Ayobami Adebayo's Bailey's Prize-shortlisted novel Stay With Me (Canongate) is in the running for the £15,000 9mobile Prize for Literature awarded to the best debut... Read more
John Woolf has won the Biographers’ Club Tony Lothian Prize 2017 for an uncommissioned first biography for his proposed book Queen Victoria’s Freaks: The Performers at Buckingham Palace.... Read more
Novelist and short story writer John Boyne has claimed "women are better novelists than men".
The multi-million-pound-selling Kate Atkinson is back next September with a new novel based on the life of a female former Secret Service worker.
Philosopher, cultural theorist and novelist Kwame Anthony Appiah has been named chair of the judges for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Christopher Bollen has won the 25th annual Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction Award for The Destroyers (Harper).... Read more
Ever Dundas’ "captivating" novel Goblin (Saraband) has won the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award, it was announced at a ceremony held in Edinburgh.... Read more
Thirty years after it was founded, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP) has been bought by Hachette UK for an undisclosed sum.
Pavilion Books imprint Pitkin is rushing out a book about Prince Harry's engagement to American actress Meghan Markle: Harry & Meghan: A Royal Engagement. ... Read more
Pan Macmillan is launching the next season of its Twitter book club with a new partner, Falkirk Community Trust Libraries, during Book Week Scotland. ... Read more
An all star radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys (Headline), a reading of David Attenborough's memoirs and a performance of "Scrooge - The Musical"... Read more
Former junior doctor Adam Kay's memoir This is Going to Hurt (Picador) has been named the winner of the Books Are My Bag Readers' Choice... Read more
The late author Helen Dunmore is shortlisted for a Costa Award along with Jon McGregor, Kamila Shamsie and Sarah Winman with almost half of the... Read more
HarperCollins imprint HQ is to be the UK publisher for Brave, the "courageous" memoir and manifesto from former actress Rose McGowan.... Read more
British historian Daniel Beer has been named as the 2017 winner of the $75,000 (£56,820) International Cundill History Prize – the richest in non-fiction for... Read more
Issue No 5790
Friday, February 16 2018
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