Tuesday, May 01, 2018

From The Bookseller

Sainsbury's Asda
Trade insiders say the proposed merger of the UK's second and third largest supermarkets, Sainsbury's and Walmart-owned ASDA, could limit the range of books on offer and put a squeeze on publishers for higher discounts.
Child Reading
School librarians are unable to buy the range of books they want due to budget cuts, meaning children are not getting access to non-fiction and diverse titles, library professionals have told The Bookseller.
Eimear McBride
Eimear McBride, Kit de Waal and Sally Rooney are among the writers from "Ireland's current golden age" who are to feature in an anthology for Faber.
Henning Mankell
The final book from Henning Mankell is among the titles to be shortlisted for the 2018 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year.
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood, Evelyn Schlag and Jackie Morris have been named the recipients of this year’s Hay Festival Medals. 
Carmelite Prize 2018
Student Riko Sekiguchi has won the Carmelite Picture Book Prize with her illustrations for a picture book text by Peter Bently.

Panashe Chigumadzi
The Indigo Press, launched by the MILD group in October, has announced its first title will be about the ousting of Robert Mugabe. 
I B Tauris
Independent I B Tauris has signed novelist Celia Brayfield’s new book Rebel Writers in a deal made with Curtis Brown.
Nobel Prize
The Nobel Prize in Literature may not be awarded this year, following the sexual assault scandal that has rocked the Swedish Academy which governs the prize.
Cheltenham Literature Festival
The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival has recruited a new advisory group made up of editors, agents and journalists to "help ensure the festival remains at the forefront of the UK’s literary festival scene".
China Flag
Returned Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kei, one of five booksellers taken into custody in 2015 for selling books critical of China's political elite, is opening a new bookshop in Taiwan to combat "forcible control by mainland China".

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