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News UK donates £25k to NLT
June 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

News UK has donated £25,000 to the National Literacy Trust (NLT) as well as three other charities.

Junot Diaz cleared to return to teaching at MIT
June 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

Pulitzer prize-winning author and creative writing professor Junot Diaz has been cleared to teach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) this autumn following harassment claims and an investigation into the author's conduct.

Bullet Journal creator signs book deal
June 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

4th Estate is to publish the Bullet Journal creator’s first book featuring a manifesto for "intentional living". In The Bullet Journal Method, Ryder Carroll, who designed the popular organisational system, will explore how to use his method to track the past, order the present and design the future. Commissioning editor Tom Killingbeck bought UK and Commonwealth…

Symons leaves Parragon as publisher winds down
June 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

Mike Symons, c.e.o. of Parragon, has left the company as it prepares for closure, with only 19 of 140 employees still working at the UK site in Bath, owner DC Thomson has confirmed.

Judith Kerr celebrates 95th birthday
June 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

HarperCollins marked the 95th birthday of author and illustrator Judith Kerr with a cocktail party at the Savoy Hotel in London.

Walliams claims third number one as Grisham's Rooster crows
June 20, 2018 at 1:45 am

David Walliams and Tony Ross’ The World’s Worst Children 3 (HarperCollins) has scored a third straight week in the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 32,809 copies through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.

What is it like being a first-time novelist today? – books podcast
June 19, 2018 at 8:30 am

In some ways, it has never been easier to become an author – but in others, it has never been harder. While self-publishing, blogging and crowdfunding have opened up opportunities, there are also unprecedented financial pressures that determine who can and can’t afford to write, with books cheaper than ever and advances getting lower.On this…

Bluemoose's Myers wins £25k Walter Scott Prize
June 19, 2018 at 1:45 am

Benjamin Myers has won the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction with The Gallows Pole, published by small Yorkshire-based independent press Bluemoose Books.

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