Friday, June 02, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

After 20 years as publisher at Virago, the “inspirational” Lennie Goodings will step back from the role, taking on a new position as Virago chair, working three days a week.
Children’s love of reading is at an all-time high according to a survey of more than 42,000 pupils.
Stand-up comedian Rohan Agalawatta and freelance illustrator Lucy Farfort have won the Faber Children’s and Andlyn Agency’s inaugural FAB Prize for BAME writers and illustrators.
Ron Heapy
Oxford University Press has announced the death of former children's publisher Ron Heapy, at the age of 82.
Anthony Horowitz
Eleventh Hour Films (EHF) has optioned the screen rights to Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider novels (Walker Books).
Michael Longley
Poet and academic Michael Longley CBE has been named as the winner of the PEN Pinter Prize 2017.

Audiobook platform Audible is launching a $5m (£3.89m) transatlantic theatre grant in order to "further its commitment to supporting emerging talent" in the creative arts.
Hodder Children’s Books has snapped up two books from HarperCollins’ publishing director of children's fiction, Nick Lake, including a teen space thriller.
Jonny Bairstow
HarperCollins has bought the memoir of England and Yorkshire cricketer Jonny Bairstow.
Katie Morag series author Mairi Hedderwick and school librarian Susan Morton have been honoured at the inaugural Scottish Book Trust Awards.
One of the founders of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, Carla Poesio, has died.
Head of Zeus has revealed more details about its new lifestyle imprint Anima, which will be headed by editor Ellen Parnavelas.

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