, Lee Child and... Read more
Mick Herron, Abir Mukherjee and Emma Viskic are among the crime writers shortlisted for more than one prize at this year’s Dagger awards, run by the Crime Writers’ Association... Read more
Kevin Jared Hosein has won the 2018 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for his “uncanny bar story” combining “ideas of civility and ferality”.
A new literature events company called Story Machine Productions plans to "revolutionise the experience of books" by creating "immersive performances" at festivals inspired by book... Read more
Man Booker Prize-shortlisted novelist and York bookseller Fiona Mozley is in the running for the Polari First Book Prize 2018, competing with authors including 23-year-old... Read more
Simon & Schuster and Pan Macmillan have scored two titles each on the next Richard and Judy Book Club with W H Smith.
Laura Purcell has won the £10,000 Thumping Good Read Award for her "chilling" novel The Silent Companions (Raven Books).
A public vote is set to launch this week to find the nation's favourite banned book.
HarperCollins is the first publisher to rush out a book celebrating England’s “Young Lions”, announced hours after the team crashed out of the Fifa World... Read more
Andrew Davies is developing Jane Austen’s unfinished final novel for a "lavish" new drama series for ITV.
Films based on books take 44% more at the box office in the UK and 53% more worldwide than original screenplays, research from the Publishers... Read more
A German author is taking Random House to court for declining to release his book Hostile Takeover: How Islam Hampers Progress and Threatens Society which it originally signed on the basis of... Read more
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (Bloomsbury) has triumphed over competition from the likes of Hilary Mantel and George Saunders to be crowned the best Man... Read more
Issue No 5790
Friday, July 27 2018
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