Former BBC Africa correspondent pens 'dramatic' Somalia story

Hurst Publishers has signed The Mayor of Mogadishu: The Story of Chaos and Redemption in the Ruins of Somalia by Andrew Harding, a former BBC Africa correspondent. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cambridge University and First Story unveiled as BBC short story awards partners

First Story and the University of Cambridge are the new partners of the BBC’s short story awards, replacing BookTrust, in a three-year collaboration starting in 2018. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Welsh writer Jo Lloyd scoops £15k BBC National Short Story Award 2019

Welsh writer Jo Lloyd has unanimously won the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University 2019 for her story inspired by a real-life 18th century woman who claimed to be friends with an invisible family living in an invisible mansion. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-30 18:57:26 UTC ]
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Gorman made English PEN director as Byatt joins First Story

English PEN has named its new director as Daniel Gorman, current executive director of the Shubbak Festival. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BBC Books to publish Saward Doctor Who stories

BBC Books will publish novelisations of two "iconic" Doctor Who adventures by Eric Saward, one of the show’s longest serving script editors, later this year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Johnson and Jones join BBC Short Story judging panel

Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Daisy Johnson is joining fellow authors Cynan Jones and Richard Beard to judge the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award with Cambridge University (NSSA). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN Afrikaans, Authors Forum, Outline Objections to South Africa’s Copyright Bill

PEN Afrikaans, like the International Authors Forum, echoes the International Publishers Association in criticizing South Africa's Copyright Amendment Bill. The post PEN Afrikaans, Authors Forum, Outline Objections to South Africa’s Copyright Bill appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-11-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Paolini pens short story collection set in Alagaësia

Fantasy author Christopher Paolini, the author of the Inheritance Cycle, has written a new collection of short stories set in his mythical world of Alagaësia. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Persaud wins £15k BBC Short Story Award

Trinidadian writer Ingrid Persaud has won the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award for her tale about a man reunited with his absent father through the power of chocolate. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Irish TV star Ryan Tubridy pens Christmas jumper story

Walker Books will next month publish a Christmas story by Irish TV presenter Ryan Tubridy, with illustrations by Chris Judge. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fifth all-female shortlist for BBC Short Story Award

For a fifth time, an all-female shortlist has been unveiled for the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award, including a nod for 2013 winner Sarah Hall. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fashion Magazines and Their Dramatic September Weight Loss Stories

Here we are in the third year of our September weigh in, and to probably nobody’s surprise, the news is not good. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this feature, we began weighing and measuring some of the top fashion magazines to see how they stack up (literally and figuratively) against... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2018-08-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BBC Proms and English PEN to showcase refugee talent

English PEN is collaborating with BBC Proms on a new outreach project, Brave New Voices. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN America Announces Refocused Short Story Debut Award, the Bingham Prize

The coming together of the United States' two PEN chapters has given the organization a chance to refocus its Bingham Prize for debut short stories, and it will be awarded in February. The post PEN America Announces Refocused Short Story Debut Award, the Bingham Prize appeared first on... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bryant pens true story of 'heroic group' of gay wartime MPs

Bloomsbury has signed a work of non-fiction by historian and MP Chris Bryant about a heroic group of gay and bisexual MPs. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Giedroyc to judge BBC Short Story Award

Television presenter Mel Giedroyc will chair the BBC National Short Story Award’s judging panel. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BBC launches first interactive audio story with Amazon Alexa

The BBC has launched its first interactive audio story, a sci-fi comedy called "The Inspection Chamber", available through Amazon Alexa. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Somalia: Book Aid International Reaffirms Its Shipment to Africa Educational Trust

Following the horrific truck-bomb attack in Mogadishu, the UK's Book Aid International declares its solidarity with Africa Educational Trust: The post Somalia: Book Aid International Reaffirms Its Shipment to Africa Educational Trust appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-10-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jones scoops £15k BBC Short Story Award

Welsh writer Cynan Jones has won the £15,000 BBC National Short Story Award with BookTrust for his “tenderly devastating exploration of the body”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Three of Granta's Young Novelists up for BBC Short Story Award

Three of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists are shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award with BookTrust worth £15,000. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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