BBC Scotland is launching a new literature series hosted by Damian Barr and featuring interviews with fiction, non-fiction and poetry writers.
American author Tayari Jones has won this year's £30,000 Women's Prize for Fiction for her "heartbreaking" fourth novel An American Marriage (Oneworld). ... Read more
Ebury imprint BBC Books has dropped author Gareth Roberts from its forthcoming Doctor Who short story collection, following comments he made about transgender people on... Read more
Big Issue founder John Bird is launching a new quarterly literary magazine containing chapters, extracts and poems from a range of writers in a bid... Read more
Margaret Atwood has revealed the full cover artwork for The Handmaid's Tale sequel, The Testaments (Chatto & Windus).
Simon & Schuster fiction publishing director Jo Dickinson is leaving the firm to become Hodder’s crime and thriller publisher, it has been announced.... Read more
Sophie Christopher, senior publicity manager at Transworld and co-founder of The FLIP, has died at the age of 28.
PRH imprints and independent publishers dominate this year's Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize longlist.
Octopus Publishing Group has bought Short Books for an undisclosed sum, the latest in a series of successful indies to be snapped up by Hachette.... Read more
Angela Meyer, publisher at Bonnier Books UK Australian imprint Echo, has won the inaugural £1,000 Mslexia Novella Competition for Joan Smokes (Contraband).... Read more
Author Anna-Marie Crowhurst has been nominated for a Times Breakthrough Award at this year’s South Bank Sky Arts Awards.
Virginia Woolf’s handwritten notebooks in which she penned Mrs Dalloway are being published as a facsimile manuscript for the first time by Parisian press SP Books.... Read more
Poet and performer playwright Lemn Sissay has been awarded the PEN Pinter Prize, with judges praising his ability to "forge beautiful words and a thousand... Read more
Crankstart has officially taken over as supporter of the Booker Prize, ending 18 years of sponsorship by The Man Group.
Margaret Atwood, Matt Haig and Adam Kay will all take part in the National Theatre's upcoming Authors of Stage series celebrating authors across the world. ... Read more
Issue No 5847
Friday, June 21 2019
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