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

BookBrowse Book News

Page 18 of 223

View abbreviated list of news stories

Swedish poet and Nobel winner Tomas Transtromer dies aged 83

Mar 30 2015: Tomas Transtromer, Scandinavia's best-known and most influential contemporary poet, died on Thursday in Stockholm. He was 83. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2011, his work has been translated into over 50 languages, with substantial or complete editions ...

    Full Story

    Survey finds that Millennials Prefer Print Books and Bookstores

    Mar 29 2015: A Publishing Technology survey of 1000 Millennials (aged 18-34) in the U.S. found that 79% read a print book in the last year, while 46% had read an e-book on a tablet and only 31% had read an e-book on a dedicated e-reader. Millennials also reported reading e-books on ...

      Full Story

      Ferguson Public Library Director wins $10,000 Adversity Prize

      Mar 25 2015: Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Public Library in Missouri, has been selected to receive the second annual Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity worth $10,000.

      Last summer, the shooting of unarmed teenager Mike Brown by police officer ...

        Full Story

        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

                  One-Month Free Membership

                  Join Today!

                  Editor's Choice

                  • Book Jacket: Commonwealth
                    Commonwealth
                    by Ann Patchett
                    Opening Ann Patchett's novel Commonwealth about two semi-functional mid-late 20th Century ...
                  • Book Jacket: A Gentleman in Moscow
                    A Gentleman in Moscow
                    by Amor Towles
                    It is June 21, 1922, and 33-year-old Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov is convicted of being a class ...
                  • Book Jacket: I Contain Multitudes
                    I Contain Multitudes
                    by Ed Yong
                    If a stranger were to accost you on the street and tell you that, from birth, you have never been ...

                  First Impressions

                  Book Discussions
                  Book Jacket
                  Sweet Caress
                  by William Boyd

                  William Boyd's Sweet Caress captures an entire lifetime unforgettably within its pages. It captivates.

                  About the book
                  Join the discussion!
                  Win this book!
                  Win Blood at the Root

                  Blood at the Root

                  "A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
                  - PW Starred Review

                  Enter

                  Word Play

                  Solve this clue:

                  D C Y C Before T A H

                  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.

                   
                  X

                  Free Weekly Newsletter

                  Keep up with what's happening in the world of books:
                  Reviews, previews, interviews and more!



                  Spam Free: Your email is never shared with anyone; opt out any time.