Thursday, September 14, 2017

Latest News from The Bookseller

Man Booker Prize 2017
The debut novel by York bookseller Fiona Mozley has made the cut for the 2017 Man Booker Prize shortlist, along with debuts by George Saunders and Emily Fridlund.
Severn House
Canongate Books has acquired independent Severn House Publishers from owner Edwin Buckhalter and his family for an undisclosed sum.
5 Ingredients
Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food (Michael Joseph) has rustled up another week in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 56,966 copies for £675,321 according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Ragnar Jonasson
Icelandic authors Yrsa Sigurðardóttir and Ragnar Jonasson are set to sponsor a new crime writing award to encourage more people to write in their first language.
Sir Peter Hall
James Hogan, publisher at Oberon Books, has paid tribute to the late Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, as a "Titan of the theatre" and treasured author who helped to transform the fortunes of the small independent press 15 years ago. 
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has appointed Lettice Franklin as commissioning editor.

PEN international
More than 80% of writers are concerned about censorship and ‘fake news’, according to the “alarming” findings of a study by PEN International.
Viola Hayden
Viola Hayden is to join Little, Brown Book Group as commissioning editor at Sphere Fiction.
Scribe UK is to publish Chicago Rising, an "ambitious" debut novel by Jonathan Carr.
Faber is to publish the tenth novel from David Peace, entitled Patient X, in April 2018.


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