US-based author Sherman Alexie has declined the American Library Association’s 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-Fiction following the emergence of sexual harassment accusations... Read more
Three novels have been unveiled as the finalists of the inaugural EBRD Literature Prize, including a Croatian book from Quercus, a Saqi title translated from... Read more
Index on Censorship is bidding to raise £15,000 by the end of this month to map attacks against freedom of expression and demand governments do more to stop them.... Read more
An illustrator has hit back at bestselling fantasy author Terry Goodkind after the writer suggested the cover art for his book was “laughably bad”.... Read more
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a book about women and leadership from a former Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton aide, Jennifer Palmieri.... Read more
Amazon will adapt the late Scottish author Iain M Banks’ acclaimed space opera Consider Phlebas 30 years after it was first published.... Read more
Two debut novels are battling it out on the shortlist for the $50,000 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, including one soon to be published by Oneworld.... Read more
French publisher Jean-Manuel Bourgois has died aged 78.
Slovenia has been revealed as the Frankfurt Book Fair’s guest of honour for 2022.
Milo Yiannopoulos has dropped his multi-million pound legal case against Simon & Schuster US.
Hachette Group c.e.o. Arnaud Nourry has expressed frustration with the e-book format, calling it a "stupid product" and forecasting its sales would continue to plateau because... Read more
Irish authors have launched a social media campaign to get Emma Hannigan's latest novel, Letters To My Daughters, to number one after the mother-of-two revealed she... Read more
The Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) and Australian Publishers Association (APA) have agreed a deal to license content from the IPG’s Skills Hub to publishers in... Read more
Higher sales of print books and digital audio propelled revenue growth at Simon & Schuster in the fourth quarter.
Connect Books has been sold to private equity firm Aurelius for just £6m – nearly half of the originally-agreed sale price.
Issue No 5780
Friday, May 18 2018
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