Faber finds Nile style is just what doctor ordered

Faber has bought rights to Petina Gappah's second novel, The Last Journey of Doctor Livingstone. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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2019 Faber Andlyn Prize winners revealed

The winners of the Faber Andlyn Prize for undiscovered BAME writers and illustrators have been revealed, with Sarah Christou and Simji Park taking the top illustration gong while the writing award went to Nadia Attia and Ayesha Braganza. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-24 21:43:16 UTC ]
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Faber triumphs in ‘hard-fought’ five-publisher auction for historian’s debut

Faber & Faber triumphed in a "hard-fought" five-way auction to publish historian Edward Shawcross’s debut book. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-20 16:32:54 UTC ]
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Faber snaps up Sam Knight non-fiction as Amazon triumphs in 19-way auction for screen rights

Faber will publish a major work of non-fiction by New Yorker staff writer Sam Knight, as Amazon Studios options screen rights after a 19-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-20 07:26:12 UTC ]
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The dying author of ‘The Leopard’ finds new life in ‘Lampedusa’

A man’s death and a masterpiece’s birth are the conjoined subjects of Steven Price’s historical novel. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-19 13:00:00 UTC ]
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‘What’s taking so long?’: children’s books still neglect BAME readers, finds study

Although picture has improved since 2017, research shows that last year only 4% of books for the youngest readers featured a minority ethnic heroIn most children’s books, according to one London primary school pupil, “people are peach”. Another feels there are “no black people” in the stories... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-09-19 11:15:59 UTC ]
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HQ snaps up second book from prison doctor Amanda Brown

HQ will publish the second book by Dr Amanda Brown, of the bestselling debut The Prison Doctor. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-18 18:43:42 UTC ]
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David Cameron publication day: Former PM hits campaign trail as HarperCollins hails pre-order success

David Cameron marked publication day of his autobiography today with a flurry of high profile interviews as HarperCollins hails the success of his memoir.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-18 16:43:56 UTC ]
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Carl Shuker’s ‘A Mistake’ examines — and reexamines — a doctor’s missteps

The novel shows the ways different people interpret and revise what they witnessed, limning events in telling ways. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-18 15:16:07 UTC ]
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Slight increase in BAME representation in children's books, CLPE report finds

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) has revealed that there has been a slight increase in children's books featuring a BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) character – from 4% in 2017 to 7% last year – with a rise in BAME central protagonists, from 1% to 4% in its second... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-18 14:42:56 UTC ]
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Once again, Tracy Chevalier finds inspiration in an unsung woman from history

Chevalier’s new novel, ‘A Single Thread,’ tells the tale of a woman who embroiders cushions for a grand British cathedral. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-17 16:00:00 UTC ]
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Secrecy measures for Testaments revealed: Printers subjected to airport-style security

Margaret Atwood’s follow-up to The Handmaid’s Tale was subject of intense media scrutiny and—as its publisher and agent reveal—repeated hacking attacks and tight security processes. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-13 02:10:01 UTC ]
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Faber to publish Lyra McKee anthology to mark anniversary of her death

Faber will publish an anthology of journalist’s Lyra McKee’s work to mark the anniversary of her death. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-11 00:46:39 UTC ]
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Fleet signs 'beautiful' book from ex-editor turned doctor Harrison

Fleet has signed a “beautiful” book from ex-Granta magazine editor Sophie Harrison about how she decided to retrain as a doctor at the age of 28. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-09 00:59:41 UTC ]
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A master of the short story finds humor in the darkest places

Etgar Keret’s “Fly Already” consists of miniature vignettes that deliver maximum emotions. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-06 22:14:34 UTC ]
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Amazon US delivers pre-order copies of The Testaments a week early

https://www.thebookseller.com/news/atwood-star-global-cinema-event-six-string-uk-tour-970551Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments has been sent out to some readers a week before publication due to “retailer error”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-04 14:55:27 UTC ]
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A Debut Novel Reimagines the C.I.A.’s Efforts to Promote ‘Doctor Zhivago’

In Lara Prescott’s “The Secrets We Kept,” young women participate in a covert plan to influence the Cold War using Boris Pasternak’s censored love story. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-09-02 18:51:54 UTC ]
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Tributes to Doctor Who novelist Terrance Dicks after death, aged 84

Terrance Dicks, children’s author and writer of numerous Doctor Who novels and episodes, has died at the age of 84. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-02 00:08:34 UTC ]
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Faber scoops dairy farmer Rijneveld's debut in three-way auction

Faber has snapped up the rights to a debut Dutch novel by 28-year-old poet and dairy farmer Marieke Lucas Rijneveld following a three-way auction. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-01 15:44:03 UTC ]
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Barry's Days Without End follow-up goes to Faber

Laureate for Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry has written a follow-up to his Costa-winning Days Without End, dubbed "brave and beautiful" by publisher Faber. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-29 06:27:08 UTC ]
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A robot read 3.5 million books to find we describe women by appearance, and men by virtue.

Researchers have used machine-learning (a reading robot!) to read 3.5 million books published between 1900 and 2008, and tally all the adjectives used to describe men and women. Not surprisingly, women in books are beautiful and men are true-hearted! Yup, when positively described, women (or... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-08-28 13:30:07 UTC ]
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