French appointed as Lessing biographer

Historian Patrick French has been appointed as Doris Lessing’s new biographer. Lessing died in November 2013 at the age of 94. French is the author of The World Is What It Is: The Authorised Biography of V. S. Naipaul (Picador), which won the Hawthornden Prize and The National Book Critics Circle Award. He has been appointed by the literary executors of Lessing’s estate. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lese-majesty? Far less so for William and Kate in the French courts

The duke and duchess have discovered that, in Europe, damages come nowhere near the inflated totals awarded in the royal courts of justiceA happy day for William and Kate. Another baby on the way. Eight somewhat unctuous pages of the Mail celebrating their fecundity. Then splat! A French court... Continue reading at The Guardian

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French poll says publishers less reliable than a decade ago

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Thu, 19/05/2011 - 09:58 Fewer French booksellers think publishers are "serious and reliable" than they did 10 years ago, a survey has revealed. Among 430 representative outlets surveyed in a poll taken for French trade weekly Livres Hebdo between... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Less! Less! Less!: How the miniseries took over television

From Quiz to Chernobyl, the one-off television series is the perfect antidote to the relentlessness of multi-season shows. But do they ultimately leave us wanting more?Broadcast across three nights as lockdown kept us glued to our sofas, ITV’s Quiz was the first new drama in a long time that... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Less is less

Could the publishing industry learn a lesson from Marvel's latest blockbuster hit "Endgame"? Philip Jones thinks so. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Broken Sleep Books appoints editorial board

Independent press Broken Sleep Books is to appoint an editorial board, in a move that expands the company. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Beecroft appointed Collins Learning m.d.

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Viking signs 'spellbinding' new Tana French novel

Viking has signed a “spellbinding” new novel from Tana French about a retired Chicago police officer who moves to a small rural Irish town, and is drawn into the mystery of a missing boy. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Buster Books acquires Jess French's mindfulness-inspired picture book

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French publishers warn of 'severe and lasting damage' from pandemic

The French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE) said on Tuesday (19th May) that the Covid-19 pandemic has inflicted “severe and lasting damage” to French publishers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Australian appoints Michelle Gunn as first female editor in newspaper's 56-year history

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Anna Bond appointed Octopus m.d., as Goff departs

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