Interview With Beth O’Leary, Author of WHSmith 2019 Fiction Book of the Year

Congratulations to Beth O'Leary! Her debut novel The Flatshare was recently announced as 2019 Fiction Book of the Year by the British retailer WHSmith—an honor previously bestowed on books such as Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. The post Interview With Beth O’Leary, Author of WHSmith 2019 Fiction Book of the Year by Cassandra Lipp appeared first on Writer's Digest. Continue reading at 'Writer's Digest'

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The British Book Awards: 2019 Books of the Year Shortlists

The British Book Awards, or 'Nibbies'–which comprise both industry and book honors–today announce their books of the year shortlists. The post The British Book Awards: 2019 Books of the Year Shortlists appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Crime fiction boom as book sales rocket past 2019 levels

With bookshops still closed in parts of the UK, sales have surpassed last year’s numbers, with 3.8m print books sold in the last weekBritain’s readers have been emerging from lockdown to restock their bookshelves, with book sales – and particularly crime novels – booming in the three weeks since... Continue reading at The Guardian

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I'm the first black author to win book of the year. I'm proud, but not completely happy

Instead of celebrating myself, I’m going to celebrate the books by black authors that came before meI have a funny thing about winning. I find it overwhelming. I don’t know how to cope or act when things are meant to be “good”. What do I do? Should I be happy? What is that? How many ways can I... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The L.A. Times announces its 2019 Book Prize finalists and a new award for science fiction.

It’s an exciting year for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes! This will be its 40th year of celebrating the literary community. The Times announced their 2019 Book Prize finalists today; the winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on April 17th. Additionally, bestselling crime... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Foyles reveals Books of the Year 2019

Books by Ocean Vuong, Lisa Taddeo and Katherine Rundell have triumphed to be named Foyles 2019 Books of the Year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Quercus strikes fresh two-book deal with Beth O'Leary

Beth O’Leary will publish two more books with Quercus, after signing a "significant" new deal with the publisher. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-14 19:33:17 UTC ]
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National Book Foundation Names 5 Under 35 Authors for 2019

The National Book Foundation named its "5 Under 35" honorees for 2019. The post National Book Foundation Names 5 Under 35 Authors for 2019 appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

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Here is the 2019 Longlist for the National Book Award for Fiction.

It’s here: the final day of the National Book Foundations’ longlist announcements. Yep, it’s time for the fiction list, as chosen by judges Dorothy Allison, Ruth Dickey, Javier Ramirez, Danzy Senna (Chair), and Jeff VanderMeer from a pool of 397 submitted books. It includes two debut short story... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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2019 Australian Children’s Book of the Year Awards Winners

The Children's Book Council of Australia chose the winners of the 2019 Book of the Year Awards. Get the list of winners and honorable mentions here. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Book Expo 2019: Adult Breakfast Authors Say Crime Pays in Literary World

Thursday morning's Adult Book & Author Breakfast featured Rachel Maddow, Malcolm Gladwell, Karin Slaughter, Marjorie Liu, and Ta-Nehisi Coates introducing their newest books, with presentations emphasizing the true crimes that inspired each to write. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Readers can’t get enough World War II fiction, and authors are happy to keep the books coming

Pamela Jenoff, Kate Quinn and other authors talk about how they find inspiration for their novels. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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How Kathryn Scanlan Turned a Stranger's Diary Into One of 2019's Most Fascinating Books of Fiction

From finding the diary at an estate sale in the Midwest to crafting it into fiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BookExpo's Librarians' Lounge 2019: Meet These Great Vesuvian Books Authors

On Wednesday, May 29, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., you can meet some of Vesuvian’s top authors in the Librarians' Lounge (booth 557) and grab some of your first signed copies of the show. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Bologna Book Fair 2019 Attendance Exceeds Last Year’s by 5 Percent

Bologna Children's Book Fair announces a record year in attendance and news coverage, while naming Sharjah as its 2020 Guest of Honor. The post Bologna Book Fair 2019 Attendance Exceeds Last Year’s by 5 Percent appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Beth O'Leary | 'I wrote almost all the book on the train...'

Former Penguin Random House Children’s staffer Beth O’Leary draws upon her own experience of renting in London in her début novel, written largely on her commute. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2019 Winners: ‘World-Class Thinkers and Authors’

This year's recipients of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, as announced to date, come from Morocco, Kuwait, Algeria, Lebanon, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates. The post Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2019 Winners: ‘World-Class Thinkers and Authors’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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London Book Fair 2019: In Canada, a Busy Year for Copyright

Kate Edwards, Executive Director of the Association of Canadian Publishers runs down the latest legal and legislative actions affecting Canadian publishers and authors in the copyright arena. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Issues and Authors at London Book Fair 2019: Women’s Voices

Many events at March's London Book Fair will feature authors and others focusing on women in the business and issues of diversity.  The post Issues and Authors at London Book Fair 2019: Women’s Voices appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Librarians, Let’s Make 2019 the Year of the Book

When ALA introduced its successful Libraries Transform campaign in 2015, it was meant to build on our foundational principles. What’s more foundational to libraries than books? If we envision 2019 as the year of the book, imagine the transformation we might lead. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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