Martina Cole has praised the line-up for London's new crime and thriller festival Capital Crime as organisers reveal further names for the inaugural event, including... Read more
Penguin Random House has declined to make any public comment on a press report that Barack Obama’s post-White House memoir has been pushed back until 2020.... Read more
Swapna Haddow, Nick Sharratt and Jim Field are among the authors and illustrators shortlisted for the inaugural The Alligator’s Mouth Award for young fiction.... Read more
Nina Stibbe has won this year’s Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction with her “pitch-perfect romp” Reasons to be Cheerful (Viking).... Read more
The full Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) report on author earnings for 2017 found that only 28% of respondents make their living from writing... Read more
The shortlists for this year’s Shirley Jackson Awards have been announced, featuring a host of titles published by small presses.
HQ will publish three more books from The Guilty Party author Mel McGrath.
Booker and Jhalak Prize winners Anna Burns and Guy Gunaratne are among the 12 novelists longlisted for the first Orwell Prize for Political Fiction.
Canongate will publish Scottish writer Alistair Moffat’s exploration of the tidal island of Lindisfarne, To the Island of Tides.... Read more
Sphere has bought a memoir, billed as a "book of adventures for the anxious", from Very British Problems creator Rob Temple.
Chef and cookery writer Nigel Slater has written a pair of "season-led" vegetable cookbooks, Greenfeast: Spring, Summer and Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter for 4th Estate.... Read more
Jude Nutter has won this year’s €10,000 Moth Poetry Prize for her work "Dead Drift", it has been announced.
Literary debut, The Tinkleys, by London-based translator Natasha Randall has been snapped up by riverrun within 48 hours of submission.
Faber & Faber scooped the top prize at this year’s IPG Independent Publishing Awards, being named Ingram Content Group Independent Publisher of the Year.... Read more
Imprisoned Egyptian publisher and bookseller Khaled Lutfi has won the International Publishers Association’s 2019 Prix Voltaire which supports defenders of freedom to publish.
Issue No 5842
Friday, May 17 2019
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