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Hatchet Job award goes to Cunningham takedown

CBC – 2012-02-08

A critic who accused a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist of scattering literary allusions like 'tin cans tied to a tricycle' has won a prize for the year's most lacerating book review.
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Tulisa turns novelist for Headline

The Bookseller – 2012-02-03

Headline has secured world rights to an autobiography and two novels by N-Dubz and “X-...
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Pan Mac acquires Hensher writing title

The Bookseller – 2012-02-02

Pan Macmillan has acquired a non-fiction title by Man Booker-shortlisted novelist and journalist...
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Women writers dominate Waterstones 11 list

The Bookseller – 2012-01-20

Eight female novelists have made the Waterstones 11 2012 selection, with three novels each from...
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Avon Lucks out with trilogy

The Bookseller – 2012-01-09

Avon has acquired three books by debut novelist Olivia Luck, with the first novel in the series...
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Are publishers putting the squeeze on bloggers?

Guardian – 2011-12-05

There are worrying signs from some quarters that online reviewers are being held to much stricter terms than traditional journalists receiving review copiesLast month Sam Jordison asked here if broadsheet book reviews were "bland, boring and...
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Royle moves to Cape

The Bookseller – 2011-12-05

Novelist Nicholas Royle has moved to Jonathan Cape and Vintage for his seventh novel, titled,...
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Good Housekeeping launches £25k novel competition

The Bookseller – 2011-12-01

Good Housekeeping has launched a £25,000 competition for budding novelists in association...
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Christmas gifts 2011: which books will be under your tree?

Guardian – 2011-11-27

Our critics choose the books they intend to give this Christmas, and the ones they hope to receiveWhat do you think are the best books of 2011? Take part in our open thread discussion hereDiana AthillEditor and writerI am crazy about Craig Taylor's...
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RNA restructures awards and adds new logo

The Bookseller – 2011-11-23

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 23/11/2011 - 08:15 The Romantic Novelists' Association has restructured its awards, switching names from the Pure Passion Awards to the RoNAs, and with a new brand identity for the...
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LaPlante wins Wellcome prize

The Bookseller – 2011-11-10

Publication Date: Thu, 10/11/2011 - 08:40 Debut novelist Alice LaPLante has won the third Wellcome Trust Book Prize for her tale of a "brilliant mind in terminal decline". Turn of Mind (Harvill Secker) beat Philip Roth's Nemesis as well as titles...
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Cole becomes 15th member of £50m club

The Bookseller – 2011-11-09

Written By: Philip Stone and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 09/11/2011 - 15:54 Martina Cole has become the first British female adult-audience novelist to surpass the £50m sales mark since records began. Thanks to the solid sales of...
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Peter Burton obituary

Guardian – 2011-11-08

Writer and publisher who played a pioneering role in gay journalismPeter Burton, who has died of a heart attack aged 66, was one of the pioneers of gay journalism in the UK. In the late 1960s he began to write for Spartacus, now known as an...
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Hot Key buys debut trilogy

The Bookseller – 2011-11-04

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 04/11/2011 - 10:30 Hot Key Books has bought a trilogy by a debut novelist for a "strong advance", with the three books focusing on a young boy whose life changes when his virtual-reality...
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Pratchett retains pole as Barnes bags Booker boost

The Bookseller – 2011-10-25

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 25/10/2011 - 15:51 Terry Pratchett's Snuff (Doubleday) was narrowly the bestselling book in the UK last week, outselling Martina Cole's 18th novel, The Faithless (Headline), by just 768 copies....
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Michael Grant’s ‘BZRK’ Goes Transmedia

Publishers Weekly – 2011-10-14

What if you’re writing a book and the audience already had a relationship with the content when the book came out,” said Alex LeMay, CEO of the Shadow Gang, a firm that creates on- and offline social communities. LeMay and Shadow Gang have...
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Pan Mac reignites Curtis Brown backlist with Bello

The Bookseller – 2011-10-12

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 12/10/2011 - 09:02 Pan Macmillan has teamed up with Curtis Brown to release hundreds of out-of-print titles from the agency's list as digital editions. Macmillan Bello will launch 120 titles...
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Foulds wins EU prize at Frankfurt

The Bookseller – 2011-10-11

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 11/10/2011 - 12:10 British novelist Adam Foulds is among the 12 winners of the 2011 European Union Prize for Literature, announced today at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Each winner of the prize, which...
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Memoir Writing Tricks on the Menu

Media Bistro – 2011-09-30

Our guest on this encore edition of the Morning Media Menu was Darin Strauss, the National Book Critics Circle Award-nominated author of Chang and Eng and The Real McCoy. The novelist explored his new memoir, Half a Life--a look at a fatal accident...
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Bragg to judge Sunday Times short story prize

The Bookseller – 2011-09-26

Publication Date: Mon, 26/09/2011 - 11:59 Broadcaster and author Melvyn Bragg is to join the judging panel for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award for a second year in a row. Bragg will be joined by actor Ian Hart, playwright and...
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