HarperCollins signs 'SAS' star Ant Middleton
February 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

HarperCollins has acquired world rights for two books by Ant Middleton, ex-special forces sniper and star of Channel 4’s hit show "SAS: Who Dares Wins".

BAFTA gong for Call Me By Your Name
February 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

The Korean film adaptation of Sarah Waters’ bestselling Fingersmith triumphed at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) last night, along with the documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro”, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, and James Ivory’s adaptation of 2007 novel Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman.

Irish writers unite to get Hannigan's book to number one
February 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

Irish authors have launched a social media campaign to get Emma Hannigan's latest novel, Letters To My Daughters, to number one after the mother-of-two revealed she has "little time left" to live.

Nourry: 'the e-book is a stupid product'
February 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

Hachette Group c.e.o. Arnaud Nourry has expressed frustration with the e-book format, calling it a "stupid product" and forecasting its sales would continue to plateau because of a lack of innovation.

Catching up with 2017's #YA10
February 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

Ahead of the 2018 YA Book Prize shortlist announcement, we catch up with some of last year's #YA10 authors.

Charco and Les Fugitives make 2018 RofC shortlist
February 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

Fledgling small presses Charco Press and Dostoevsky Wannabe have been shortlisted for the 2018 Republic of Consciousness Prize alongside Influx Press, Les Fugitives, Little Island Press and Galley Beggar.

Women better represented in Victorian novels than modern, finds study
February 19, 2018 at 10:44 am

Analysis finds proportion of female authors and characters fell after 19th century, with male authors remaining ‘remarkably resistant’ to writing women Women in novels have tended to “feel”, while men “get”; women smile or laugh, while men grin or chuckle. An analysis of more than 100,000 novels spanning more than 200 years shows how gendered…