Elif Shafak, Raymond Antrobus and newly appointed Bloomsbury editor Kayo Chingonyi (pictured) are joined by eight debut authors in a Viking-dominated shortlist for the Costa Book Awards, following a record level of entries.
After five years at the helm of W F Howes, Miles Stevens-Hoare has led the audio pioneer through a huge growth spurt, and is now moving into creating its own audio-first content, launching the WFH Original list.
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.
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.
Nov 07 2021 Decades ago, the actor and philanthropist Paul Newman, frustrated by all the unauthorized biographies and coverage of his life, recorded his own oral history, leaving behind transcripts that for years were forgotten in the basement laundry room of his house in Connecticut. Now his family has decided to turn those transcripts into a memoir, which will be published by Knopf next fall. “What he recorded, and in essence what he wrote, was so honest and revealing,” said Peter Gethers, an editor-at-large at Knopf who will edit the book, which does not yet have a title. “It showed...