The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain has announced its 2019 shortlist for its annual awards, featuring nominations for novelists Guy Gunaratne, Nicola Mostyn and Mary... Read more
Former Blackwell’s bookseller Daisy Johnson has won the retailer’s Book of the Year for her "outstanding" Man Booker-shortlisted novel Everything Under (Jonathan Cape).... Read more
Stephen King’s The Colorado Kid will have a mainstream publication in the UK for the first time next July, by Titan Books.... Read more
Sphere has acquired two new novels from crime author Val McDermid.
Salt will publish Virago’s former director Ursula Owen's "deeply engaging" memoir Single Journey Only.
Peter James and Lynda La Plante have been announced as headline guests at Adam Hamdy and David Headley's new London-based crime and thriller festival, Capital Crime... Read more
Sally Rooney's "astounding" love story Normal People (Faber & Faber) has been named Waterstones' Book of the Year 2018.
Women writers have excelled at the An Post Irish Book Awards, taking home the majority of awards for the first time, with authors such as Sally... Read more
The £30,000 William Hill Sports Book of the Year has been awarded jointly for the first time in its 30-year history, going to A Boy in... Read more
4th Estate will publish the "remarkable" memoir from playwright Joe Hammond, following a pre-empt within 24 hours of submission.
This year's Hay Festival Winter Weekend, featuring writers such as Rose Tremain, Horatio Clare, and Jeanette Winterson, drew record ticket sales of over 9,000.... Read more
Guy Ware's short story "the year of peace" has been crowned the winner of 2018's London Short Story Prize.
Penguin Random House is partnering with Monki, Google and Black & Beech to promote Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and Other Lies), the collection of essays... Read more
Australian author Jock Serong has won the inaugural Staunch Book Prize for his “extraordinary” thriller On The Java Ridge (Text Publishing).
Kamila Shamsie has been awarded 2017's £10,000 London Hellenic Prize, given to the best book inspired by or relating to Greece, for Home Fire (Bloomsbury).... Read more
Issue No 5827
Friday, January 18 2019
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