Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller - Booker Prize winner Anita Brookner dies

Irish flag
Children’s book sales in Ireland increased 16% in 2015, boosted by the popularity of authors such as David Walliams and Jeff Kinney, but booksellers and publishers in the country say strong local publishing is also on the rise.
Anita Brookner
Booker Prize winner Dr Anita Brookner CBE has died, aged 87.
Wellcome Book Prize
Cathy Rentzenbrink and Stephen Silberman are among six shortlisted authors for the £30,000 Wellcome Book Prize, awarded annually to the best new work of fiction or non-fiction whose central theme "engages with some aspect of medicine, health or illness".
New research from the Publishers Assocation has exposed the "tough" financial choices facing headteachers, with a fifth of primary and almost a quarter of secondary headteachers in England anticipating "significant funding shortalls" over the next three years.
The Scheme
Penguin Random House UK today relaunched The Scheme, its entry-level recruitment programme, offering four 13-month paid traineeships from September.
Alex Andreou
Alex Andreou has won the inaugural Jane Grigson Trust Award for The Magic Bayleaf (Chatto & Windus).
Safari Books Online
O’Reilly Media is thought to have made large numbers of people redundant at Safari Books Online as the two companies integrate.  
Nikolaus Wachsmann
Nikolaus Wachsmann’s 863-page history of the Nazi concentration camps has won this year’s £4,000 Jewish Quarterly Wingate literary prize.
Little Brown
Little, Brown has acquired a "subversive, funny and distinctive" debut novel: English Animals by Laura Kaye.

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