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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

Book News: Go Set A Watchman Release at Waterstones

Celebrate the midnight opening for Go Set A Watchman at Waterstones stores across the country. The unexpected second novel by Harper Lee, world famous for her era-defining modern classic To Kill A Mockingbird, is released tomorrow (14th July). Sixty years following the release of her debut, a celebration is expected, and a celebration is what […]Read More

Book News: Young Adult Literature Convention Announced

The 2nd Young Adult Literature Convention will be held from July 17-19 at London’s Olympia. Part of Waterstones Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman Laureate initiatives, this event is the largest dedicated to Teen and Young Adult fiction to be held in the UK. The three day event will feature Q&A sessions with authors, workshops, book signings […]Read More