Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize in literature

Alice Munro is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature. The Canadian author was lauded for being "master of the short story" by Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy.Alice Munro is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature. The Canadian author was lauded for being "master of the short story" by Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-10-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Barnes trade favourite for Booker win

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 06/09/2011 - 16:00 Bookmaker William Hill has Julian Barnes as the favourite to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction after the shortlist was announced today. Retailers Waterstone's and Daunt Books agree Barnes' The Sense of An Ending (Jonathan... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kay wins Scottish Book of the Year award

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 26/08/2011 - 14:34 Jackie Kay has won the £30,000 Scottish Book of the Year award for her autobiography Red Dust Road (Picador). The award, which is run by Creative Scotland, was presented to Kay by Dame Jenni Murray today (26th August) at an... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Orwell prize to blog "hop-picking" stories

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Thu, 25/08/2011 - 07:00 The Orwell Prize is to blog George Orwell’s “hop-picking” diary entries, which went on to form part of his novel A Clergyman’s Daughter. Starting today, the political writing award will post a daily blog 80 years to the day that... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Will January 1, 2013, Be Doomsday for Publishers?

As Don Henley told the New York Times, what's at stake is "fairness" and "parity." The Eagles lead singer, who also heads a group called the Recording Artists Coalition, was referring to a revision to copyright law, made in the 1970s, that could drastically affect the ownership of some of the... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-08-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Egmont wins rights to CBeebies hit

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Tue, 09/08/2011 - 09:05 Egmont has won the publishing contract for the latest preschool series to run on CBeebies, Baby Jake, which launched in July and which is expected to be the next big children’s hit. Baby Jake was developed by Darrall Macqueen... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Total Media wins account for the Folio Society

The Folio Society has awarded its media account to Total Media, as the 64-year-old publisher tries to overcome the market challenges presented by ebooks. Continue reading at Media Week

[ Media Week | 2011-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trollope new chair of Orange Prize

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 01/08/2011 - 08:45 The Orange Prize for Fiction has appointed author Joanna Trollope as its chair of judges for 2012, only the second time a novelist has chaired the prize. Kate Mosse, author and co-founder and honorary director of the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hollinghurst favourite to win Man Booker

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 26/07/2011 - 16:42 William Hill has installed former Man Booker winner Alan Hollinghurst as the 5/1 favourite to clinch the prize for the second time for his novel The Stranger's Child (Picador). The longlist was announced this afternoon and the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lee Child wins Crime Novel of the Year

Publication Date: Thu, 21/07/2011 - 21:09 Lee Child has been awarded the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year for his Jack Reacher thriller 61 Hours (Transworld), beating authors including Mark Billingham who has won the prize twice before. It is the first time Child has won the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oxford poetry professor up for Forward prize

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 14/07/2011 - 09:00 Oxford Professor of Poetry Geoffrey Hill will compete against former winners David Harsent and Sean O’Brien to win The Forward poetry prize for Best Collection on its 20th anniversary. Hill took the coveted Oxford poetry role... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kent wins Libraries Change Lives award

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 13/07/2011 - 08:41 This year's CILIP Libraries Change Lives award has been won by Kent county council's 'Making the Difference' project. The project welcomes adults with learning disabilities into libraries. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jason Wallace wins Branford Boase

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Thu, 07/07/2011 - 14:13 Debut author Jason Wallace has won the Branford Boase award for his novel, Out of Shadows (Andersen Press), which has previously also won the Costa Children's Book Award. The award, which recognises debut authors, is shared by... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library campaigners win right to judicial review over closures

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[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dikötter scoops Samuel Johnson Prize

Publication Date: Wed, 06/07/2011 - 20:00 Academic Frank Dikötter has won the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011 for his “meticulous account of a brutal manmade calamity”, Mao’s Great Famine (Bloomsbury). The announcement was made by chair of the judges, Ben Macintyre, at an awards... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Walker Books launches prize in tribute to late founder

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Fri, 01/07/2011 - 09:00 Walker Books has launched an award for new illustration to help mark the 20th anniversary of the death of the company's founder, Sebastian Walker. The Sebastian Walker Award will be run in collaboration with the MA course in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Booktrust puts three prizes on hold due to funding cuts

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 28/06/2011 - 11:18 Booktrust has suspended the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, Booktrust Early Years Award and Booktrust Teenage Prize for 2011, blaming funding cuts. The book charity said it hopes to bring them "back with a bang next year", so... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Longlist revealed for Royal Society Winton Prize

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Mon, 27/06/2011 - 10:01 Titles on waves, malaria and spiders’ webs have been longlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books. The 13 titles also include titles by Matt Ridley, Tim Flanney and Alex Bellos. Chair of judges, author Monica... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shortlist revealed for Royal Society Winton Prize

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[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Anjali Joseph scoops Desmond Elliott Prize

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 24/06/2011 - 08:39 Anjali Joseph has won the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize for her "faultlessly written" novel Saraswati Park. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ness wins CILIP Carnegie, attacks govt over libraries

Written By: Caroline Horn Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 11:32 Walker Books author Patrick Ness has won this year's CILIP Carnegie Medal for his novel Monsters of Men (Walker Books), using the ceremony today to attack the government's library cuts and to accuse education secretary Michael... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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