Philip Pullman officially launched The Secret Commonwealth to huge cheers at a sold-out Alexandra Palace last night, where the author appeared in conversation with journalist Zing Tsjeng... Read more
The British Book Awards and The Bookseller’s working class survey have been shortlisted for prizes at this year’s Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards.... Read more
Retailers are gearing up for a bumper Super Thursday ahead of this Saturday's Bookshop Day 2019 when events will be taking place up and down the country.... Read more
Bookshops have revealed their favourite books of 2019, with books by Michelle Obama, Max Porter and Greta Thunberg among the shortlisted titles for the Books... Read more
Lucy Ellmann, Mark Haddon and Deborah Levy are among the authors on a shortlist dominated by indie presses for this year’s Goldsmiths Prize.... Read more
TV presenter and EastEnders actor Meryl Fernandes has joined the judging panel for the 2020 Blue Peter Book Awards.
Quercus is bringing forward publication of its fictional diary of a teenage Boris Johnson and will promote it with a troop of bumbling blonde-haired impersonators.... Read more
David Mitchell read from his new novel at a Sceptre Salon storytelling event last night, which also featured an exclusive extract from Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s highly... Read more
Welsh writer Jo Lloyd has unanimously won the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University 2019 for her story inspired by a real-life... Read more
Penguin Random House says claims by Boris Pasternak’s great niece that parts of Lara Prescott’s debut novel plagiarise her work are “unfounded” and will be... Read more
The Cliveden Literary Festival returned for a third time last weekend with Ian McEwan, Howard Jacobson and Elif Shafak among the authors taking part in a... Read more
Bristol University will house a copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover that once belonged to Sir Laurence Byrne, the judge who presided over the landmark 1960... Read more
Anna Leader has been named the winner of the 2019 Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize.
Pavilion has announced creative director Helen Lewis will be promoted to publisher of the imprint following the departure of Katie Cowan.
The longlist for the 2019 Portico Prize has been revealed, with six debuts and ten independent publishers making the cut.
Issue No 5859
Friday, October 11 2019
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