On Thursday 2nd May, Sarah Cruddas' new children's book The Space Race (DK) became the first ever children's book to travel to space—after it was attached to a space balloon and reached an altitude of more than 33km. The Space Race is among a slew of titles released this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing.
Faber & Faber scooped the top gong at the annual IPG Awards on Thursday 2nd May, being crowned the Ingram Content Group's Independent Publisher of the Year.
Broadcaster and YouTuber Riyadh Khalaf centre celebrated the launch of teen LGBTQ+ lifeguide Yay! You're Gay! Now What? (Quarto) at the W London on Thursday 2nd May, alongside left c.e.o. of the Gay Times Tag Warner and boyfriend Josh Harrington.
HarperCollins c.e.o. Charlie Redmayne left welcomed 240 people to the publisher's "biggest ever" Big Book event, which took place on Thursday 2nd May at the Ham Yard Hotel in Covent Garden. Redmayne was joined by a number of authors including Nigel Slater pictured, David Baddiel and Tracy Chevalier. (©Toby Madden)
Virago took part in a charity walk on Thursday 2nd May, raising almost £4,000 for the Miscarriage Association, to mark the publication of Julia Bueno's The Brink of Being.
Will Eaves’ Alan Turing-inspired novel Murmur (CB Editions) won the 10th Wellcome Book Prize, worth £30,000. The award ceremony took place on Wednesday 1st May in central London. (©David Bishop)
Amol Rajan was one of the keynote speakers at this year's IPG spring conference, warning publishers of the “completely totalising power of data” and the declining reliability of advertising. For more coverage from this year's event, click here.
Allie Esiri centre bottom presented an evening of women's poetry throughout history at The Bridge Theatre on Sunday 28th April, joined by guest actors L-R Helen McCrory, Pippa Bennett-Warner and Helena Bonham Carter.