Friday, May 26, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Hisham Matar has won the first £20,000 Rathbones Folio Prize for his "profound and powerful" memoir The Return (Viking).
Hay Festival
Hay Festival is stepping up its security following the attack on Manchester Arena this week.
Goldsboro Books has launched a new £2,000 prize for “compelling” contemporary fiction.
William D. Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has resigned from his post shortly ahead of news that the White House plans its "orderly closure".
Little, Brown is publishing Scottish broadcaster Eddie Mair's first book, plus one other, following a five-way auction. 
Footballer Joey Barton has won the Cross Sports Book Awards for autobiography of the year.

Curtis Brown
Debi Allen, founder of DAA Management, is joining Curtis Brown as the agency acquires her company.
Ali Smith
Ali Smith has been longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2017 for the first in her Seasonal four-part series, Autumn (Hamish Hamilton). 
Watkins Media has appointed Chris Wold to the role of group sales director in a bid to strengthen the global sales for the trade publishing imprints.
The location for the New York Rights Fair launched by Bologna Fiere has been revealed and is set to take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in midtown Manhattan.
The Dome Press, the new publishing imprint of D H H Literary Agency, has signed Claire Dyer’s new novel, The Last Day.

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