UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has convened 30 poets from around the world including Imtiaz Dharker and Raymond Antrobus to create a new response to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Sphere has acquired TV presenter Sophie L Morgan's "unflinching" memoir Driving Forwards: A Journey of Resilience and Empowerment After Life-Changing Injury.
The 10th anniversary of the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) will be celebrated with the ISNI International Agency’s first ever international event this September.
Author James Patterson and singer Dolly Parton have teamed up to write a novel about a young woman who comes to Nashville to pursue her music-making dreams.
Brianna Labuskes’ A Familiar Sight (Thomas & Mercer), the first in the author’s two-part Dr Gretchen White series, made its debut atop the Bookstat e-book chart for the week ending 7th August, in a week that saw nine new entries in the top 10.
After a months-long battle over “inappropriate” books on a student book club reading list, Leander Independent School District (LISD) in Texas has removed even more books from classrooms. In a February board meeting, the school board listened to LISD parents who complained about a wide range of titles on the list. The list, which contained 15 books from which students could choose, came under fire as some parents saw the options included to be inappropriate. Those titles were, of course, ones featuring queer relationships, stories of sexual assault and violence, mental health, and racial violence. At the initial meeting, one...
An open letter, signed by more than 150 figures from the book industry, has condemned the abuse suffered by Monisha Rajesh, Professor Sunny Singh and Chimene Suleyman following their criticisms of Kate Clanchy.
Catherine Belton's book Putin's People (William Collins) has been shortlisted for the £10,000 annual Pushkin House Russian Book Prize, awarded to "the best non-fiction writing in English on the Russian-speaking world".
Sphere has landed the “heartwarming" A Colourful Country Escape from debut author Anita Faulkner.
Hodder Studio has picked up Nobody Panic, a companion book to the podcast created by comedians Stevie Martin and Tessa Coates.