Weekly Book Newsletter
15 October 2008

'The White Tiger' wins 2008 Man Booker Prize x

The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (Atlantic) has been named the winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Adiga, who was born in... Read more

Frankfurt gets underway x

The Frankfurt Book Fair opens today and runs through this week until Sunday. The fair, celebrating its 60th birthday this year, is expecting one of... Read more

Frankfurt: Australia, Canada and New Zealand agree to form a 'coalition' x

By a unanimous show of hands, publishers from Canada, Australia and New Zealand voted to pursue closer cooperation between the three English-language markets at a... Read more

Standards and identifiers: Frankfurt supply chain meeting x

The Supply Chain Specialists meeting is a stalwart of the Frankfurt calendar: this year’s meeting was the 30th annual get-together for the often unsung people... Read more

APA urges publishers to participate in new industry-wide survey x

The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced it is partnering with the University of Melbourne Book Industry Study and Thorpe-Bowker to undertake ‘an online survey... Read more

Le Clezio wins 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature x

Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2008. He is described by the Nobel committee as an ‘author of... Read more

Richter appointed publisher at Fremantle Press; Coffey departs x

Fremantle Press has announced the appointment of Georgia Richter to the position of publisher, with responsibility for the adult fiction and poetry lists. ‘Georgia is well-known in... Read more

Henderson resigns as CEO of Booksellers New Zealand x

Booksellers New Zealand has announced the resignation of CEO Linda Henderson. ‘It is with much regret that I announce the resignation,’ said Hamish Wright, chair... Read more

Davitt award winners announced x

The winners of this year’s Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards for women’s crime writing have been announced. Katherine Howell took out the Best Crime Novel... Read more

Heiss and Minter win 2008 'Deadly' x

Anita Heiss and Peter Minter are the winners of the 2008 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Deadly Award for outstanding achievement in literature. The award,... Read more

In brief x

BNZ Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award winners announcedThe winners of the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Awards for 2008 have been announced. The Awards celebrate New Zealand... Read more

Around the world x

Among the stories added to our Around the World blog in the past week: A ‘lacklustre’ year for the Book shortlist ‘Der Turm’ wins German... Read more

Bestsellers this week x

Twilight is sitting pretty at number three in the Bestsellers, as Stephenie Meyer keeps the chart afloat with four of her titles in the top... Read more

Forthcoming events x

Trade events coming up over the next week, as shown on our events calendar, include: Frankfurt Book Fair, Germany, 15-19 October Belgrade International Book Fair,... Read more

RiP Ron Hanby x

Ron Hanby, director of gay and lesbian sales at Bookazine (in America), has died. Before joining Bookazine, Hanby worked at Waldenbooks, B Dalton Bookseller and... Read more

 

 

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