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How women conquered the world of fiction
From Sally Rooney to Raven Leilani, female novelists have captured the literary zeitgeist. But is this cultural shift something to celebrate or rectify?

Johanna Thomas-Corr

16, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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John Burningham’s final picture book is poignant tale of ‘difficult’ dog’s last trip
Air Miles has been illustrated by his wife Helen Oxenbury and finished by Bill Salaman, friend of the author who died in 2019

Alison Flood

15, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘I couldn’t be with someone who liked Jack Reacher’: can our taste in books help us find love?
Readers are in demand on dating sites, with one focused entirely on bringing book-lovers together. But is our taste in literature truly a good indication of compatibility?

Lydia Spencer-Elliott

06, May, 2021 @11:12 AM

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‘Jaws at 35,000 feet’: the flight attendant whose thriller debut sold for seven figures
TJ Newman dreamt up her terror-in-the-skies novel Falling while guarding the cockpit as the pilots took a toilet break. She reveals how she kept going through furlough and 41 rejections

Alison Flood

04, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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DisneyMustPay: authors form task force to fight for missing payments
Coalition of author groups call for Disney to pay outstanding royalties owed to writers of novels and comics including Star Wars, Alien and Buffy the Vampire Slayer series it now owns

Alison Flood

28, Apr, 2021 @5:07 PM

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Thousands of supporters join staff at Mike Pence’s publisher in campaign against book deal
Petition signed by more than 200 Simon & Schuster employees delivered to publishing house also calls for end to deals with members of Trump administration

Alison Flood

27, Apr, 2021 @1:55 PM

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UK book sales soared in 2020 despite pandemic
New figures from the Publishers Association show fiction and audiobooks did particularly well, with value of consumer sales up 7% on 2019 despite bookshop closures

Alison Flood

26, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Covid lockdowns lead to £1.1bn loss at UK events firm Informa
Revenues plunge by 42% but firm optimistic over business reopenings in major markets of US and China

Jasper Jolly

22, Apr, 2021 @12:19 PM

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Publisher halts Philip Roth book amid sexual abuse claims against biographer
WW Norton to pause shipping Blake Bailey’s authorised biography as women claim Bailey groomed them as their high-school teacher

Sian Cain and agencies

21, Apr, 2021 @4:54 PM

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Mike Pence’s publisher refuses to cancel memoir after staff protest
Simon & Schuster president Jonathan Karp says seven-figure book deal will go ahead, after open letter from employees accuses publisher of being ‘on the wrong side of justice’

Alison Flood

21, Apr, 2021 @12:05 PM

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Michaela Coel debuts as an author with Misfits: A Personal Manifesto
Out in September in the UK and the US, the creator of I May Destroy You is set to write ‘a rousing and bold case against fitting in’

Sian Cain

19, Apr, 2021 @2:36 PM

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In the Instagram age, you actually can judge a book by its cover
Social media is now a vital platform to promote new titles. And that means jacket designs that hit you ‘hard and quick’

Ellie Violet Bramley

18, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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