Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Philip Hammond
The chancellor has been urged to dispense with "toxic" austerity measures and provide emergency relief funding for public libraries ahead of his Autumn Statement on Wednesday (23rd November).
Jonathan Clowes
Doris Lessing’s literary agent Jonathan Clowes has died aged 86.
The children's market in China is up 15% by value in 2016 so far, according to data from Open Book, China's book sales data company, divulged last week at the Shanghai International Children's Book Fair.
Sunny Singh
Sunny Singh, author and chair of judges for the Jhalak Prize, has called the efforts of British publishers "pathetic" due to the "shockingly low" submissions to the prize created to celebrate British BAME writers.
Jennifer Niven
US YA author Jennifer Niven has praised her UK fans, saying her readers in this country are both sophisticated and enthusiastic.
A summit to debate how Scotland’s literature sector should promote its writing and writers overseas is set to take place on Wednesday (23rd November) at the Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.

British Library
Novelist Hannah Kohler and the writer and film producer Bob Stanley, also a member of the Mercury-nominated pop group Saint Etienne, have been named the joint winners of the 2017 Eccles British Library Writer’s Award.
Hutchinson has acquired a new book from historian Helen Rappaport, The Race to Save the Romanovs.
Jo Heygate
Jo Heygate has been promoted to the role of bookshop manager at Pages of Hackney.
Douglas Carswell
UKIP MP Douglas Carswell has penned an "energetic polemic" called Rebel: How to Overthrow the Emerging Oligarchy, set to be published by Head of Zeus.

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