Richard Osman will deliver the keynote speech at the Booksellers Association (BA) annual conference while Sebastian Faulks will headline the Gardners Trade Show this September.
William F. Nolan (1928-2021) Jul 21 2021 Author William F. Nolan, 93, died July 15, 2021 in the hospital of complications from an infection. Nolan was best known for the Logan’s Run series of science fiction novels, the first of which was adapted into a film and TV series. Source: Locus More News Stories
Susanna Clarke has won the 2020 £1,000 Red Tentacle prize for the novel category of the Kitschies Award, with her "exceptional, beautiful yet disturbing book" Piranesi (Bloomsbury).
Jeanette Winterson, Candice Brathwaite and Daisy Buchanan are headlining the Evening Standard's inaugural Stories Festival.
Mantle has acquired The Christie Affair by American author Nina de Gramont in a six-figure pre-empt.
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July 19th was hailed as ‘Freedom Day’ in the press for the easing of mask wearing restrictions. But freedom for whom? With the government saying that wearing masks in shops is a personal choice rather than a legal obligation in England (at the time of writing they are still required in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), Freedom Day is the opposite for those with low immune systems or pre-existing conditions who become vulnerable if others do not wear masks to help prevent the spread of Covid unless medically exempt.
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The Salt Path author Raynor Winn has signed a two-book deal with Penguin Michael Joseph following major sales of her previous titles.
Penguin Michael Joseph has acquired the first book from Metro drinks columnist Rob Buckhaven, The Alcorithm, a "detailed and informative guide that uses flavour algorithms to reveal drinks readers will love, based on what they already enjoy".