Thursday, September 15, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
J K Rowling and Jack Thorne’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) has held on to the number one spot for a sixth week—by the tips of its fingers.
Man Booker Prize 2016
Critics have branded 2016's Man Booker shortlist "determinedly unstarry", as one of the few household names on the longlist, JM Coetzee, was ejected from the running, with all eyes on Graeme Macrae Burnet from "tiny" publisher Contraband.
Amanda Foreman
The much-talked about issue of diversity in the selection process for this year's Man Booker Prize was described as "a slightly academic premise" by the prize's literary director during this morning's press conference, as its judges unveiled a shortlist comprising British, American and Canadian authors, of whom half are of Black, Asian and minority ethnic heritage. 
Jacob Dalborg
Bonnier chief executive officer Jacob Dalborg will be the subject of the Frankfurt Book Fair's annual c.e.o. interview this year.
World Book Day
World Book Day has reiterated its commitment to promoting a “diverse range of authors” after criticisms about the lack of writers of colour in its 2017 selection.
Mayte Garcia
Trapeze is publishing the "intimate" memoir of Prince's first wife, Mayte Garcia.

Torbay Bookshop
The Torbay Bookshop is being put back up for sale by owners Matthew and Sarah Clarke, who have run it for a total of 23 years.
Edinburgh University Press
Edinburgh University Press has reported a revenue rise of 5% in the year to end July, to "over £2.9m".
Rory Gleeson
John Murray has acquired an "inventive and gripping" debut, Rockadoon Shore, by young Irish novelist Rory Gleeson.
Chris Hoy
Piccadilly Press, part of Bonnier Publishing, will next month release a non-fiction children's title by Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy.
Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson
Axel Scheffler has created a 12-metre mural for the walls of Evelina London Children’s Hospital as part of a partnership with the charity Readathon.
Scheffler and author Julia Donaldson partnered with Readathon for the launch of their new book, Zog and the Flying Doctors (Scholastic). Scheffler presented the mural, featuring artwork from the book, during an event at the hospital, whilst Donaldson performed the story of Zog with her husband Malcolm.

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