Hello, and welcome to the long-overdue (apologies!) round-up of the best UK book covers released in August. As is usual for these round-ups, a few designs were uncredited when this post went live (thankfully, now rectified).To that end, a quick pointer to a recent tweet by Ebyan Egal, which flagged some really pertinent points in terms of crediting cover designs.
Two Viking titles stood out to critics this week: Bille Jean King's All In: An Autobiography and Richard Osman's second novel The Man Who Died Twice.
Barbara Kingsolver and Daisy Lafarge are in the running for Poet Laureate Simon Armitage’s Laurel Prize, with the longlist dominated by indie presses from across the world.
Awards celebrating figures from across the publishing industry have been announced at the Booksellers Association Conference, with recognition for Gardners and Headline's Caitlin Raynor among others.
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Far too many times, I’ve been in a bookshop or a school and heard adults persuade a child away from a picture book and encouraged them to read ‘something more appropriate’. There’s a huge notion in this country that picture books are for younger children and a step into ‘proper reading’.
Peter Warner, former president and publisher of Thames & Hudson, has died at the age of 79 from complications of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
Fourth Estate has appointed Katie Bowden from Picador as editorial director.