Saturday, April 22, 2017

Latest news from The Bookseller

What Belongs to You
W H Smith Travel is to hold a gay literature promotion in major stores in June to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales.
Rebecca Swift, founder and director of The Literary Consultancy, has died.
Swift passed away peacefully on Tuesday 18th April, after a short illness.
Swift worked for seven years at Virago Press before co-founding The Literary Consultancy (TLC) together with Hannah Griffiths in 1996. The UK's first editorial consultancy for writers, its aim was to bridge the gap between writers, agents and publishers; Jenny Downham, Tina Seskis, Penny Pepper, Neamat Imam and Kerry Young are among the authors TLC has supported to publication. 
A debut published by Oneworld, Fever Dream by Argentinian novelist Samanta Schweblin, translated by Megan McDowell, has been shortlisted for the £50,000 Man Booker International Prize 2017.
Bernard Cornwell
Bernard Cornwell is to publish a new title with HarperCollins set in the Elizabethan period in a "dramatic new departure" for the author.
Sarah Perry
Sarah Perry and Clare Mackintosh have joined the likes of Jodi Picoult and Robert Harris on this summer’s Richard and Judy Book Club list with W H Smith.
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry is publishing a retelling of the Greek myths with Michael Joseph this autumn. 

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