Authors Kerry Hudson and Nell Stevens and Times columnist Sathnam Sanghera will judge Spread the Word’s 2020 Life Writing Prize.
Titles featuring nude biblical figures, pillaging Vikings and the fabled war on cheese are among the contenders for the 2019 edition of The Diagram Prize for... Read more
Anne Glenconner is to appear on BBC One’s "Graham Norton Show" after her memoir Lady in Waiting (Hodder & Stoughton) racked up big sales.... Read more
Indie press Hurst Publishers is urgently reprinting thousands more copies of Dan Jackson’s The Northumbrians, saying it has sold out less than a month after publication.... Read more
Exeter in Devon has become the latest UK city to receive UNESCO City of Literature status.
Konnie Huq has delivered a letter to 11 Downing Street which demanded that Sajid Javid scrap VAT for e-books.
Simon and Schuster publishing director Iain MacGregor is joining the Headline non-fiction team as publisher, it has been announced.
Indie publisher Vertebrate is sending out free copies of Lily Dyu’s Fantastic Female Adventurers to schools.
British historian Toby Green has won the £25,000 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding 2019 with his "treasure trove" book A Fistful of Shells... Read more
The Reading for Pleasure Prize Competition has launched to find "compelling, disruptive and innovative" ideas that encourage people in the UK and beyond to read for pleasure... Read more
The Publishers Association has sent a manifesto to all political parties ahead of the General Election setting out five key priorities for the industry, including... Read more
Margaret Atwood’s Booker-winning The Testaments (Vintage) is vying with offerings from Max Porter, Greta Thunberg and Candice Carty-Williams in a bumper shortlist for Waterstones Book of the Year.... Read more
Vintage will publish a series of classic fairy tales which “don’t need a happily ever after”, with feminist rewriting from authors Rebecca Solnit, Malorie Blackman,... Read more
Bridget Walsh has won this year’s £3,000 UEA Little, Brown Award for Crime Fiction with debut novel The Stanhope Venus.
Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk has been shortlisted for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation for the second year running, for her literary crime novel Drive... Read more
Issue No 5863
Friday, November 15 2019
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