Welbeck Publishing Group has acquired the backlist of veteran children’s illustrator Robert Ingpen. It comes as the press also launches its Welbeck Children's Classics list. ... Read more
James Runcie will chair the judges for this year's BBC National Short Story Award alongside authors Fiona Mozley and Derek Owusu.
Hodder Studio has acquired a "brilliantly funny" romantic comedy from Avon marketing manager Ellie Pilcher: What Planet Can I Blame This On? ... Read more
Kyle Books has acquired Together, a "gently philosophical and very relatable look at how we have dealt with a difficult year", by artist Luke Adam Hawker. ... Read more
HarperCollins imprint Mudlark has swooped for “classic in the making” Notes from a Summer Cottage by award-winning Swedish poet and essayist Nina Burton.... Read more
Pottermore, the digital company for J K Rowling’s Wizarding World, saw revenues rise 3.2% and profits increase 23.2% in the 12 months to 31st March 2020.... Read more
Icon Books has signed Ben Aitken's account of spending lockdown as companion to an 84-year-old, described as "an intimate portrait of an unlikely friendship". ... Read more
Simon & Schuster UK is to publish The Yellow Kitchen by Margaux Vialleron, a novel exploring love, friendship, identity and cooking. ... Read more
Bloomsbury is to publish fashion designer and entrepreneur Anya Hindmarch's guide to modern living, If In Doubt, Wash Your Hair.... Read more
The Bridgerton series invaded the Bookstat top 10 for the week ending 9th January, with Julia Quinn’s The Duke and I and The Viscount Who... Read more
Fourth Estate has picked up Hourglass, the “exquisite” debut novel from Keiran Goddard.
The Duchess of Cornwall has revealed the first choices for her Instagram-based book club, featuring titles from Hilary Mantel, Delia Owens, Elif Shafak and William... Read more
Kate Mosse will be interviewed by Jojo Moyes and joined by writers including Lee Child and Bernardine Evaristo as part of a tour to promote... Read more
Maud Sepult will be promoted to group rights director at Simon & Schuster UK when Stephanie Purcell moves to Bloomsbury next month.
Sevastian Volkov has won this year’s Impress Prize for New Writers, for his YA novel Orris and the Shadow Maiden.
19 January @ 6.30pm
19 January @ 8.00pm
20 January @ 6.30pm
21 January @ 6.30pm
21 January @ 7.00pm
Issue No 5913
Friday, January 15 2021
Back issuesavailable here