In the 2021 Orwell Prizes, writer, academic and broadcaster Delia Jarrett-Macauley is to chair the Political Fiction judging panel while Anand Menon, a professor at King's College London and director of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative, chairs the judges for the Political Writing Prize.
Non-essential shops, including bookshops, in Wales will close in a two-week national lockdown from Friday, it has been announced.
I had been working throughout 2019 on widening out and experimenting with the format of book readings. I took my second novel, Lanny, on the road with two musicians. We did semi-improvised performances, somewhere in between a reading and a gig. Overseas, I re-wrote sections of the book using submitted text from local audiences so the readings became bespoke collaborative one-offs, and the book changed from place to place.
Canongate is to publish Mick Kitson's second novel Featherweight, which is based on his family history.
Quercus’ SFF imprint, Jo Fletcher Books, has acquired a new duology from Andrew Caldecott: "an ambitious and entirely original take on post-apocalyptic fiction".
Dapo Adeola is to judge a children's Christmas card design competition being launched for the first time this year by the National Literacy Trust.
Penguin Business has acquired an official book on British Army leadership, revealing to civilians key take-aways to become better leaders themselves.
Children's titles from Rob Biddulph, Kes Gray and Serena Patel are among the winners of Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards in partnership with BookTrust.
The Booker Prize will showcase its shortlisted authors with appearances via “Front Row”, social media and Guardian Live alongside readings from the Old Vic on the big night.