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Announced tonight, the winners: ●     The Best Actress Dagger Keeley Hawes, Line of Duty ●     The Best Actor Dagger Matthew McConaughey, True Detective ●     The Specsavers ITV3 Crime Thriller Book … Continue reading

October 24, 2014

Anthony Horowitz to Pen New James Bond Novel Inspired by Original Unseen Fleming Material

Ian Fleming Publications Ltd., The Ian Fleming Estate, the Orion Publishing Group, and HarperCollins US and Canada are delighted to announce that international bestselling and award-winning writer Anthony Horowitz is … Continue reading

October 2, 2014

Sue Townsend RIP

Very sad to read of the death of Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole.  There is a wonderful obituary written at The Guardian, here. Many of us entered adulthood to … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · 6 Comments

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2014 Shortlist

The shortlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize of Fiction 2014 was announced earlier this evening: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Americanah (Fourth Estate) Hannah Kent – Burial Rites (Picador) Jhumpa Lahiri … Continue reading

April 7, 2014

2014 Desmond Elliott Prize Longlist Announced

The longlist for this year’s Desmond Elliott Prize was announced today. ‘Launched in 2007, The Desmond Elliott Prize has quickly become established as the premier prize for new fiction. Every … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2014 Murder and Mayhem – four books left to vote for

Within the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards we have one called Murder and Mayhem. Every week from 20 January 2014 the two books with the least votes in each poll will … Continue reading

February 10, 2014

The Inaugural 2014 Folio Prize Shortlist Announced

The shortlist of eight books for the inaugural Folio Prize has been announced today. The prize is open to English language writers from all over the world and includes poetry, … Continue reading

February 10, 2014

Little, Brown buys Constable and Robinson in the UK

The big news of the day: Hachette Group’s Little, Brown is buying indie Constable and Robinson.  More info at The Bookseller HERE.

February 3, 2014

Costa Book Awards 2013 Winners Announced 28 January 2014

2013 Costa Novel Award Kate Atkinson for Life After Life (Doubleday) 2013 Costa First Novel Award Nathan Filer for The Shock of the Fall (HarperCollins) 2013 Costa Biography Award Lucy … Continue reading

January 28, 2014

UK National Book Awards Winners 2013

The winners of the UK’s Specsavers National Book Awards 2013 have been announced and awarded tonight and are listed below.  The public vote or the Specsavers National Book of the … Continue reading

December 11, 2013