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Sally Rooney Announces New Novel

Sally Rooney, author of Normal People, will be releasing her third novel in September. Rooney’s UK publisher Faber announced on Tuesday that the novel will be titled Beautiful World, Where Are You. It will follow the story of friends Alice and Eileen, as they navigate their twenties and an uncertain political and economic climate. Faber […]Read More

Online Startup Launched Supporting Independent Bookshops

On the 2nd November, the website Bookshop was launched in the UK, with the intention of financially supporting local, independent bookshops, particularly during these arduous times. Since lockdown was implemented in March, Amazon’s profits have almost doubled to a sickening quarterly profit of $5.2 billion. It seems many of its customers find the ease of […]Read More

Louise Glück Awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

American poet Louise Glück has won the Nobel Prize in Literature for her “unmistakable poet voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” This makes Glück the 16th woman to win the prize, and the first American woman to win since Toni Morrison in 1993. The prestigious award is renowned for being awarded to […]Read More

Rhiannon Lewis Is First UK Author to Win Faulkner Prize

Welsh author, Rhiannon Lewis, best known for her debut novel My Beautiful Imperial has become the first UK writer to win the prestigious William Faulkner Literary Prize for her new short story. The win was announced on 25th September from the William Faulkner Library, located at the Union County Heritage Museum in Mississippi. Typically, the […]Read More

Comma Press Announces National Creative Writing Industry Conference

Publisher Comma Press, in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, has today announced the National Creative Writing Industry Conference. The conference is a spin on the usual annual event of the National Creative Writing Industry Day, which is usually a ticketed, non-remote event held in Manchester. Due to the pandemic, however, this year the event has […]Read More

600 New Titles to be Released on 3rd September

Whilst you may have utilised your new-found free time in the midst of quarantine by hunkering down with a stack of novels, the publishing world was catapulted into unprecedented territory. With bookshops shutting their doors for the foreseeable future, many of those employed in the industry working from home, and literary events being forced online, […]Read More

Book News: Kazuo Ishiguro Wins the 2017 Nobel Literature Prize

The winner of this year’s Nobel Literature Prize is the Japanese-born British author, Kazuo Ishiguro. Already a highly acclaimed author, Ishiguro was described by the Swedish Body as an author “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world”. However, to many it seems […]Read More

‘Greatest living poet’ Geoffrey Hill dies

‘Geoffrey Hill was, in poetry, a saint and a warrior who never gave an inch in his crusade to reach poetic truth’, so said Carol Ann Duffy. And it is in this fittingly poetic vein that people have been mourning the news that Sir Geoffrey Hill – who was often described as the greatest living poet […]Read More

Book News: Buy Books For Syria: We Can Make a

Syria has been in the news since the uprising in 2011. At first it was the horrors of a brutal civil war that shocked the world. Five years on, however, the crisis has reached a whole new level. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled their war-torn countries in search of peace and a safe […]Read More