Publishing

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Deborah James’s second and final book tops Amazon chart ahead of publication
The columnist and podcaster’s How to Live When You Could Be Dead is out in August heads the bestsellers list

Lucy Knight

19, May, 2022 @11:47 AM

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Bono to release memoir about ‘the people, places and possibilities’ of his life
Surrender, which will ‘draw in detail’ what he had previously only sketched in songs, will contain 40 chapters, each named after a U2 song, and include 40 original drawings by the singer

Lucy Knight

10, May, 2022 @3:24 PM

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to give books to refugee children
Singer’s global initiative to offer a book each month to 200 refugee children in London until they turn five

Sarah Shaffi

09, May, 2022 @3:54 PM

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Dave Eggers offers to replace books a South Dakota school board wants to pulp
The writer calls the planned destruction of copies of five titles – by Bernardine Evaristo, Alison Bechdel, Imbolo Mbue and Stephen Chbosky as well as his own – ‘an unconscionable horror’

Lucy Knight

06, May, 2022 @3:20 PM

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Elspeth Barker obituary
Journalist and author whose darkly funny 1991 novel O Caledonia has found its place as a Scottish classic

Alexandra Pringle

03, May, 2022 @2:16 PM

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‘The pendulum has swung’: Why we female Trinidadian writers are having our moment
Monique Roffey, the Costa-winning author of The Mermaid of Black Conch, on the lit-boom that’s happening on the Caribbean island

Monique Roffey

03, May, 2022 @1:03 PM

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Robert Molteno obituary
Other lives: Editorial director of Zed Books and campaigner for safer streets across London

Greg Lanning

01, May, 2022 @6:10 PM

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Hero or hoax? The man who broke into Auschwitz – or maybe didn’t
Denis Avey’s publishers plan changes to new editions of bestseller as researcher raises alarm

Vanessa Thorpe

01, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Four times more male characters in literature than female, research suggests
A study by University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering used AI to measure pronoun use, uncovering a huge disparity in gender frequency

Sarah Shaffi

27, Apr, 2022 @4:02 PM

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Oxford University Press pulps ‘no longer appropriate’ Biff, Chip and Kipper book
The Blue Eye, which features ‘scary’ people in street market, has been withdrawn from sale after complaints

Sarah Shaffi

27, Apr, 2022 @12:54 PM

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Rare proof sheets of first Harry Potter book expected to sell for £20,000
The ‘fascinating insight into what was to become an iconic work’ is the only known surviving copy of its kind and is to be auctioned along with a first edition signed by Rowling

Sarah Shaffi

26, Apr, 2022 @9:29 AM

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UK publishers take £6.7bn in sales as TikTok crazes fuel purchases
The social media platform was a surprise driver for new and older books as sales rose 5% for print and digital

David Barnett

21, Apr, 2022 @12:32 PM

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