Henning Mankell dies after cancer battle

Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell has died following a battle with neck and lung cancer.  His UK publishers, Penguin Random House imprints Vintage and Harvill Secker, said it was a "privilege to have worked with a man of such talent and passion" and that the world was "a sadder place for having lost such a charismatic and honourable man." A leading figure in the 'Nordic noir' genre, Mankell is best known for the Wallander series featuring detective Kurt Wallander. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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HarperNonFiction wins four-way battle for Fisher

HarperNonFiction has won a four-way auction for Women in the War by Times defence editor Lucy Fisher. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Jan Morris, artful travel writer who broke many boundaries, dies at 94

A writer of extraordinary range and productivity, she was also one of the world’s first well-known transgender public figures. Her book “Conundrum” was an international best seller. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Harvill Secker wins eight-publisher battle for Faloyin

Harvill Secker has triumphed in an eight-publisher auction for the “invigoratingly original” Africa Is Not A Country by Dipo Faloyin. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-17 22:48:05 UTC ]
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Grove Atlantic Executive Editor Joan Bingham Dies at 85

Joan Bingham, longtime executive editor of Grove Atlantic and a key figure in the merger that created the house, died October 31. She was 85. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Fred Klein, Who Helped Build Bantam Books, Dies at 97

Fred Klein, who helped make Bantam Books a major force in mass market paperback publishing in the 1960s and 1970s, died on October 22. He was described by a former colleague as "the greatest ringmaster the publishing world has ever known.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Daniel Menaker, Book Editor Who Wrote With Wit, Dies at 79

After 26 years at The New Yorker, he became chief editor at Random House, overseeing works by a raft of luminaries. He wrote a half-dozen well-received books of his own. Continue reading at The New York Times

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What Barack Obama's memoir reveals about his long battle for healthcare reform

In an excerpt from his upcoming memoir published by the New Yorker, former President Barack Obama recalls the long battle for healthcare reform. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Tom Maschler, Bold British Publisher and Booker Prize Founder, Dies at 87

He fostered the careers of more than a dozen Nobel laureates, including Gabriel García Márquez, Nadine Gordimer and Doris Lessing. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Summersdale signs Dr Kaye's cancer diary

Summersdale has signed Doctors Get Cancer Too: A Doctor’s Diary of Life and Recovery from Cancer by Dr Philippa Kaye, featuring a foreword by broadcaster Sara Cox. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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In Germany: Audiobooks, Ebooks, and the ‘Battle for Attention’

A new look at German consumers' responses to a survey was reported during a week in which Frankfurter Buchmesse 'lived' on screens. The post In Germany: Audiobooks, Ebooks, and the ‘Battle for Attention’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Former HC creative director Ben North dies

Ben North, the poet and former creative director at HarperCollins, has passed away aged 49 following treatment for brain tumours. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Biden Town Hall Leads Trump in Ratings Battle

Early Nielsen figures showed Joseph R. Biden Jr. drawing 13.9 million viewers, against 13.1 million for President Trump, a ratings obsessive. Continue reading at The New York Times

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A young lawyer battling for women caught up in mass incarceration

Brittany Barnett reveals the ways both crime and punishment disrupt families and intimate relationships. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Publisher Tom Maschler dies, aged 87

British publisher and writer Tom Maschler–who published authors including Joseph Heller and Gabriel García Márquez, and who masterminded the Booker Prize–has died aged 87.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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To highlight the publication of the new edition of 'The Cancer Journals' by Penguin Classics, Penguin Random House is partnering with the Black Women’s Health Imperative to connect the real-world impact of Audre Lorde’s work with the community that influenced it. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Viking swoops in six-way battle for Hauser's Crane Wife

Viking has triumphed in a six-way auction for The Crane Wife by C J Hauser, an essay collection including her account of going on a scientific expedition to study the whooping crane 10 days after calling off her engagement. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Stephen Barnes, Partner in Law Firm With Cellino, Dies at 61

A jingle helped them transform a two-partner practice in Buffalo into a 50-lawyer personal injury behemoth in New York State and California. Mr. Barnes died in a plane crash. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Erika A. Niedowski, a former Sun foreign correspondent and 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist, dies

Erika A. Niedowski, a former Sun foreign correspondent and Moscow bureau chief who was a 2004 Pulitzer Prize finalist and later worked for The Associated Press, died Friday of undetermined causes at Rhode Island Hospital two days before her 47th birthday. Continue reading at Baltimore Sun

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Harold Evans, Crusading Newspaperman With a Second Act, Dies at 92

In Britain, he helped redefine high-quality newspapers and challenged legal restrictions on the press. In America, he brought new scope and glitz to book publishing as the head of Random House. Continue reading at The New York Times

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