Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Latest news from The Bookseller

Rathbone Investment Management has been confirmed as the new sponsor of the Folio Prize, which will become the Rathbones Folio Prize.
Sara Baume
Debut Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume has won the annual Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize 2015 for fiction.
Books on the Underground, an organisation working to promote reading on public transport, is to host its first Independent Authors Day.
AA Gill
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has paid tribute to journalist and critic A A Gill as "one of the finest writers of our time", following his death.
Writers including A L Kennedy, Sebastian Barry and Courttia Newland are to participate in an event which will see MPs given copies of A Country of Refuge (Unbound) in the hopes that this will "change the tone of the debate on refugees".
Catherine Richards
Catherine Richards, senior editor in the commercial fiction team at Pan Macmillan in London is moving to Minotaur Books at St Martin's Press in New York.

Nikesh Shukla
Author Nikesh Shukla has been named as one of Foreign Policy magazine’s 100 Global Thinkers for 2016 for his work tackling the “unbearable whiteness of publishing”.
Jack Reacher
Transworld is publishing a collection of Jack Reacher short stories in June 2017, set to be the first time all Lee Child's shorter fiction featuring Jack Reacher has been collected into one volume. 
Czech publisher Ondřej Pohanka has died from cancer, aged 41. 
Sophy Ridge
Hodder & Stoughton imprint Coronet has acquired a book telling the story of women in Westminster authored by Sky News presenter Sophy Ridge, formerly senior political correspondent for the channel.

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