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Granta wins history of deified men after five-way auction
March 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

Granta Books has won a five-way auction for Accidental Gods, a history of men deified against their will – from Haile Selassie to Prince Philip, to Captain Cook, Columbus and the conquest of the New World.

Lithuania’s ‘Day of the Book Smugglers’ Comes to the UK Ahead of London Book Fair
March 16, 2018 at 4:23 pm

Taking to the streets on Lithuania's annual 'Day of the Book Smugglers,' a team of fashionable book runners delivered Lithuanian writings to agents' offices, publishing houses, and media newsrooms ahead of the London Book Fair. The post Lithuania’s ‘Day of the Book Smugglers’ Comes to the UK Ahead of London Book Fair appeared first on…

Lithuania’s ‘Day of the Book Smugglers’ Comes to the UK Ahead of London Book Fair
March 16, 2018 at 4:23 pm

Taking to the streets on Lithuania's annual 'Day of the Book Smugglers,' a team of fashionable book runners delivered Lithuanian writings to agents' offices, publishing houses, and media newsrooms ahead of the London Book Fair. The post Lithuania’s ‘Day of the Book Smugglers’ Comes to the UK Ahead of London Book Fair appeared first on…

Inside the OED: can the world’s biggest dictionary survive the internet? – podcast
March 16, 2018 at 8:00 am

For centuries, lexicographers have attempted to capture the entire English language. Technology might soon turn this dream into reality – but will it spell the end for dictionaries?• Read the text version hereSubscribe via Acast, Apple Podcasts Audioboom, Soundcloud, Mixcloud & Sticher. Join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter and email us at podcasts@theguardian.com Continue…

Artificial Intelligence and the Infrastructure of Surveillance Authoritarianism
March 16, 2018 at 5:30 am

Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufecki provides a stark view of the potential future of artificial intelligence (AI) and the possible dystopia toward which we are heading. The post Artificial Intelligence and the Infrastructure of Surveillance Authoritarianism appeared first on The Scholarly Kitchen.

Kate Humble's walking book to Aster
March 16, 2018 at 1:45 am

TV presenter Kate Humble has signed with Octopus imprint Aster for a book about the benefits and pleasures of walking.

Pushkin sells Japanese title for six-figure sum
March 16, 2018 at 1:45 am

Pushkin Children’s Books has sold the North American rights to The Beast Player series by Japanese author Nahoko Uehashi, translated by Cathy Hirano, in a six-figure deal.

Benji Davies signs another with S&S
March 16, 2018 at 1:45 am

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books UK has acquired world rights to another book in the Storm Whale sequence by author and illustrator Benji Davies.

Eddo-Lodge wins 2018 Jhalak Prize
March 16, 2018 at 1:45 am

Journalist and author Reni Eddo-Lodge has won the £1,000 Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year for her "incisive" non-fiction debut Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (Bloomsbury Circus).

The British Book Awards unveils nominees for 2018
March 16, 2018 at 1:45 am

Penguin Random House leads the nominations for The British Book Awards’ Books of the Year and Trade categories, with the consumer publishing giant taking 26 places across both shortlists—18% of the total.

At Leipzig Book Fair, Georgia Opens Its Frankfurter Buchmesse Guest of Honor Program
March 15, 2018 at 10:38 pm

Georgia's unique 33-character alphabet takes center stage in its 2018 Guest of Honor plans for Frankfurter Buchmesse, as was detailed at a news conference at Leipzig Book Fair. The post At Leipzig Book Fair, Georgia Opens Its Frankfurter Buchmesse Guest of Honor Program appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.

At Leipzig Book Fair, Georgia Opens Its Frankfurter Buchmesse Guest of Honor Program
March 15, 2018 at 10:38 pm

Georgia's unique 33-character alphabet takes center stage in its 2018 Guest of Honor plans for Frankfurter Buchmesse, as was detailed at a news conference at Leipzig Book Fair. The post At Leipzig Book Fair, Georgia Opens Its Frankfurter Buchmesse Guest of Honor Program appeared first on Publishing Perspectives.