The remarkable breakout, number-one bestselling debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman has been crowned Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2018.
Balham Literary Festival returns this June with a dazzling line-up to celebrate summer in the city. Under its theme - summer loving - the festival will welcome a hotpot of the world’s best food and fiction writers to south London for a month of great food and escapist reads featuring talks from Melissa Hemlsey, Tim Winton, Elif Shafak, Holly Bourne, Tessa Hadley, Hanan al-Shaykh, Antti Tuomainen and Michael Ondaatje.
Mirror Books have acquired a five-book series by multi-award winning Scandi noir sensation, Jesper Stein, it was announced today. The third best-selling author in Denmark (over 250,000 copies sold), Stein has already won huge critical and commercial success across Denmark but this is the first time his work is being translated into English.
Submissions are now open for The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award 2018 in association with the University of Warwick. To be eligible books must have been first published in the UK and/or the Republic of Ireland, in the English language, between 3 June 2017 and 8 June 2018. The author must be aged 18-35.
‘The poetry market is growing as audiences for poetry – and poets – are diversifying,’ said speakers at the first ever Poetry Summit at London Book Fair on Wednesday.