Thursday, February 01, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Helen Dunmore
The late Helen Dunmore has been awarded the Costa Book of the Year award posthumously for her "life affirming" tenth and final collection, Inside the Wave (Bloodaxe Books), which was written while she was dying from cancer. 
Meryl Halls
Tim Godfray is stepping back from his role as chief executive of the Booksellers Association (BA) after 33 years, with Meryl Halls promoted to managing director of the trade body.
Lose Weight for Good
Tom Kerridge has rustled up a third week in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, as Lose Weight for Good (Absolute) bounced upwards 31.5% in volume week on week and leapfrogged Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury (Little, Brown).
Black Dog Publishing
Islington-based art and culture press Black Dog Publishing has gone into liquidation, with creditors owed more than £700,000.
P G Bell
Usborne has acquired three books by debut author P G Bell in what has been described as the publisher's “most significant acquisition to date”.
Judith Curr
Judith Curr, president and publisher at Atria Publishing Group, is leaving after 19 years with Simon & Schuster US.

barbara Kingsolver
Faber is set to release a "major" Barbara Kingsolver novel later this year, entitled Unsheltered.
Jhalak Prize 2017
Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Reni Eddo-Lodge are some of the authors in the running for the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour, on a longlist of books published mostly by independent presses.
Chis Hughes
Coronet has acquired "Love Island" star Chris Hughes’ autobiography, entitled You Bantering Me?, to publish this spring. 
Literature Matters
Brixton Review of Books among projects given RSL grants
The Royal Society of Literature has revealed the six recipients of its 2018 RSL Literature Matters Awards which provides writers with financial support to undertake a new literary project.
Bodley Head
The Bodley Head has pre-empted an investigation into Britain’s "radical new politics" by political journalist Jack Shenker.
Simon & Schuster UK
Simon & Schuster UK has launched a new podcast offering interviews, insights, discussions and ideas as well as exclusive essays from authors, on the world of books, culture and society.

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