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Silicon Valley billionaire takes over as new sponsor of Booker Prize

Feb 28 2019: Silicon Valley billionaire, philanthropist and author Michael Moritz and his wife Harriet Heyman’s charitable foundation has been announced as the new sponsor of the Booker prize, a month after the Man Group revealed it was ending its 18-year sponsorship of the ...

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The Inner Lives of Book Clubs: Now Available

Feb 26 2019: We are pleased to announce the publication of The Inner Lives of Book Clubs!

This fascinating report is the first to really get to the heart of the book club experience. It's the result of two surveys of more than 5,000 people, combined with BookBrowse's more than ...

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W.E.B. Griffin dies aged 89

Feb 18 2019: Prolific author William E. Butterworth III, who wrote under the name W.E.B. Griffin, has died aged 89.

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Andrea Levy, chronicler of the Windrush generation, dies aged 62

Feb 15 2019: The writer Andrea Levy, who explored the experience of Jamaican British people in a series of novels over 20 years has died, aged 62, from cancer.

After starting to write as a hobby in her early 30s, Levy published three novels in the 1990s that brought her positive ...

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Paperback pioneer Betty Ballantine dead at 99

Feb 14 2019: Betty Ballantine, half of a groundbreaking husband-and-wife publishing team that helped invent the modern paperback and vastly expand the market for science fiction and other genres through such blockbusters as "The Hobbit" and "Fahrenheit 451," has died aged 99.

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Rosamunde Pilcher has died aged 94

Feb 07 2019: In 1988 the 14th novel by a little-known 63-year-old British author was published in New York. The Shell Seekers, the 500-page story of a woman, Penelope Keeling, looking back on her life and loves during the second world war, took the US by storm.

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A suspense novelist’s trail of deceptions

Feb 04 2019: Dan Mallory, who writes under the name A. J. Finn, went to No. 1 with his début thriller, “The Woman in the Window.” His life contains even stranger twists.

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JD Salinger's unseen writings to be published, family confirms

Feb 01 2019: JD Salinger’s son has confirmed for the first time that the late author of The Catcher in the Rye wrote a significant amount of work that has never been seen, and that he and his father’s widow are "going as fast as we freaking can" to get it ready for publication.

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