Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Man Booker Prize 2017 Shortlist Announced
The Man Booker Prize has announced its shortlist for the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and it includes Paul Auster and George Saunders. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, October 17 at a ceremony at London’s Guildhall, to be broadcast by the BBC.
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Canongate Acquires Severn House
Canongate has bought Severn House Publishers, for an undisclosed sum, from owner Edwin Buckhalter. With the acquisition, Buckhalter will retain a consultancy role, while Severn publisher Kate Gibb has been promoted to COO of Canongate.
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Former 'Esquire' Editor Warren Tapped for Random House Job
Mark Warren, formerly an editor at 'Esquire,' has been named v-p and executive editor of the Random House imprint, effective October 16. At little Random, he will be acquiring nonfiction, with a focus on politics and history.
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The NBA Poetry Longlist: Contenders for the National Book Award for Poetry include a five-time nominee and three debut collections.

A Trump-Russia Connection Book Deal: In March, Twelve will release a book on Russia and Trump, tentatively titled 'The Russian Connection,' by Michael Isikoff and David Corn.

Houston's Still a Poet’s City: Before Hurricane Harvey and after, Texas's biggest metropolis is as much a poetry town as a petroleum town.

AMC Series on Black Lives Matter Book: AMC is developing a drama based on Wesley Lowery’s bestselling nonfiction book 'They Can’t Kill Us All.'

Danny Strong on His Salinger Biopic: Now that he's profiled the 'Catcher in the Rye' author in film form, the 'Buffy: The Vampire Slayer' veteran wants to write a Trump movie.

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