Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

European Union
Esteemed writers from 10 European nations, including Elena Ferrante, Javier Marias, Anne Enright and former finance minister for Greece Yanis Varoufakis, have issued pleas for the United Kingdom to remain in the EU.
George Burgess
George Burgess, founder of edtech start-up Gojimo, has criticised education publishers for a lack of innovation in their field, commenting: "There is still a lot of opportunity in the edtech space and we don't see publishers doing it for themselves."
Juno Dawson
Two Roads has acquired a book on gender and transitioning by Juno Dawson, the multi-award winning author previously known as James Dawson.
Vlogger Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella, has revealed she is working on the third book in the Girl Online series, published by Penguin Random House Children’s.
J K Rowling
J K Rowling has condemned the “bunch of racists” on social media who complained about the casting of black actress Noma Dumezweni in the role of Hermione in the new Harry Potter play.
Gail Rebuck
Baroness Gail Rebuck is set to have a portrait unveiled in the National Portrait Gallery next month.
Parashar Kulkarni
Parashar Kulkarni has become the first Indian author to win the £5,000 Commonwealth Short Story Prize with his first short story entitled “Cow and Company”.
It could be second time lucky for author Anne Enright as bookmakers William Hill have her as odds-on favourite to win the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction next week.
A debut novel from Robyn Travis, Mama Can’t Raise No Man, will be published by entertainment venture OWN IT! on 3rd October, to coincide with Black History Month.
Singapore flag
Singapore has welcomed its first book vending machines, carrying up to 150 copies of 22 different titles from Singapore publishers.
Michelle Green
Manchester-based writer Michelle Green has won the £2,000 Julia Darling Travel Fellowship 2016.

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