The shortlists for poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy's Manchester Writing Competition, comprising the Manchester Fiction Prize and the Manchester Poetry Prize, worth £10,000 apiece, have been revealed.... Read more
Marian Keyes, Graham Norton, Mike McCormack, Paul O’ Connell and Tana French are some of winners of the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016 held... Read more
Comedian David Baddiel, Maxïmo Park frontman Paul Smith and presenter Konnie Huq have signed up to host the Penguin Podcast.... Read more
Cornerstone has initiated countdown for the launch of astronaut Tim Peake's Hello, is this Planet Earth? on 17th November with a full roster of marketing and promotional activity. ... Read more
American thriller writer Roger Hobbs, author of Ghostman and Vanishing Games (Transworld), has died, aged 28, after an overdose.... Read more
"Post-truth" has been declared 2016's international word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries.
Penguin Random House Ireland is launching a three-year partnership with creative writing organisation Fighting Words to promote equal opportunities for young people.
Philippe Sands' East West Street (W&N), a personal account of the history of genocide and crimes against humanity, has won the £30,000 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2016 - a... Read more
Libyan writer Hisham Matar has won the Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize, awarded at the Biographers' Club prize dinner yesterday evening (15th November) at the Savile Club in... Read more
Amazon is launching a nationwide writing competition in search of a modern day version of popular poem "Twas Night Before Christmas". ... Read more
Every Primary-1 child north of the border is to receive three free picture books for Book Week Scotland 2016.
Bella Pagan, senior commissioning editor at Pan Macmillan and Tor, has been promoted to editorial director at Pan Macmillan Fiction.
Ebury Publishing imprint BBC Books will be publishing a new cookbook from TV personality Mary Berry in January.
Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Tramp Press), a book written in a single novel-length sentence, has won the Goldsmiths Prize 2016 for "boldly original fiction”. ... Read more
Authors have spoken of their devastation at the news that right-wing Republican candidate Donald Trump has been voted in as US president elect, with one... Read more
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Issue No 5892
Friday, July 10 2020
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