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Man Booker Prize likely to open award to USA entries

Sep 16 2013: The Sunday Times reported yesterday that entries for the Man Booker Prize would be opened to American authors from 2014. Currently, the prize is only open to writers from the UK, Ireland and the Commonwealth (sovereign states that used to be part of the British colonies...

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    Books Are My Bag campaign launches in UK

    Sep 13 2013: Saturday Sept 14 marks the biggest ever campaign for bookstores in the UK, with the launch of the Books Are My Bag campaign, starting with the Big Bookshop Party on Saturday.

    The celebration of books and bookshops will run through Christmas supported by more than 250...

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      National Book Foundation announce winners of 5 Under 35. All five authors are women

      Sep 12 2013: The National Book Foundation have announced their 5 Under 35 authors for 2013. Two of the authors' books are yet to publish and another is not available yet in the USA. All five of the authors are women. The winners are:

      Molly Antopol, The UnAmericans (will publish in...

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        JK Rowling to write Harry Potter spin-off film - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

        Sep 12 2013: JK Rowling is to make her screenwriting debut in a new Harry Potter-themed film series, Warner Bros has announced.

        The first film of the series will be titled Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. It, and the later films, will be adapted from the book of the same ...

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          Man Booker Prize shortlist announced

          Sep 10 2013: The shortlist for the Man Booker Prize has just been announced:

          We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo
          The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
          The Harvest by Jim Crace
          The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
          A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
          The Testament of Mary by ...

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            Apple hit with U.S. injunction in e-books antitrust case

            Sep 09 2013: A U.S. judge who found Apple conspired to fix e-book prices imposed new restrictions on the iPad maker on Friday, limiting its agreements with publishers. An external monitor is also to be appointed to review Apple's antitrust compliance policies, procedures and ...

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              Oyster - "The Netflix for Books" now open

              Sep 09 2013: Oyster, a book subscription service that launched a few days ago, provides an all-you-can-read experience for a monthly fee of $9.95 a month. Currently Oyster offers 100,000 titles including books from from HarperCollins, Workman, Melville House, and Houghton Mifflin ...

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                National Book Foundation to bestow lifetime awards on E. L. Doctorow and Maya Angelou

                Sep 05 2013: The National Book Foundation will award its 2013 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to E. L. Doctorow and bestow its 2013 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community to Dr. Maya Angelou at the 64th National Book ...

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