Breaking news on authors, publishers, and book-related topics

BookBrowse Book News

Page 23 of 228

View abbreviated list of news stories

Finalists announced for Man Booker International Prize 2015

Mar 24 2015: Ten writers are on the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration for the sixth Man Booker International Prize, the £60,000 award which recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.

The authors come from ten countries with six new ...

    Full Story

    Overdrive, leading provider of e-books and audio books to libraries, bought by Japanese Rakuten, who already own Kobo e-readers

    Mar 20 2015: Japanese Internet services giant Rakuten is buying OverDrive, Inc. for $410 million in cash. Overdrive facilitates e-book and audiobook lending for more than 30,000 libraries in 40 countries. In 2012, Rakuten bought Kobo, the global retailer of e-reading devices and e-...

      Full Story

      Harper Lee 'not pressured into releasing second novel'

      Mar 13 2015: US investigators have closed an inquiry into whether Harper Lee was pressured into publishing a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird.

      Lee herself was "extremely hurt" by allegations she was manipulated, her lawyer Tonja Carter said.

      To Kill a Mockingbird was published ...

        Full Story

        Does Harper Lee endorse publication of "Go Set a Watchman"? - State of Alabama investigates #harperlee

        Mar 12 2015: From the moment it was announced that a second novel by Harper Lee was to be published people have raised doubts as to whether this was something that the famously publicity-shy author, now aged 88 - wanted.

        Despite reassurances from her publisher, lawyer and ...

          Full Story

          Terry Pratchett, author of Discworld, dies aged 66

          Mar 12 2015: Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, has died aged 66, having had Alzheimer's disease for eight years. "The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds," said Larry Finlay of his publishing company, Transworld. Pratchett, who wrote more than 70...

            Full Story

            James Patterson giving away $1.25m to school libraries

            Mar 09 2015: After giving away $1 million to independent bookstores last year, author James Patterson is giving $1.25 million to school libraries this year. Donations will range from $1,000 to $10,000 per school. Anyone can nominate a school library, click below for application

              Full Story

              Elizabeth McCracken wins $20,000 Story Prize for Thunderstruck

              Mar 05 2015: Elizabeth McCracken has won The Story Prize for her collection Thunderstruck. The prize is worth $20,000

              The other finalists for The Story Prize for books published in 2014 were authors Francesca Marciano for The Other Language (Pantheon) and Lorrie Moore for Bark (...

                Full Story

                Yasar Kemal, Turkish novelist and outspoken political critic, dies aged 91

                Mar 03 2015: Yasar Kemal, the master storyteller who repeatedly clashed with the Turkish state while emerging as his country’s first novelist of global stature, died on Saturday in Istanbul aged 91.

                  Full Story

                  Support BookBrowse

                  Become a Member and discover books that entertain, engage & enlighten!

                  Join Today!

                  Editor's Choice

                  • Book Jacket: I See You
                    I See You
                    by Clare Mackintosh
                    Clare MackIntosh has written a haunting thriller that has kept our readers at the edge of their ...
                  • Book Jacket: Perfect Little World
                    Perfect Little World
                    by Kevin Wilson
                    It might be the beginning of a tragic story: Izzy Poole falls in love with her mentally unstable ...
                  • Book Jacket: Pachinko
                    Pachinko
                    by Min Jin Lee
                    Pachinko has one of the best opening lines I've encountered in some time: "History has failed us, ...

                  Book Discussion
                  Book Jacket
                  June
                  by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

                  A novel of suspense and passion about a terrible mistake that changed a family forever.

                  About the book
                  Join the discussion!

                  First Impressions

                  • Book Jacket

                    The Fifth Petal
                    by Brunonia Barry

                    Beloved author Brunonia Barry returns to the world of The Lace Reader with this spellbinding new thriller.
                    Reader Reviews

                  • Book Jacket

                    A Piece of the World
                    by Christina Baker Kline

                    A stunning novel of friendship, passion, and art from the #1 bestselling author of Orphan Train.
                    Reader Reviews

                  Who Said...

                  It is among the commonplaces of education that we often first cut off the living root and then try to replace its ...

                  Click Here to find out who said this, as well as discovering other famous literary quotes!

                  Word Play

                  Solve this clue:

                  K Your F C

                  and be entered to win..

                  Books that     
                  entertain,
                       engage

                   & enlighten

                  Visitors can view some of BookBrowse for free. Full access is for members only.

                  Join Today!

                  Your guide toexceptional          books

                  BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.