Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

The Vegetarian
The winner of the "newly evolved" Man Booker International Prize 2016 is The Vegetarian by South Korean author Han Kang, translated by Deborah Smith (Portobello Books).
STM publisher Elsevier has acquired the largest repository and community for social science and humanities researchers in the world, SSRN, to accelerate its social strategy and scale the network up for the benefit of "the entire scientific ecosystem".
J K Rowling has been honoured by PEN America with the 2016 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award. The Harry Potter author received the award for her work that "oppposes oppression in any form" and "champions the best of humanity".
Bloomsbury Publishing has partnered with Arabic publisher the Kalimat Group.
i newspaper
The i’s arts editor Alice Jones has outlined the newspaper’s plans for book reviews under the newspaper’s new ownership.
Thames & Hudson
Thames & Hudson has created a Museum and Institutional Publishing Division dedicated to the company’s projects with its co-publishing partners.

Collins india
Collins Learning India has appointed Chaitali Moitra to the role of managing director to replace previous m.d. Krishma Naroor.
Tracy Darnton, a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in writing for young people, has won this year’s Stripes YA Short Story Prize, run in partnership with The Bookseller’s YA Book Prize.
When Marnie Was There
Joan G Robinson’s 1967 classic children’s novel When Marnie Was There has received an international sales boost thanks to the Japanese animation version, as agent Caroline Sheldon has sold the rights to 10 countries.
LOM Art has launched a £1,000 cover design prize for illustrators. 
And Other Stories
And Other Stories is to publish the next five novels from 2015 Man Booker International Prize finalist César Aira.
John Murray
John Murray is adding three new titles to its 2016 JM Originals list: Blind Water Pass by Anna Metcalfe, The Bed Moved by Rebecca Schiff and Marlow’s Landing by Toby Vieira.

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