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2019 Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist announced

3 April 2019
The shortlist for the 2019 International Dylan Thomas Prize has been announced. The shortlisted titles are: Friday Black (Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, riverrun) Folk (Zoe Gilbert, Bloomsbury) In Our Mad and...

Leaver, Smith announce new publishing business

2 April 2019
In the UK, former Quarto Group CEO Marcus Leaver and former Bonnier Zaffre CEO Mark Smith have launched a new trade publishing business, Welbeck Publishing Group. Based in London, with...

Macmillan, Scholastic report gender pay gaps

1 April 2019
Macmillan and Scholastic are the latest UK publishers to report gender pay gaps as part of government regulations that require companies with 250 or more employees to report the difference...

Antrobus wins 2019 Ted Hughes Award

28 March 2019
In the UK, British Jamaican poet Raymond Antrobus has won the 2019 Ted Hughes Award for his debut collection The Perseverance (Penned In The Margins), reports the Guardian. The Perseverance explores family...

European Parliament passes copyright reform bill

28 March 2019
The European Parliament has passed the EU’s copyright reform bill 348 votes to 274, reports the Bookseller. The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market aims to update digital...

Sales, earnings up at PRH in 2018

27 March 2019
Penguin Random House (PRH) parent company Bertelsmann has reported a slight rise in sales and earnings at the publisher in 2018, with revenue up 1.9% to €3.4 billion ($A5.37bn) and...

Waterstones staff campaign for ‘real living wage’

26 March 2019
In the UK, staff at bookselling chain Waterstones are campaigning to be paid the ‘real living wage’, reports the Bookseller. Piccadilly Waterstones bookseller April Newton set up the online petition...

Man Booker International 2019 longlist announced

14 March 2019
The longlist for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize for translated fiction has been announced. The 13 longlisted titles are: Celestial Bodies (Jokha Alharthi, trans by Marilyn Booth, Sandstone Press) Love...

UK sales of translated fiction grew in 2018

7 March 2019
In the UK, Nielsen Book statistics commissioned by the Man Booker International Prize show that translated fiction sales in the UK grew by 5.5% in 2018, with sales of £20.7...

Springer Nature shares journal articles on ResearchGate

4 March 2019
Springer Nature is sharing articles from its journals on academic social networking site ResearchGate, reports the Bookseller. In a pilot program spanning three months, the company will upload full-text articles...

Crankstart announced as new Booker Prize sponsor

1 March 2019
US-based charitable foundation Crankstart will be the new sponsor of the Booker Prize. Crankstart's five-year sponsorship will begin on 1 June, after the announcement of the 2019 Man Booker International...

PEN America Literary Awards 2019 winners announced

28 February 2019
In the US, PEN America has announced the winners of its 2019 Literary Awards. Among the award winners are: PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Friday Black (Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, riverrun) PEN/Robert...

PRH Southeast Asia announces inaugural list

22 February 2019
The new Southeast Asia arm of Penguin Random House (PRH SEA) has announced its inaugural list of 93 titles, reports the Straits Times. The first list from the Singapore-based operation,...