Novelist Susan Hill and food writer Mary Berry have been awarded damehoods in the Queen's Birthday Honours, while Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell, Booker winner Bernardine Evaristo, writer and translator Daniel Hahn, short story writer and poet Kadija George Sesay and Oneworld publisher Juliet Mabey have received OBEs.
Oct 09 2020 Jim Dwyer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, columnist and author whose stylish journalism captured the human dramas of New York City for readers of New York Newsday, The Daily News and The New York Times for nearly four decades, died on Thursday in Manhattan from complications of lung cancer. He was 63. Source: New York Times More News Stories
Hajar Press, a new independent publishing house run by and for people of colour, has revealed its first six authors, whose books will be published next year.
The Federation of European Publishers (FEP) has called for the release of arrested Vietnamese publisher Pham Doan Trang and is demanding politicians intervene.
Viking has triumphed in a six-way auction for The Crane Wife by C J Hauser, an essay collection including her account of going on a scientific expedition to study the whooping crane 10 days after calling off her engagement.
Avon has snapped up Who Took Eden Mulligan? and one further book by Sharon Dempsey, marking the start of a “brilliantly crafted” Belfast-based crime series.
If you have been into your local bookshop recently, you will have noticed the beginnings of an extraordinary time for readers. We have had our ‘super Tuesday’ where an unprecedented number of books have been released in the lead up to Christmas 2020. The outbreak of COVID-19 resulted in many publishers scrambling to change their schedules, producing in a bumper array of choice for book lovers and a sense of hope for an industry that has adjusted to the pandemic with great ingenuity.
Seven Dials is publishing a new cookbook containing over 100 "budget-friendly" recipes that can be prepared for under 20 minutes, and cost readers less than £20 a week.
On social media, when someone tweets something about someone else without directly referring to them, it is called a sub-tweet.
Martyn Ford’s Every Missing Thing (Thomas & Mercer) zipped straight to the top of the Bookstat e-book top 10 for the week ending 3rd October.