Cape publisher Robertson takes £10k Goldsmiths Prize for 'convention-defying' noir narrative

Jonathan Cape publisher Robin Robertson has taken the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for his "convention-defying novel in verse" The Long Take (Pan Macmillan). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cusk, Laing and Robertson vie for £10k Goldsmiths Prize

Rachel Cusk has been shortlisted for the £10,000 Goldsmiths Prize for the third time in four years while Olivia Laing and Man Booker-shortlisted poet Robin Robertson have also been nominated. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Robertson wins Walter Scott Prize for The Long Take

Robin Robertson has become the first Scot to win the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction with his book The Long Take (Picador). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-17 13:23:17 UTC ]
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Author launches literary prize for 'risk-taking' indie publishers

Award-winning novelist Neil Griffiths is launching a new literary prize to celebrate “small presses producing brilliant and brave literary fiction” in the UK and Ireland - in part because he believes the publishing business model is "terrible". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Cape shortlisted twice for Goldsmiths Prize

The shortlist for the Goldsmiths Prize 2015 has been revealed today (1st October) with the finalists "embodying the spirit of invention." Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-10-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Smith credits Goldsmiths Prize with changing publishing

Author Ali Smith has said the Goldsmiths Prize, which is now in its third year, has encouraged publishers to take risks. The prize, awarded to bold and inventive fiction, was won by Smith last year for How to be Both (Hamish Hamilton). Smith said of the prize: “The change it’s made is that... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Thayil’s feminist take on the New Testament to Cape

Jonathan Cape has bought Jeet Thayil’s new novel Names of the Women – a retelling of the New Testament from the points of view of the women whose roles have been suppressed, reduced or erased from the gospels.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Coronavirus Takes Its Toll on Publishing

As the virus’s spread continues, another conference is canceled, more stores close, and disruptions ripple across the industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers launches writing prize for trans and non-binary writers

Jessica Kingsley Publishers has launched a non-fiction writing prize for trans and non-binary writers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-12 09:48:12 UTC ]
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Publishers take stock following the cancellation of the London Book Fair

Publishers and agents react to the cancellation of one of publishing’s most significant events and seek new ways to host meetings scheduled for the fair Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-05 08:52:23 UTC ]
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Cape to publish Martin Amis autobiographical novel

Jonathan Cape will publish an autobiographical novel by Martin Amis later this year, with the book described as his "most intimate and epic work to date".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-14 00:11:42 UTC ]
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Q&A: Reagan Arthur on taking the reins of book publisher Alfred A. Knopf

Reagan Arthur on becoming head of Alfred A. Knopf, publisher of Toni Morrison, Stieg Larsson and many others. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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'Booker Prize is for readers first and publishers last', says Wood

Gaby Wood, literary director of the Booker Prize Foundation, has said prizes like the Booker are for readers first and foremost, and that they should be treated as an investigation rather than an act of judgement shaping the canon. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-25 12:59:25 UTC ]
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Lucy Ellman 'masterpiece' wins Goldsmiths Prize

Lucy Ellmann’s 1,000-page novel written almost entirely in one long sentence, Ducks, Newburyport (Galley Beggar Press), has won the £10,000 2019 Goldsmiths Prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-13 10:44:25 UTC ]
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Craven wins CWA Gold Dagger; No Exit takes inaugural publisher's award

Novelist M W Craven has won the prestigious Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year for The Puppet Show (Constable/Little, Brown). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-24 19:31:10 UTC ]
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Peirene Stevns Translation Prize postponed after publisher objects

A prize for new translators run by indie Peirene Press has been delayed after a European publisher objected to a "beginner" working on its book. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-23 05:12:59 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury to publish Washington Post's Leonnig and Rucker's take on Trump

Bloomsbury will publish a book by Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalists Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker on Donald Trump's reinvention of the presidency. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-08 01:53:56 UTC ]
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Cape pre-empts Stonebridge's 'bold' take on Hannah Arendt

Jonathan Cape has pre-empted Lyndsey Stonebridge's "bold reexamination of the life and ideas" of German-American philosopher Hannah Arendt. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-04 05:39:34 UTC ]
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Ellmann, Haddon and Levy make Goldsmiths Prize shortlist

Lucy Ellmann, Mark Haddon and Deborah Levy are among the authors on a shortlist dominated by indie presses for this year’s Goldsmiths Prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-02 14:28:53 UTC ]
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Caroline Criado Perez's gender data gap 'exposé' takes £25k Royal Society Science Book Prize

Feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez’s "exposé" on the gender data gap, Invisible Women (Chatto & Windus), has scooped the £25,000 Royal Society Science Book Prize. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-23 14:17:51 UTC ]
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