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Miller’s ‘Pure’ Wins $47,000 Costa Award After Man Booker Snub

BusinessWeek – 2012-01-25

Andrew Miller won the Costa Book of the Year award for “Pure,” a novel about pre-Revolutionary France. He defeated four other authors including the bookies’ favorite, biographer Matthew Hollis,...

Stephen Fry to judge Literary Platform comp

The Bookseller – 2012-01-10

TV presenter Stephen Fry is to judge an international competition, launched by literature and...

Booker prize winner Mantel plans sequel to sequel

Reuters – 2011-11-18

LONDON, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantel, whose "Wolf Hall" retold the life and thoughts of Thomas Cromwell, is planning not one sequel, but two, she said in an interview...

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,...

Judge praises "readability" of Dylan Thomas shortlist

The Bookseller – 2011-10-19

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Thu, 20/10/2011 - 08:00 Téa Obreht’s Orange Prize-winning novel The Tiger’s Wife (Orion) is one of three debut novels on the University of Wales Dylan...

Julian Barnes wins Man Booker Prize

CBC – 2011-10-19

British author Julian Barnes has won the Man Booker Prize, one of the world's most prestigious prizes for English literature, for his book The Sense of an Ending.

Press lauds Barnes' Booker win

The Bookseller – 2011-10-19

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 19/10/2011 - 09:34 The thrice-denied Julian Barnes has been lauded in the press for finally winning the Man Booker prize with his The Sense of an...

Random orders 75,000 reprint after "joyous" Booker win

The Bookseller – 2011-10-19

Written By: Charlotte Williams and Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 19/10/2011 - 10:09 Random House is reprinting 75,000 copies of Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending this morning, following...

Random ups Barnes reprint after Booker win

The Bookseller – 2011-10-19

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 19/10/2011 - 15:02 Random House is now reprinting 125,000 copies of Jonathan Cape's Booker-winning The Sense of An Ending, signing off a...

Julian Barnes wins the Man Booker

The Bookseller – 2011-10-18

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Tue, 18/10/2011 - 20:00 Julian Barnes has won the Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sense of an Ending (Cape). The author beat a shortlist comprising...

Miller and Birch lead Booker sales for book chains

The Bookseller – 2011-10-18

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 18/10/2011 - 09:00 AD Miller's Snowdrops and Carol Birch's Jamrach's Menagerie are the bestselling books in the Man Booker shortlist on the high...

Barnes bookies' and Kindle favourite for Man Booker

The Bookseller – 2011-10-17

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 17/10/2011 - 14:30 Julian Barnes is the bookies' favourite to win the Man Booker prize tomorrow night (18th October), as Amazon has revealed his...

Man Booker teams up with iBookstore

The Bookseller – 2011-09-28

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Wed, 28/09/2011 - 08:45 The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011 is to host an event at the Apple Store in Covent Garden, London, as it links up with the...

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...

2011 Man Booker shortlist most popular ever

The Bookseller – 2011-09-23

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Fri, 23/09/2011 - 08:10 Sales of the six novels in contention for the 2011 Man Booker Prize have totalled 37,500 copies across all print editions since...

Judge Sets Schedule in Case Over Google’s Digital Library

The New York Times – 2011-09-16

The publishers hinted they might be close to a deal with Google, while the authors said they wanted to continue negotiations. The judge was exasperated at the pace of talks.

Judge extends time for Google digital books talks

Reuters – 2011-09-15

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc and authors and publishers groups have about nine more months to untangle their six-year-old legal dispute over plans to create the world's largest digital library, a...

Sales surge for Man Booker shortlist books

The Bookseller – 2011-09-13

Written By: Tom Tivnan Publication Date: Tue, 13/09/2011 - 16:30 A D Miller and Carol Birch's novels are the big winners of the Man Booker Prize shortlist so far, with sales across the six books...

"Take it or leave it" - Booker chair

The Bookseller – 2011-09-07

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 07/09/2011 - 10:00 Man Booker chair of judges Stella Rimington has defended this year's shortlist, saying "take it or leave it", in a speech at...

Barnes trade favourite for Booker win

The Bookseller – 2011-09-06

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 06/09/2011 - 16:00 Bookmaker William Hill has Julian Barnes as the favourite to win the Man Booker Prize for Fiction after the shortlist was...

Hollinghurst misses Booker shortlist

The Bookseller – 2011-09-06

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Tue, 06/09/2011 - 11:18 Previous Man Booker Prize for Fiction winner Alan Hollinghurst has missed the shortlist for this year’s prize, which includes two...

Barnes favourite ahead of Booker shortlisting

The Bookseller – 2011-09-05

Written By: Charlotte Williams, Lisa Campbell and Philip Stone Publication Date: Mon, 05/09/2011 - 14:00 William Hill has now named Julian Barnes as favourite to win the Man Booker prize, with the...

Barnes biggest Booker book

The Bookseller – 2011-08-25

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Thu, 25/08/2011 - 07:56 Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending (Cape) is comfortably the bestselling longlistee of one of the most popular Man Booker...

Man Booker nominee up for Gold Dagger award

The Bookseller – 2011-08-18

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Fri, 19/08/2011 - 08:47 Man Booker-longlisted A D Miller has been shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association (CWA) Gold Dagger 2011 for his novel...

The Stranger’s Child leads the way in Booker sales

The Bookseller – 2011-08-03

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Thu, 04/08/2011 - 09:30 Man Booker Prize bookies favourite Alan Hollinghurst is proving the most popular of the longlisted titles among the book buying...

Trade picks Man Booker frontrunners

The Bookseller – 2011-07-28

Written By: Katie Allen, Charlotte Williams and Philip Stone Publication Date: Thu, 28/07/2011 - 09:21 Julian Barnes, Sebastian Barry and bookies favourite Alan Hollinghurst are seen by the trade...

Indie publishers ready digital editions and reprints after Booker fillip

The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 09:10 The smaller publishers whose titles have been selected for the Man Booker longlist, including Seren Books, Sandstone Press...

Media debates Booker longlist

The Bookseller – 2011-07-27

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 27/07/2011 - 09:08 The newspapers have offered differing reactions to the Man Booker longlist announcement, made yesterday, with most hailing...

Hollinghurst favourite to win Man Booker

The Bookseller – 2011-07-26

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 26/07/2011 - 16:42 William Hill has installed former Man Booker winner Alan Hollinghurst as the 5/1 favourite to clinch the prize for the second time...

Indies dominate Booker longlist

The Bookseller – 2011-07-26

Publication Date: Tue, 26/07/2011 - 15:24 Indies have dominated the longlist for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, announced today (26th July), with nine of the 13 titles from independent...

Judge and jury

Salon.com – 2011-07-25

There was a time early in his career when book critic Lev Grossman loved nothing more than a good old-fashioned hatchet job.

Borders liquidation approved by bankruptcy judge

Reuters – 2011-07-22

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Borders Group Inc , won bankruptcy court approval on Thursday to liquidate its 40-year-old business, effectively spelling the end for the second-largest U.S. book retailer.

GBS judge sets a September deadline for agreement

The Bookseller – 2011-07-20

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 20/07/2011 - 09:05 Google, authors and publishers have been given a 15th September deadline to come up with a legal plan for the Google Settlement....

Frustrated judge pushes Google digital book deal

Reuters – 2011-07-19

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge set a September 15 deadline for Google Inc, authors and publishers to come up with a legal plan to create the world's largest digital library,...

NY judge hearing Google book case grows impatient

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-07-19

(07-19) 08:43 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- A New York judge has tried to pressure Google and the book industry into deciding whether they can reach an agreement in negotiations to establish a massive online...

Judge okays Borders auction, liquidators open bid

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-07-15

(07-14) 12:03 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- Borders Group, the nation's second largest book store chain that once operated over 1,000 stores, appears headed for liquidation after a judge on Thursday approved...

Booker judge quits over Philip Roth selection

CBC – 2011-05-21

Carmen Callil, founder of the feminist publisher Virago, has withdrawn from the Man Booker International Prize jury over the decision to honour U.S. writer Philip Roth.

Booker judge quits over prize for 'suffocating' Philip Roth

The Independent – 2011-05-19

The Man Booker International Prize, which recognises an author's overall contribution to literature, is one of novel-writing's most prestigious prizes.

Man Booker judge resigns in protest over Roth win

Reuters – 2011-05-19

LONDON, May 19 (Reuters Life!) - Feminist author and publisher Carmen Callil resigned from the International Man Booker Prize judging panel in protest after it was awarded to U.S. author Philip Roth.

Philip Roth wins Man Booker International Prize

CBC – 2011-05-18

American author Philip Roth, whose career spans 50 years and includes a 1998 Pulitzer Prize, has been awarded the $100,000 US Man Booker International Prize in Sydney.

Roth awarded Man Booker International Prize

The Bookseller – 2011-05-18

Publication Date: Wed, 18/05/2011 - 09:31 Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Philip Roth has been awarded the £60,000 Man Booker International Prize 2011. The author of The Human Stain and American...

Judge Takes Dim View of Righthaven

AdWeek – 2011-05-03

A newspaper publisher’s copyright attack dog got a swat on the nose last week. Righthaven LLC has filed over 250 infringement lawsuits in Nevada, Colorado, and California on behalf of Las Vegas...

Judge Clears Bonuses at Borders

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-04-23

A bankruptcy judge signed off on more than $6 million in bonuses at Borders after the bookseller stiffened payment provisions.

Judge okays Borders plan to pay $6.6M in bonuses

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-04-23

(04-22) 13:08 PDT New York (AP) -- A lawyer for bookseller Borders Group Inc. says a judge has approved paying executives up to $6.6 million in bonuses as the company works to reorganize under...

Late Beryl Bainbridge gets an almost Booker

CBC – 2011-04-20

On Tuesday, the Man Booker Prize announced that readers have chosen one of Beryl Bainbridge's books for a new award it is calling the Man Booker Best of Beryl.

Master Georgie wins Booker's Best of Beryl

The Bookseller – 2011-04-20

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Tue, 19/04/2011 - 21:45 Beryl Bainbridge’s Crimean War novel Master Georgie has been voted the Man Booker Best of Beryl. Shortlisted in 1998, when it lost...

Le Carré refuses to join Man Booker race

The Independent – 2011-03-31

Many disgruntled authors have expressed displeasure at being overlooked by the Man Booker prize as nominees. Yesterday, the espionage writer John Le Carré surprised the literary establishment by...

Pullman, Kelman make Booker list, le Carré withdraws

The Bookseller – 2011-03-30

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Wed, 30/03/2011 - 09:15 Three authors from the UK have made it onto the list of finalists for the Man Booker International Prize 2011. James Kelman, Philip...

John le Carré rejects Booker Prize nod

CBC – 2011-03-30

John le Carré, the bestselling British author of espionage thrillers like Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, has rejected a nomination for the Man Booker International Prize.

Mistry up for Man Booker International Prize

CBC – 2011-03-30

Canadian writer Rohinton Mistry has been shortlisted for the lucrative Man Booker International Prize.

Judge echoes Google critics in digital book ruling

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-03-24

(03-23) 16:33 PDT San Francisco, CA (AP) -- As Google Inc. evolved from being an endearing startup to an Internet empire, the company has become used to critics depicting it as a copyright scofflaw...

Judge throws out revised Google Book Settlement

The Bookseller – 2011-03-23

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 22/03/2011 - 19:52 A New York judge has ruled that the revised Google Book Settlement is not "fair, adequate, and reasonable" and has denied final...

Federal judge rejects Google books deal as going 'too far'

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-03-23

A federal judge has rejected a proposed settlement that would have allowed Google to proceed with its controversial plans to digitize the world's books.

Google’s $125 Million Digital Library Accord Rejected by Judge

BusinessWeek – 2011-03-23

A U.S. judge rejected Google Inc.’s $125 million settlement with publishers and authors, saying the deal to create the world’s biggest digital book library would be unfair to authors.

US judge writes unhappy ending for Google's online library plans

Guardian – 2011-03-23

Some authors had complained they had not given permission for books to be scanned and made available onlineGoogle's controversial plans to create the world's biggest online library have been shelved...

NYC judge calls off plans for Google library

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-03-23

(03-22) 16:04 PDT New York (AP) -- A judge rejected a deal between Google and the book industry Tuesday that would have put millions of volumes online, citing anti-trust concerns while acknowledging...

Judge Rejects Google’s Deal to Digitize Books

The New York Times – 2011-03-23

A decision against a class-action settlement threw Google’s plans into limbo and undid years of negotiation.

Boyd Tonkin: Reality intrudes at the Arabic Booker prize

The Independent – 2011-03-18

His orange beret pulled rakishly to one side, Iraqi poet and novelist Fadhil al-Azzawi brought a touch of guerrilla chic to the awards ceremony for the fourth International Prize for Arabic Fiction...

Collins acquires Downton Abbey companion

The Bookseller – 2011-03-18

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 18/03/2011 - 08:33 Collins has bought the rights to a companion book to ITV1's "Downton Abbey", for publication this autumn. Publisher Hannah...

Booker Foundation launches Beryl Bainbridge prize

The Bookseller – 2011-02-08

Publication Date: Tue, 08/02/2011 - 08:55 The Man Booker Foundation is to award a special prize to the late author Beryl Bainbridge, who was shortlisted five times for the accolade but never won....

Man Booker to accept digital submissions for first time

The Bookseller – 2011-01-28

Written By: Katie Allen E-books are to be accepted for entry for the Man Booker prize for the first time in 2011 as a number of changes are made to the rules. Publishers are being asked to submit a...

US judge dismisses JK Rowling plagiarism claim

The Independent – 2011-01-07

An American judge has dismissed a case alleging that Harry Potter author JK Rowling copied her ideas from another writer.

US judge dismisses Willy the Wizard case

The Bookseller – 2011-01-07

A lawsuit accusing J K Rowling of...

Judge Rules Against Anderson News, Throws Out Antitrust Lawsuit

Folio Mag – 2010-08-03

A Manhattan-based Federal Judge has thrown out an antitrust lawsuit against magazine publishers brought by shuttered wholesale magazine distributor Anderson News that alleged a conspiracy to drive...

Judge OKs sale of Ohio-based newspaper chain Brown

AP – 2010-07-29

AP - A federal bankruptcy court on Thursday approved the $26 million sale of Ohio-based newspaper chain Brown Publishing Co. to a group of company insiders led by current President and Chief...

Judge Sues 'Plain Dealer' Over Privacy Policy 'Conspiracy'

Editor And Publisher – 2010-04-08

Cuyahoga County Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold has sued The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, claiming the paper violated a Web site privacy policy in late March by revealing that a series of online...

Judge tosses lawsuit against Marvel, Stan Lee

Reuters – 2010-04-05

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Marvel Entertainment Inc and comic book creator Stan Lee over the ownership of famous characters including Spider-Man,...

Louisiana Prison Can't Ban 'Final Call' Newspaper, U.S. Judge Rules

Editor And Publisher – 2010-04-01

A Louisiana state prison cannot censor or restrict an inmate's access to copies of The Final Call newspaper published by the Nation of Islam, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Make Tribune Co. Stop Paying Banks, Bondholders Ask Bankruptcy Judge

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-26

A group of bondholders on Friday asked the judge presiding over the Tribune Co.'s Chapter 11 case to reject payments made to lenders who financed the company's 2007 leveraged buyout to cover their...

Four dead authors on shortlist for lost "Booker"

Reuters – 2010-03-26

Reuters - Four dead authors have made a shortlist of six writers whose books are being considered for a "lost" Booker Prize that dates back 40 years.

Judge approves sale of Daytona Beach News-Journal

AP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-24

Despite being worth $300 million in 2006, a federal judge approved the sale of the Daytona Beach News-Journal for $20 million.

Man Asian Booker turns focus on English writing

The Book Seller – 2010-03-08

The Man Asian Literary Prize has been...

Judge OKs Denver Post's publisher bankruptcy exit

Reuters – 2010-03-04

Reuters - A federal judge has approved Affiliated Media Inc's bankruptcy reorganization plan, clearing the way for the publisher of the Denver Post and San Jose Mercury News to emerge from Chapter...

Judge puts off ruling on Google's proposed digital book settlement

Washington Post – 2010-02-19

NEW YORK -- Google confronted a barrage of criticism from opponents of its proposed digital book settlement Thursday as the Internet search giant tried to persuade a federal judge to approve a deal...

No ruling from judge on Google book case

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-02-19

Google and opponents and supporters of its digital book project have sparred in court as the judge hearing the case pressed the Internet titan about its plan to offer millions of books online.

Judge Drops Contempt Charge After Dodge City Reporter Testifies in Murder Inquisition

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-15

A Kansas judge has rescinded a contempt citation and fine for a newspaper reporter after the journalist testified in a closed inquisition -- the equivalent of a grand jury -- about her jailhouse...

Judge Deals Setback for Philadelplhia Newspapers Management in Bankruptcy Motion

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-05

Lawyers for Philadelphia Newspapers LLC are appealing a judge's refusal to order the company's largest creditors to detail the value and amount of the debt each owns.

Bankruptcy Judge Approves Bonus Payments for Tribune Executives

New York Times – 2010-01-28

A union and the bankruptcy trustee questioned a $45.6 million incentive program for top executives and managers after thousands of layoffs.

Booker International lines up 14

The Book Seller – 2009-03-18

Hamish Hamilton author James Kelman is among...

Dallas Judge in Hot Water Over His Newspaper Column

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-18

The top judge in Dallas' municipal court system is receiving criticism for writing that "black folks have been cleaning up white folks' messes for hundreds of years" in his column in a weekly...

Journal Register Co. Can Pay Part of its Newsprint Bill, Judge Says

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-17

A bankruptcy court judge says newspaper publisher Journal Register Co. can pay part of a $2.7 million newsprint bill that will allow it to keep printing.

'Reno Gazette-Journal' Appeals Judge's Ruling On Governor's E-mails

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-02

The Reno Gazette-Journal is appealing a judge's decision to deny public access to nearly 100 e-mails sent by Gov. Jim Gibbons from his state account.

Judge Orders Government Release of Spitzer Wiretap Documents

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-20

The government must release sealed documents that could reveal new details about the origins and scope of the prostitution investigation that brought down former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, a judge...

'Star Tribune' Asks Judge to Cancel Contract With Printer's Union

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-20

The Star Tribune is asking a bankruptcy judge to cancel its contract with its 116-member printer's union and impose new terms that would save the struggling newspaper $3.5 million a year.

Pennsylvania Paper Claims $3.5 Million Defamation Award Fixed by Judge

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-19

A Pennsylvania newspaper says a $3.5 million defamation award against it was fixed by a corrupt judge with connections to a reputed mobster at the heart of the case.

Home Run for Media: Judge Unseals Barry Bonds Evidence

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-04

Steroid rage.

Judge rules against Georgia magazine company

San Jose Mercury News – 2009-01-06

California consumers may be able to get their money back from a Georgia-based magazine subscription service under a San Mateo County Superior Court judge's order signed Friday. The order by Judge...

Arts, Briefly: Booker Prize Sponsor Caught in Madoff Web

New York Times – 2008-12-23

The financial services company that sponsors the prize would continue to subsidize it even though it had about $360 million in funds linked to Bernard L. Madoff.

X Factor judge Cheryl Cole threatens to sue Heat magazine

Guardian Unlimited – 2008-12-16

Cheryl Cole has threatened legal action against Heat magazine over its cover story this week. Cole's legal representatives have written to Heat editor Julian Lindley today claiming allegations...

NY judge tentatively OKs Google copyright deal

San Francisco Chronicle – 2008-11-18

A judge has tentatively approved a settlement of lawsuits between Google and book authors and publishers that may put millions of out-of-print texts online. The settlement was announced by Google...

A book you can judge by its cover

Toronto Star – 2008-10-26

As author and illustrator of this genre-bending book, Lynda Barry ought to know. But the best she can do is describe her latest book as "my crazy little dropped plate of spaghetti."

Aravind Adiga wins literature's Man Booker prize

AP – 2008-10-15

Novel About India Wins the Man Booker Prize

New York Times – 2008-10-15

Aravind Adiga, 33, won the 40th Man Booker prize on Tuesday night for his debut novel, “The White Tiger,” a vivid exploration of India’s class struggle.

Booker means cash as much as kudos for authors

Reuters – 2008-10-13

LONDON (Reuters) - Whatever the winner of the 40th Booker Prize says, victory at the awards ceremony in London on Tuesday is as much about cash as literary kudos.

Booker club: A Fraction of the Whole by Steve Toltz

Guardian – 2008-10-13

Sam Jordison: As with others on the list, Toltz's 700-plus-page debut is another potentially excellent book undone by its excesses

Poor sales for star-free Booker shortlist

Guardian – 2008-10-13

A day ahead of the final verdict, figures register little excitement among book buyers

Booker prize winners, shortlists and judges

Guardian – 2008-10-10

Full details of the winners, judges and shortlisted books for all the Booker prizes

Interview: Booker contender Steve Toltz

Guardian – 2008-10-08

Feature: The author's Booker contender A Fraction of the Whole takes a close look at his native Australia, but it was schlepping around the globe that helped him write it

Judge dismisses libel suit against author John Grisham

New York Daily News – 2008-09-18

A federal judge has dismissed a libel lawsuit filed against best-selling author John Grisham and two other writers over books they wrote about the wrongful conviction of two men in a 1982 murder.

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