Actress and campaigner Emma Watson has selected an anthology dispelling myths about Muslim women, The Things I Would Tell You (Saqi Books), as the next... Read more
A debut non-fiction book from Irish scientist Olive Heffernan about the ‘Blue Gold Rush’, The New Pirates of the High Seas, has sparked a bidding... Read more
Clare Mackintosh, A J Pearce and Elizabeth Noble have made the pick for the WHSmith Richard and Judy winter book club.... Read more
Zadie Smith is releasing her very first story collection with Hamish Hamilton next autumn: Grand Union.
Author Francesca Simon and British composer Gavin Higgins are to debut their opera The Monstrous Child at The Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre in February. ... Read more
Susan McNally, author of The Morrow Secrets trilogy, has died at the age of 64.
Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls (Hamish Hamilton), has been taken up as an "ambitious" film project by the BBC and Element Pictures.... Read more
MP Tulip Siddiq will chair the judges’ panel for The Orwell Prize for Political Writing, which from this year is only open to non-fiction. ... Read more
A cookbook launched by Meghan Markle has been shortlisted for the André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards as the prize prepares to celebrate its... Read more
The Borough Press has teamed up with The Good Literary Agency to open submissions for un-agented BAME writers, with the one winning applicant set to secure... Read more
Sally Rooney’s Normal People is the critics’ choice for book of the year, with eight publications including it in their end-of-year reviews.... Read more
Audible has been announced as a new sponsor for, what will now be known as, the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2019.
Leodora Darlington, publishing executive at Bookouture, has launched Owned Voices - a creative writing workshop focused specifically on nurturing writing talent from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds... Read more
Bloomsbury is publishing a series of “new look” paperback editions of Roger Scruton’s books to celebrate the author and philosopher’s 75th birthday.... Read more
Gwendoline Riley has scooped the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize for Fiction 2017 for her fifth novel First Love (Granta).
Issue No 5827
Friday, January 18 2019
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