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'Tireless' book promoter and editor Jennifer Creswick dies

Tributes have been paid to “tireless” book promoter and editor Jennifer Creswick, who has died aged 72.  Read more

Francis questions sector's lack of progress and leadership on diversity

Joy Francis has called on publishing industry leaders to "let us know who you are" and to ensure diversity and inclusion is not just a "transactional" process.... Read more

British Council announces Sharjah market focus programme at LBF

The British Council, in partnership with the Sharjah Book Authority, has announced the Sharjah Market Focus Cultural Programme for the London Book Fair 2020, featuring... Read more

British Council unveils new International Publishing Fellowship Programme

Staff from Penguin Random House, Kogan Page and Picador are among the professionals taking part in the British Council's International Publishing Fellowship Programme.... Read more

Spy poisoning sees British Council's Russian literature programmes 'suspended'

A number of arts and literature programmes run by the British Council have been "suspended" following the UK's fall-out with Russia over the Salisbury spy case.... Read more

€20k EBRD Literature Prize reveals inaugural shortlist

The €20,000 EBRD Literature Prize, launched by the British Council and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, has revealed its inaugural shortlist, including titles... Read more

British Council partners with Young Writer of the Year Award

The British Council has been announced as the international partner of the Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, in association... Read more

New €20k prize to celebrate European 'literary richness'

The British Council and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development have launched a €20,000 literature prize to promote the “extraordinary richness” of the culture... Read more

Indian writer wins visa fight after Home Office U-turn

An Indian writer who was refused a visa for a poetry project has had the decision overturned by the Home Office weeks after Tiny Owl... Read more

‘Group action needed to safeguard the academic book’, warns report

Publishers and academics must work together to solve the problems that have led to rising book numbers, but falling sales per title, before the viability... Read more

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