Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller incl. Pan Macmillan and Waterstones take top prizes at British Book Awards

Pan Macmillan
Pan Macmillan and Waterstones are two of the biggest winners at this year's British Book Awards, aka The Nibbies, after being crowned Publisher of the Year and Book Retailer of the Year.
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent (Serpent’s Tail) has won the British Book Awards accolade of Book of the Year, beating off strong competition from 36 shortlisted titles.
Former US president Bill Clinton and James Patterson are collaborating on a novel, publishing with Cornerstone, called The President is Missing
Francis Spufford has won the Royal Society of Literature’s £10,000 Ondaatje Prize for his debut novel Golden Hill (Faber).
Penguin Pride
Bloc Party lead singer Kele Okereke is set to perform at a Penguin Pride event in July celebrating the importance of literature in the progression of LGBT equality throughout history. It will also mark 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England.
Minette Walters
Minette Walters has moved to Atlantic Books for her first full novel in more than a decade set in Black Death-infested medieval England.

Gary Younge
Gary Younge and Dawn Foster have been shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing.
The Bookseller will run a film and TV product preview as part of a wider analysis of the impact of the broadcast media on the publishing business in the issue of the 26th May.
Two months after his book deal was shelved, Milo Yiannopoulos has announced he plans to self-publish his memoir and file a "$10m lawsuit" against former publishers Simon & Schuster US. 
Titan Books
Titan Books has signed a "startling and lyrical" novel set in a post-apocalyptic Ireland by Irish author Sarah Maria Griffin.
Oneworld is to publish a new anthology of work from a selection of the best fiction writers under 40 from across Latin America.

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