Chris Whitaker has won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year with We Begin At The End (Zaffre). Meanwhile, Brian McGilloway's political thriller The Last Crossing (Constable) has been highly commended for the award, in an unprecedented decision to recognise his "exceptional" novel.
Mhairi McFarlane’s Last Night (HarperCollins) leapt into the Bookstat e-book number one for the week ending 17th July, jumping one place to the top spot.
Raven Leilani (pictured) Tayari Jones, Kate Mosse and David Baddiel are among authors appearing at this year's Cliveden Literary Festival, which will take place as a live event this autumn.
Lana Hughes has been appointed editorial intern at independent press flipped eye.
Penguin Random House is to publish "a collection of candid, intimate, and entertaining conversations" between former President of the United States Barack Obama and musician Bruce Springsteen, based on their shared podcast, with the VIking imprint bringing out the book in the UK.
Just before Christmas 2019, a friend who worked at a major UK publisher messaged me to ask whether I could help advise them on how to get onto TikTok. They had seen the first ripples of the app’s success breaking on the shore, and thought it may be useful to try and meet the next generation of readers where they’re most comfortable. They knew I was writing my own book on TikTok and wanted some help. In the end, it came to nothing, but the industry has finally woken up to the power of TikTok – at just the right...
Jane Sturrock has been promoted to publishing director at Quercus while Emma Capron has been made editorial director.
Independent publisher Galley Beggar Press is to publish After Sappho, the "transcendent" debut novel by American writer Selby Wynn Schwartz.