Quercus imprint riverrun has pre-empted a book about unsung heroes who are grappling with key threats in our age from historian Emily Mayhew.... Read more
Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray is publishing a book called Fat Cow, Fat Chance with Transworld, investigating the science, social history and psychology of women... Read more
Libraries Connected, the charity formerly known as the Society of Chief Librarians, has been awarded £75,000 from the Arts Council to develop better regional support.... Read more
Bloomsbury’s Lisa Finch will join Canongate in February to cover Steph Scott’s maternity leave.
Daunt Books, Waterstones and Foyles are raising money for The Passage, a charity that supports people who are homeless, by selling a book of short... Read more
Watson, Little Ltd has hired the literary agency’s first rights director, Rachel Richardson.
Bestselling author Robert Harris is joining the line-up for David Headley and Adam Hamdy's new London festival Capital Crime.
The Publishers Association has tentatively welcomed the outcome of last night’s no-confidence vote, with Theresa May’s continued leadership increasing the chances of a deal-based Brexit... Read more
Faber will publish the third novel from Kate Hamer, Crushed, about an obsessive friendship between three girls.
Welsh independent publisher Graffeg has acquired four more picture books by author and illustrator team Malachy Doyle and Andrew Whitson.
Penguin Random House Children's imprint Puffin Books has signed a two-book deal with Rashmi Sirdeshpande, a graduate of the publisher’s mentoring scheme for writers from under-represented... Read more
Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Daisy Johnson is joining fellow authors Cynan Jones and Richard Beard to judge the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge... Read more
After "a very challenging year", UK library and information association CILIP is undergoing a restructure that will see almost a fifth of its 54-strong team... Read more
Spending by public libraries in England on printed books fell 20% year-on-year in the 12 months to end March 2018 to £29.1m (£36.3m the previous... Read more
Bloomsbury has bought Benjamin Myers’ backlist titles from Bluemoose Books in support of the publication of his new novel The Offing.... Read more
Issue No 5825
Friday, December 14 2018
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