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
A direct descendent of the author of Dracula has written a prequel to Bram Stoker's classic vampire gothic, drawing on the original journals, notes and scripts of its creator.... Read more
Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika has won the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story “Fanta Blackcurrant”.
Magazine publisher Hearst UK has secured a retail partnership with W H Smith for its Big Book awards and accreditation initative.
Elly Griffiths, author behind the Ruth Galloway series, has topped this year's Dead Good Reader Awards shortlists by securing a total three nominations, while crime writers Ruth... Read more
The Polari First Book Prize longlist shows that LGBT+ writing in the UK is "growing in scope and confidence,” the prize founder has said.... Read more
Writer, rapper and community activist Darren McGarvey, also known as 'Loki', has won the Orwell Prize for Books for his "heart-rending" debut Poverty Safari (Luath... Read more
Orion is going on a tour of schools across the country to talk to students about working in publishing.
Gail Honeyman has won the 2018 Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award for her debut Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (HarperCollins).
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine author Gail Honeyman is one of the seven debut novelists to be longlisted for the 2018 Glass Bell Award.... Read more
Preti Taneja has won the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for her "awe-inspiring" retelling of King Lear, We That Are Young.... Read more
Benjamin Myers has won the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction with The Gallows Pole, published by small Yorkshire-based independent press Bluemoose Books.... Read more
The starting pistol for Feminist Book Fortnight sounded this weekend, with approaching 50 independent bookshops around the country taking part.
Mike McCormack’s Solar Bones (Tramp Press) has won the €100,000 2018 Dublin International Literary Award, formerly known as the IMPAC Award.... Read more
Issue No 5811
Friday, August 17 2018
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