Saturday, March 24, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Zoe Ball
A new TV book club hosted by Zoë Ball is launching on ITV in June.
Angie Thomas
US author Angie Thomas has been crowned the overall winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018 for her debut YA novel, The Hate U Give (Walker Books).
Sally Rooney
Gail Honeyman, Sally Rooney and Preti Taneja are among the "powerful array of distinctive voices" on this year's Desmond Elliott Prize longlist. 
Pottermore has confirmed that there has been a "small number of redundancies" at the Harry Potter website as part of a shift in strategy for the site.
Bookshops are finding it harder to justify spots in prime retail locations, business chiefs have warned, as rising rents and business rates continue to be a scourge of the high street.
Imtiaz Dharker
The London Book Fair (LBF) has announced it is running a series of seminars on poetry at this year's event and its first ever “Poet of the Fair” will be Imtiaz Dharker.

Gail Honeyman
Eleanor Oliphant’s Honeyman period is nowhere near over: the novel racked up a sixth successive Weekly E-Book Ranking number one in the seven days to 10th March.
Catherine Simpson
4th Estate will publish writer Catherine Simpson’s memoir which explores the impact of her sister’s suicide and the posthumous discovery of her diaries.
A strong performance from Scholastic’s International division, including the UK, helped the company increase sales 3% in the third quarter.
Elizabeth is Missing
Emma Healey’s bestselling 2015 novel Elizabeth is Missing (Viking) will be adapted by "Swallows and Amazons" screenwriter Andrea Gibb into a 90-minute film for BBC One.
Katherine Rundell
Macmillan Children’s Books will this September publish a collection of stories, based on Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, by Katherine Rundell.
Emily Gravett
Emily Gravett has signed up to illustrate A F Harrold’s new novel, The Afterwards (Bloomsbury Children’s).

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