Literary agency Peters Fraser + Dunlop is launching the Queer Fiction Prize, with author Okechukwu Nzelu among the judges for the inaugural award.
Oct 06 2021 Writing in the New York Times, opinion columnist Farhad Manjoo makes the case for audio books: When the market for audiobooks began to skyrocket in about the past decade, people would sometimes wonder whether they counted — that is, when you listened to the book, could you say that you had read it? It was a mostly silly metaphysical debate (in the vein of Have you really been to a city if you’ve only flown through its airport? or If you replace an ax’s handle and then you replace its blade, do you have the same ax?),...
Debut authors Natasha Brown and Rebecca Watson are among the writers shortlisted for this year's £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize, recognising the best in experimental fiction.
Oct 06 2021 The National Book Foundation announced the finalists for this year's National Book Awards. Among the five categories, there are five writers who have been previously honored by the NBF: Hanif Abdurraqib, on the 2019 nonfiction longlist; Anthony Doerr, a 2014 fiction finalist; Nona Fernández and Natasha Wimmer, on the 2019 translated literature longlist; Lauren Groff, a finalist for fiction in 2015 and 2018; Kekla Magoon, on the 2015 young people's literature longlist; and Leri Price, a 2019 translated literature finalist. All five of the poetry finalists are first-time NBA honorees. Four of the 25 finalists are debuts....
Riverrun has acquired Claire Vaye Watkins’ I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness, a "subversive" novel narrated by a woman experiencing post-partum depression during a publicity tour which takes her back to the places of her childhood.
Richard Osman’s The Man Who Died Twice (Penguin) has swiped the Bookstat e-book top spot for a third week running, once again charting top for the week ending 2nd October.
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Corvus has landed Kate Brook's Not Exactly What I Had in Mind, a "brilliantly sparkling" debut, which will be released as a lead title for the Atlantic imprint next year.
Thames & Hudson has won the $25,000 (£18,428) Alice Award for Strata: William Smith’s Geological Maps, co-published with Chicago Press.