Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Latest News overnight from The Bookseller

Kevin Brennan
Shadow culture minister Kevin Brennan has criticised the government for not undertaking robust research into library closures, while vowing to hold ministers to account over the widespread axing of services.
Oxford Literary Festival
The Oxford Literary Festival has changed its mind over paying authors to appear at the event.
Library campaigners have expressed their intense frustration at the continued non-appearance of the Libraries Taskforce's Ambition report on a national strategy for England's public libraries.
Penguin Random House has acquired Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh to be published by Ebury Press on 14th September 2017.
Helena Morrissey
William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins, has acquired A Good Time to be a Girl: How to Succeed in a Changing World by city c.e.o. Helena Morrissey.
Patricia Cornwell and Alan Yentob
The BBC is airing a new documentary on BBC One tonight (29th November) about women who write crime fiction, featuring prominent crime writers Val McDermid, Patricia Cornwell, Martina Cole, husband-and-wife author team Nicci French, Sarah Phelps and Paula Hawkins in interview with presenter Alan Yentob.

Fran Owen, publicity director at Atlantic, is joining Vintage as publicity director for Chatto & Windus, Hogarth and Square Peg in a job-share role with publicity director Mari Yamazaki.
James Haskell
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired an accessible fitness and nutritional guide from internationally renowned athlete and England international rugby player, James Haskell.
Pushkin Children's Books
Sarah Odedina, editor-at-large at Pushkin Children's has acquired the next novel by Andy Mulligan.
Spread the Word
Writer development organisation Spread the Word is launching a new nationwide Life Writing Prize, thanks to a donation from writer Joanna Munro and partnership support from Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre, the Royal Society of Literature and Arvon.
David Goodhart
Hurst is set to publish a book about the political and moral values which are “sharply dividing Brexit Britain”, by David Goodhart.

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