Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Latest from The Bookseller

Shami Chakrabarti
Shadow attorney general Shami Chakrabarti has expressed support for Kamila Shamsie’s proposal for a Year of Publishing Women in 2018 ahead of the publication of her feminist call to arms, in favour of "radical solutions” to address the pervasive problem of gender inequality worldwide.
Diana & Dodi
Biteback has pulled a title claiming to tell the “true story” of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed's fatal crash in 1997 following "an abrupt change of mind" from Fayed's father, Mohammad Al Fayed.
Richard Gordon
Dr Gordon Ostlere, who wrote novels under the penname Richard Gordon, has died aged 95.
N K Jemisin
N K Jemisin has won the Hugo award for best novel for the second time after being the first black person to claim the science fiction prize last year.
Billy Vunipola
Headline has acquired world rights in a first book by Saracens and England rugby international player Billy Vunipola.
Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year
The 17-strong longlist for the 2017 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year has been announced, with perspectives on modern phenomena such as driverless cars, Uber and the history of the iPhone, and studies on Facebook, Google, and Amazon making the cut.

The Book of Harlan
Director Mark Tonderai has acquired the film rights to Jacaranda Books title The Book of Harlan by Bernice L. McFadden.
Why Dylan Matters
William Collins is set to launch its music list with a book by Harvard classics professor Richard F Thomas on why Bob Dylan matters.

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