Saturday, January 19, 2019

Latest from The Bookseller

The publishers of the three breakout stars of 2018—Gail Honeyman, Adam Kay and Heather Morris—make big inroads in the league table of publishers.
Penguin Random House is exploring an editorial presence in Manchester, possibly in 2019, in collaboration with the Northern Fiction Alliance with potential financial support from Arts Council England and assistance from the local City Council, The Bookseller understands.
Sue Wilkinson
The Reading Agency’s c.e.o. Sue Wilkinson will retire in July 2019, it has been announced, following a five-year stint of leading the literacy charity.
BookGig, the publisher-agnostic website dedicated to book events, launched by HarperCollins in October 2016, has been acquired by The Bookseller.
Alan Hollinghurst
Man Booker winner Alan Hollinghurst is to chair the judging panel for the 2019 Desmond Elliott Prize.
The Confessions of Frannie Langton
A new blog has been launched to "demystify" the publishing process by showcasing "the personal stories behind the novels" of seven writers, including one of Viking's debuts, Sara Collins.

Headline’s PR team is going on tour with six of its debut authors to repeat the success of last year’s ‘New Voices Roadshow’.
Lisa Smith
Goldsmiths alumna Lisa Smith has won the 2019 Pat Kavanagh Prize, presented by United Agents, for her novel-in-progress The Land of Milk and Honey.
Rachael Bland
Michael O’Mara Books is to partner with charity Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, to donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Rachael Bland’s memoir For Freddie: A Mother's Final Gift to her Son.
The Science of Fate
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a new book from neuroscientist Dr Hannah Critchlow, The Science of Fate, exploring how much of our fate is already predetermined.
Hachette UK
Hachette will cover the cost for any employees who are European Union nationals applying for settled and pre-settled status to continue living in the UK after June 2021. 
Mary Oliver
Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Mary Oliver has died, aged 83, her literary executor has confirmed.

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