Booktopia co-founder and c.e.o. Tony Nash, who will be interviewed as part of this year’s FutureBook Conference, discusses how he spotted a gap in the online retail marketplace, and helped Australian publishers resist Amazon.
The World Fantasy Convention took place this weekend in Montreal, Canada, with the theme of “Fantasy, Imagination, and the Dreams of Youth.” Winners were announced at the end of the convention on Sunday in the following categories: Novel Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson A deeply American saga that plays out against the backdrop of Harlem at the dawn of World War II. Full of dangerous magic and historical exploration that has been compared to Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad, Trouble the Saints is a story of love, loss, and reinvention. Novella Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi Riot Baby...
Debut author Jesse Sutanto has won the CWIP Prize for Published Comic Novel, for her "deliciously frantic comedy caper" Dial A for Aunties (HarperCollins), with Dolly Alderton coming runner-up.
Oneworld has acquired Beasts of a Little Land, an historic story of love and war hailed as a "magnificent achievement", by debut novelist Juhea Kim.
Denzil Meyrick's DCI Daley series will be adapted for television, and will star "Game of Thrones" actor Rory McCann in the lead role.
The Young H G Wells by Claire Tomalin (Viking) was the most reviewed book this week.
Publishers are settling into hybrid models of working this winter with many still reluctant to “mandate set days” while Faber has delayed a full return until April 2022.
The Caribbean continues to inspire Alex Wheatle, who returns to this setting in his latest novel, which is about an irrepressible female pirate.