Neil Gaiman and Haruki Murakami have been shortlisted for a substitute Nobel literature prize, created by cultural figures in Sweden after the Academy, rocked by a sexual assault scandal, was forced to postpone the awarding... Read more
Michael Joseph is publishing The Wonderful World of Ladybird Books for Grown-ups, a celebration of its hit Ladybird childhood spoofs.
Rakuten Kobo is making strides into the US e-reading market through a partnership with Walmart which sees the multinational offering e-books to its customers.... Read more
Sally Rooney’s upcoming novel Normal People is set to be adapted for television by BBC Three.
Jordan Belfort, the real life "Wolf of Wall Street", is in court following a row over royalties from his latest book, Way of the Wolf.... Read more
Books published by Usborne, Kelpies and Chicken House are in the running for the 2019 Scottish Teenage Book Prize, which celebrates teen titles written by... Read more
An author is appealing for help to trace his stolen Moleskine notebook which contained a year’s worth of notes for his next title.... Read more
Novelist David Mitchell has received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence, given in recognition of a writer's entire body of work.
Barack Obama has revealed that Tara Westover’s Educated, Michael Ondaatje's Warlight and An American Marriage by Tayari Jones are among his favourite summer reads of... Read more
Craig Brown, who wrote a biography of HRH Princess Margaret, and short story writer Eley Williams are the winners of this year’s James Tait Black... Read more
Penguin is publishing a new anthology, The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story, "a literary treasure trove" of "30 great short stories published in the... Read more
Simon & Schuster has hit back at legal threats from Donald Trump over his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman's book, telling the American president's lawyers... Read more
A 3D installation of Earth, made up of thousands of answers to the question "How do you stay sane in a world that isn’t?", has... Read more
Over 500 people turned out in support of Bookmarks' solidarity event this weekend following the attack on the socialist bookshop by a far-right group a... Read more
Pan Macmillan has paid tribute to the “great and controversial” author V S Naipaul who died aged 85 on Saturday night.
Issue No 5819
Friday, November 9 2018
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