Propagate Content has bagged the film rights for Avni Doshi's Booker Prize-shortlisted novel Burnt Sugar (Hamish Hamilton).
Bloomsbury has signed debut cookbook Motherland, from journalist and founder of London pop-up Fowl Mouths Food Melissa Thompson.
Bestselling author Ken Follett said "it doesn't appeal" to him to write non-fiction and insists his life lacks the necessary drama for memoir.
Nov 05 2021 Voting for the annual Diagram Prize for the Oddest Book Title of the Year is now open. The six contenders waiting for your vote are:1. Curves for the Mathematically Curious2. Handbook of Research on Health and Environmental Benefits of Camel Products3. Hats: A Very Unnatural History4. Is Superman Circumcised?5. The Life Cycle of Russian Things: From Fish Guts to Fabergé6. Miss, I Don’t Give a Shit: Engaging with Challenging Behaviour in Schools Vote here Source: The Guardian More News Stories
Last month, Penguin Random House released their disability pay gap report along with statistics for sexual orientation and socio-economic background. Whilst the publication of the report was positive, with PRH being the first publishing house to include disability in their reporting, the pay gap revealed was not so.
Lume Books has snapped up the debut psychological thriller by Madeleine Milburn mentee Sophia Spiers.
Penguin Random House (PRH) is launching a new positive action traineeship to offer talented people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds the opportunity to develop the skills and expertise required for a role as a commissioning editor.
Marcus Rashford MBE has been named FutureBook Person of the Year. The Manchester United and England footballer is the fourth recipient of the award after publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove, writer Kit de Waal and Meryl Halls, m.d. of the Booksellers Association.
The proportion of children’s books that feature a minority ethnic character has risen to 15%, according to a new report.