Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Louise Rennison
HarperCollins has confirmed "with huge sadness" the death of "much loved author and friend" Louise Rennison.
John Styring
John Styring is stepping down as c.e.o. of Igloo Books, nearly two years after his company was acquired by Bonnier Publishing.
The Girl on the Train
Publicity campaigns for titles by Paula Hawkins, Matt Haig and Terry Pratchett were among those honoured at the Publisher’s Publicity Circle Annual Awards last night, which celebrated the “best PR campaigns” carried out in 2015.
Tom Fletcher
Penguin Random House Children’s will publish The Christmasaurus, the first middle-grade children’s novel by Tom Fletcher, musician and co-author of the Dinosaur That Pooped series of picture books (Red Fox).
Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman is set to release two books this year – a selection of non-fiction writings and a special edition of his first novel Neverwhere, illustrated by Children’s laureate Chris Riddell.
Ifor ap Glyn
Award-winning poet, presenter, director and producer Ifor ap Glyn has been appointed as the National Poet of Wales.

Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction
Authors including Kate Atkinson, William Boyd and Robert Harris are battling it out to win the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
Lee Bo
Hong Kong bookseller and publisher Lee Bo who went missing last year, has refuted claims that he was kidnapped by Chinese authorities, saying he had snuck into the country illegally and that he would renounce his British citizenship.
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction
Baileys has confirmed sponsorship for 2017 for the Women's Prize for Fiction following an initial three-year partnership.
Chris Wold has joined Watkins Media Limited – publishers of Watkins, Nourish, Angry Robot and Repeater – in the role of associate publisher of Nourish and Special Projects.
Angela Thomas
Angela Thomas’ The Hate U Give, a YA novel inspired by the ‘black lives matter’ movement in the US, will be published in the UK by Walker Books.
Picador has acquired Pages For Her by Sylvia Brownrigg, a novel set 20 years on from Brownrigg’s first novel Pages for You.

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