Friday, June 23, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Golden Hill
Francis Spufford has been awarded the 2017 Desmond Elliott Prize for his "miraculously constructed" debut Golden Hill (Faber).
Laura Macdougal
Laura Macdougall is joining United Agents next month after two “wonderful” years with Tibor Jones & Associates.
A General Theory of Oblivion (Harvill Secker) by Jose Eduardo Agualusa, translated from Portuguese by Daniel Hahn, has won the €100k International Dublin Literary Award.
Jo Hardacre
Jo Hardacre is leaving HarperCollins to begin a freelance venture.
Daniel Hahn
Writer, editor and translator Daniel Hahn is donating half his winnings from the International Dublin Literary Award to help establish a new prize for debut literary translation - the TA First Translation Prize. 
Emma Watson‏ is hiding 100 copies of The Handmaid’s Tale in Paris as part of her “book fairy” duties.

Design Awards
Madalyn Farley, Elliot Lee and Beth Ewens were revealed by Penguin Random House UK last night (22nd June) as the winners of its 2017 Student Design Awards.
Lewis Hine
Kings Road Publishing has signed the memoir of 16-year-old disability campaigner and social media star Lewis Hine, set to be released next spring.
Three stories showcasing “the finest new Scottish children’s writing” have been revealed on the Kelpies Prize shortlist.
Thomas Merrington
Thomas Merrington has been promoted to creative director at Penguin Ventures, charged with setting the creative direction for all Penguin Ventures brands.
IB Tauris
I B Tauris is to publish a "timely" new non-fiction book on the relationship between Islamist and far-right extremism.
Fiona Mitchel
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a debut novel, The Maid’s Room by Fiona Mitchel, about the maltreatment of domestic workers in Singapore.

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