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April 17, 2018
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Feminist Fortnight
Over 25 radical and independent bookshops are taking part in a two-week long celebration of feminist books in a bid to add to the debate about diversity in publishing and showcase books by women writers.
Class Pay Gap
A report slamming representation in the arts has highlighted a "class pay gap" in publishing of up to £23,000 a year and found that people of working class origins make up just 12.6% of the sector.
Jon Wood
Jon Wood, Orion’s group publisher, is leaving the company after 18 years.
Ocean Vuong
Rights to T S Eliot Prize winner Ocean Vuong’s debut novel have been snapped up around the world, with Jonathan Cape clinching rights to publish it in the UK.
Matt Wright
Matt Wright, who has been running Hachette UK's distribution business as managing director, is being promoted to c.e.o. of Hachette UK Distribution.
Pulitzer Prizes
Novelist Andrew Sean Greer and poet Frank Bidart were among those awarded Pulitzer Prizes this year, alongside rapper Kendrick Lamar and the New York Times team which broke the Harvey Weinstein story.

Write | Now
PRH is opening its WriteNow scheme up to picture book illustrators to better serve and represent its youngest readers.
Walt Scott Prize
Jennifer Egan, Benjamin Myers and Paul Lynch are among the authors shortlisted for the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.
Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment
Penguin Random House has bought a new children’s series, about a girl genius called Max Einstein, by James Patterson.
Wolfson Foundation
Allen Lane and Yale University Press (YUP) both have two books apiece on the £40,000 Wolfson History Prize 2018 shortlist, which recognises and celebrates books which combine excellence in historical research with readability for a general audience.
Elisa Offord
HarperCollins Children’s Books has appointed Elisa Offord as interim marketing director, covering Alex King's maternity leave.
Geovani Martins
Faber has acquired a debut book by 26-year-old Brazilian writer Geovani Martins.

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