Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Carnegie winners
Ruta Sepetys has won the CILIP Carnegie Medal while Lane Smith has scooped the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, meaning that both awards have been taken by Americans for the first time in their history.
The Creative Industries Federation has issued its Brexit "red lines” in the week the Article 50 negotiations formally begin.
Judith Kerr
HarperCollins has bought a new book from Judith Kerr, inspired by the 94-year-old author's ninth pet cat Katinka.
Writer's House
Writers House literary agency in the US has announced the closure of its UK office, with UK operations being taken in-house. 
Elise Dillsworth
Literary agent Elise Dillsworth is entering into an association with Caskie Mushens Ltd.
Val McDermid
Bloody Scotland today (20th June) revealed the longlist for the McIlvanney Prize Scottish Crime Book of the Year Award 2017.

Pottermore Book Club
Pottermore has launched its Wizarding World Book Club community pages and revealed the first themes up for discussion online. 
Finding My Virginity
Sir Richard Branson is publishing a new autobiography with Virgin Books, called Finding My Virginity.
Huw Armstrong
Huw Armstrong, previously assistant editor at Century, has been appointed editor for non-fiction at Hodder & Stoughton.
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood has said she would like to see those who have been killed in the fight to protect free speech honoured, either through a statue or a wall in London's Hyde Park. 
Allen & Unwin has signed the first book by journalist Anna-Marie Crowhurst in a "major acquisition" which signals a "strong move towards upmarket historical fiction" for the Atlantic Books imprint.

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