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2nd April 2019

A Perfect Explanation longlisted for literary prize

Eleanor Anstruther’s A PERFECT EXPLANATION has been longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize 2019. Congratulations Eleanor!! The prize, named after literary agent and publisher, Desmond Elliott, is given each year to a debut novel. The shortlist More...

27th March 2019

2019 - The year of Gustaw Herling

We are celebrating the courageous life and work of Polish writer Gustaw Herling, read below to find out more.                              

31st January 2019

Tina Makereti longlisted for the New Zealand Book Awards 2019

Tina Makereti’s novel THE IMAGINARY LIVES OF JAMES PONEKE has been longlisted for the Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2019 at the New Zealand Book Awards. The $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize for 2019 will be judged by novelist and More...

31st January 2019

Hallgrimur Helgason awarded the Icelandic Literary Prize

Hallgrímur Helgason has been awarded the Icelandic Literary Prize for his novel SEXTÍU KÍLÓ AF SÓLSKINI/SIXTY KILOS OF SUNSHINE. The Icelandic Literary Prize is an award which is given to three books each year by the Icelandic Publishers More...

24th January 2019

Dunya Mikhail's THE BEEKEEPER OF SINJAR a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award

Dunya Mikhail’s highly acclaimed non-fiction debut, THE BEEKEEPER (UK title – THE BEEKEEPER OF SINJAR), has been selected as one of five finalists for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Non Fiction 2019. The winner will be announced More...

22nd January 2019

Elena Varvello's CAN YOU HEAR ME? shortlisted for the TA First Translation Prize

The English translation of Elena Varvello’s LA VITA FELICE (CAN YOU HEAR ME?) by Alex Valente is shortlisted for the TA First Translation Prize, one of the seven categories of the 2018 Society of Authors’ Translation Prizes. This is an More...

30th October 2018

SOMMERBY has been awarded the Zürcher Kinderbuchpreis 2018

We are delighted to announce that SOMMERBY by Kirsten Boie has been awarded the Zürcher Kinderbuchpreis 2018 prize. This is an important annual Swiss Children’s Book Award, the jury for which consists of both adults and children. Here is what More...

19th October 2018

Anthea Bell, translator of Funke, dies aged 82

Anthea Bell was an extraordinary translator, and will be much missed. It was an immense pleasure and honour to have her translate the works of Cornelia Funke, and her work will continue to inspire readers and fellow translators.  

5th October 2018

Antony Beevor’s major history of the Russian Revolution and Civil War to Weidenfeld & Nicolson

We are delighted to announce that leading military historian Sir Antony Beevor has begun research on his next work, Russia: Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921. The book was commissioned by Alan Samson at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, to join Beevor’s More...

25th September 2018

THE NEVER-ENDING BIRTHDAY and THE CLOAK OF FEATHERS nominated for the Fantastic Book Awards

We’re delighted to announce that THE NEVER-ENDING BIRTHDAY by Katie Dale and THE CLOAK OF FEATHERS by Nigel Quinlan have been nominated for the 2018 Fantastic Book Awards. The FBA is an annual book event designed to support children aged 9-11 years More...