Calls by a select committee for freelancer support and creation of a “Creators Council” to help the cultural sector rebound from the coronavirus crisis have been welcomed by the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS).
Pearson has reported revenue fell 17% in the first half of 2020 as the result of “significant disruption” caused by Covid-19. However, the company has said “things are improving”, citing better sales in June.
Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor CBE will narrate the audiobook of Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.
Alice Oswald, Gillian Clarke, Karen McCarthy Woolf and Pascale Petit are among the poets longlisted for the inaugural Laurel Prize.
The shortlists for both the Photography and Moving Image Book Awards of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation are this year dominated by the theme of identity.
As a black publicist with more than seven years in culture and entertainment publicity, I have sat in many all-white creative meetings where the genuine answer to making a campaign diverse was to give Stormzy a call (before that it was Tinie Tempah). If you are serious about diversity and inclusion, it needs to be thought about holistically.
It’s a strange thing, when you realise, you’ve fallen out of love. It’s kind of embarrassing, really. Noticing that things are messy, and that you don’t care.
Chatto & Windus has signed a deal with Ordinary People author Diana Evans for a new novel and her first essay collection.
Ian Rankin’s In a House of Lies (Orion) has taken out a mortgage in the Bookstat e-book chart number one spot, reigning for a second week running.
Picador has snapped up a new collection of poetry from 2019 Rathbones Folio Prize winner Raymond Antrobus in a multi-publisher auction.