Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller - European book trade reacts to Brexit

European Union
European publishers have pledged to continue dialogue and business relationships with the UK despite last week's Brexit vote.
Philip Pullman
The referendum should not have “any place at all in a parliamentary democracy”, author Philip Pullman has said, following Britain's decision to leave the European Union, arguing that they “slip far too easily into a sort of raucous populism”.
Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights
Independent bookshop Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights has written an open letter to publishers of translated fiction, pledging support for their work in the wake of Brexit.
Universities and academic institutions have expressed their worries about the UK leaving the European Union, following the vote for Brexit last week.
This year’s haemorrhaging of literary journalists from the national newspapers has been described as “heartbreaking” for the book industry, and has renewed the spotlight on the long-running problem of dwindling review space.
Linwood Barclay
Linwood Barclay, the author of crime novels such as No Time For Goodbye, has penned his first children’s book, which will be published by Orion Children’s Books in the UK.
Simon Skinner, long time sales director at Nielsen Book, is to leave the business at the end of June.
Guardian and Fourth Estate BAME Short Story Prize
Abiola Oni has won the Guardian and Fourth Estate BAME Short Story Prize with her dystopian story "75".
Jacqueline Wilson
An 11-year-old from Kent has written a story that will be published in an exclusive WH Smith edition of Jacqueline Wilson’s new novel Clover Moon, which goes on sale in October.
Claire Fuller
Author Claire Fuller has won the Royal Academy & Pin Drop Short Story Award 2016 for her “exceptional” story “A Quiet Tidy Man”.
Anna James
Anna James is joining the Sylvie Zannier Literary Scouting agency as a scout for children’s and YA books.

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