Saturday, May 12, 2018

Latest from The Bookseller

Meryl Halls
Academic publishing chiefs are being urged to try their hand at working in a campus bookshop in a bid to bring the two arms of the trade closer together.
Kayo Chingonyi
Zambian-born British poet Kayo Chingonyi has won the £30,000 Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize for his debut collection Kumukanda (Chatto).
Sarah Knight
Quercus has acquired three new titles from the author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k, Sarah Knight.
Andersen Press is planning a year-long celebration of Elmer the Elephant for 2019, to mark 30 years since David McKee’s first Elmer book was published.
PRH Children's imprint Ladybird has appointed two new members to its editorial team, Libby Walden and Samia Gundkalli, while promoting Rianna Mezzullo.
Viv Groskop
Abrams Press has acquired a "jaunty tour" through French fiction by writer and comedian Viv Groskop titled Au Revoir, Tristesse.

Wales Book of the Year
Independent publisher Y Lolfa dominates two categories of the Welsh-language Wales Book of the Year shortlists.
Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp
Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp has been appointed director of The Africa Centre, an organisation with a 50-year legacy of supporting writers from Africa and its diaspora.
An updated version of Authorfy, the online platform connecting children’s authors and schools, will launch next week.
To Kill a Mockingbird
The production of a Broadway version of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird is to continue following an agreement between producers and Lee's Estate.
Poetry For A Change
Independent publisher Otter-Barry Books will this autumn publish Poetry For a Change, the official children’s anthology for National Poetry Day on 4th October. 
Liverpool University Press
Liverpool University Press is partnering with Northcote House Publishers for publication of the series Writers and their Work.

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