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Gangsta Granny scores hat trick as December has record-breaking start
December 8, 2021 at 1:45 am

David Walliams and Tony Ross' Gangsta Granny Strikes Again! (HarperCollins Children's Books) has spent a third week running in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 46,488 copies through Nielsen BookScan's TCM during a record-breaking start to December for the market.

Knapp wins Ruth Rendell Award for literacy contribution
December 8, 2021 at 1:45 am

Cecilia Knapp, playwright, novelist and the Young People’s Poet Laureate for London, has won the Ruth Rendell Award for her outstanding contribution to raising literacy levels in the UK over the past year.

2021 Watty Awards: An Asexual Romance Takes the Top Prize
December 7, 2021 at 1:11 pm

Winners in the 2021 Watty Awards include stories inducted into the Paid Stories program that allows writers to earn money for their work. The post 2021 Watty Awards: An Asexual Romance Takes the Top Prize appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Words Without Borders: Kaaps Writings From South Africa
December 7, 2021 at 10:38 am

Kaaps is more than the street vernacular it's been assumed by many to be. South Africa's Olivia Coetzee curates a collection of translations. The post Words Without Borders: Kaaps Writings From South Africa appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Guest Post: What Can We Learn from One Million Open Access Articles?
December 7, 2021 at 5:30 am

Springer Nature has published 1,000,000 open access articles. Steven Inchcoombe discusses what they've learned during this process, and what it means for the future of open access. The post Guest Post: What Can We Learn from One Million Open Access Articles? appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

The United Kingdom’s 2022 Portico Prize Announces Its Shortlist
December 7, 2021 at 4:46 am

The Portico Prize for writing from the 'North of England' releases its 2022 shortlist of five books—including three titles by debut authors. The post The United Kingdom’s 2022 Portico Prize Announces Its Shortlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

Feminist retelling of Nineteen Eighty-Four approved by Orwell’s estate
December 7, 2021 at 4:00 am

American writer Sandra Newman’s novel Julia will tell the dystopian story from the perspective of Winston Smith’s loverThe estate of George Orwell has approved a feminist retelling of Nineteen Eighty-Four, which reimagines the story from the perspective of Winston Smith’s lover Julia.Opening with one of literature’s most famous lines – “It was a bright cold…

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