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Friday June 11, 2021 at 1:37pm
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards and the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize. This year's award winners were announced in an online video release on June 9th. The video is available to watch on our YouTube channel.  View Whole Story
Friday June 4, 2021 at 4:30pm
Diop is the first French writer to win the prize for translated fiction – split with his translator Anna Moschovakis – for novel about a Senegalese soldier fighting for France in the first world warDavid Diop has become the first French novelist to win the International Booker prize for translated fiction with At Night All Blood Is Black, his first novel translated into English.Diop, the author of two novels, and his translator Anna Moschovakis, split the £50,000 annual prize, ....
Wednesday June 2, 2021 at 4:32pm
Harry Potter publisher issues third profit upgrade of 2021 after sales increase to £185mLockdown reading has helped the Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury to its third profit upgrade of the year after a 22% surge in annual pre-tax profits.The company said people had “rediscovered the joy of reading” during the coronavirus pandemic, pushing its sales 14% higher to £185m in the 12 months to the end of February.Bloomsbury performed significantly better than the wider UK publi....
Thursday May 27, 2021 at 12:12pm
Beloved children’s author who inspired millions of children died at summer home in Massachusetts, say familyEric Carle, the children’s author and illustrator whose classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other works gave millions of children some of their earliest literary memories, has died at age 91.Carle’s family said he died of kidney failure on Sunday at his summer studio in Northampton, Massachusetts, with family members at his side.On Thursday, all sectors of the creativ....
Saturday May 22, 2021 at 3:43pm
Thousands of fans gather in online games to hold memorials for the artist and writer, who had been working on the series since 1989Kentaro Miura, creator of the long-running dark fantasy manga Berserk – one of the bestselling manga series ever written – has died at the age of 54.His US publisher Dark Horse Comics, describing Miura as a “master artist and storyteller”, said he had suffered acute aortic dissection and died on 6 May. “He will be greatly missed. Our con....
Friday May 14, 2021 at 12:37pm
View the Books for Vaccines page on Air Auctioneer below. Following quoted from page.View Site Books For Vaccines *Please note, this auction is UK shipping only for the physical prizes - Zoom calls and mentoring plus online critiques are open internationally*What is Books for Vaccines?Books For Vaccines is a volunteer-run charity auction to raise money for Care International, who in turn are raising funds to help vaccinate the world against the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID pandemic has hit us al....
Friday May 7, 2021 at 12:40pm
Douglas Stuart has won Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, triumphing with his “truly exceptional” début novel, Shuggie Bain (Picador). Others winners at the virtual ceremony (held on 13th May) were 17-year-old Dara McAnulty, former monk Jay Shetty, Delia Owens, Caroline Hirons, Robert Galbraith, and M G Leonard and Sam Sedgman.Stuart’s novel, which also picked up the Fiction: Début award, claimed the overall prize after beating off fierce competition fro....
Wednesday April 21, 2021 at 3:25pm
Booksellers report giddy customers browsing and smelling books, with 3.7m print books shifted in first week after lockdownBooksellers have reported their customers “acting like kids in a sweet shop”, with print sales jumping a third in the first week of bookshops opening their doors after lockdown.Readers on the bookshops they miss most: ‘I can’t wait to take my lockdown baby!’Read moreBookshops open across England and Wales opened on 12 April, alongside other non-e....
Wednesday April 14, 2021 at 8:27pm
From Alexandre Dumas to Ian McEwan, writers serve up a dish that’s best prepared only in imaginationn the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Then he added man. Maybe he wouldn’t have if he’d known what was coming. Anyway, Adam and Eve messed up, God became furious and launched Project Fall of Man. In doing so he also created revenge as a concept.As my new novel Sweet Sweet Revenge Ltd has been published in country after country, I have learned how to answer quest....
Saturday April 3, 2021 at 12:39pm
Four decades after his Booker-winner was published, Rushdie reflects on the Bombay of his childhood – and his despair at the sectarianism he sees in India todaySalman RushdieLongevity is the real prize for which writers strive, and it isn’t awarded by any jury. For a book to stand the test of time, to pass successfully down the generations, is uncommon enough to be worth a small celebration. For a writer in his mid-70s, the continued health of a book published in his mid-30s is, quit....