Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller incl. Baileys Women's Prize shortlist

Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀
Nigerian debut novelist Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀ has been shortlisted for the £30,000 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for her work Stay With Me (Canongate), alongside Man Booker shortlistee Madeleine Thien and one previous winner of the prize, Linda Grant.
David Walliams
David Walliams new children's book has been revealed as The World’s Worst Children 2.
Bernie Sanders
US senator Bernie Sanders, Man Booker Prize winner Paul Beatty, veteran director Ken Loach and actress Charlotte Rampling are among the famous names on the line-up for the 30th Hay Festival.
A Marvel executive has blamed declining comic book sales on the studio’s efforts to promote diversity and female characters.
Nigella Lawson
Nigella Lawson is publishing a new cookery book, At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking, with Chatto & Windus in hardback on 21st September 2017.
Joey Barton
Memoirs by former Fomula One champion Damon Hill and "controversial" footballer Joey Barton are in the running for the 2017 Cross Autobiography of the Year Award.

The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) has cancelled its 36th International Congress, which was due to take place in Istanbul on 1st–4th September 2017.
Emily Barr
Penguin Random House UK Children’s has struck a string of deals for Emily Barr’s second YA novel, which had been sold into 13 territories by the eve of the fair.
Transworld has signed The Secret Footballer, a professional player who writes anonymously about the Premier League in his books and Guardian columns. The anonymous writer will publish a new tell-all exposé with Transworld in May.
Pandora White
Pandora White, who has been at the helm of Orion Audio since its inception in 1997, is retiring at the end of this month, on 28th April 2017.
Dear Little Forest
Former Simon & Schuster UK Children’s m.d. Ingrid Selberg has developed a series of board and activity books with illustrator and Koko Rose Media co-founder Jo Rose, based on the latter’s Deer Little Forest brand.
Wolfson Foundation
The £40,000 Wolfson History Prize has issued a shortlist for the first time in its 45-year history, dominated by Yale University Press and Penguin Random House.

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