Publishing

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Mental health charity declines donation from Jamie Lynn Spears
Britney Spears’s younger sister has had her offer to give proceeds from her forthcoming book to the non-profit organisation This Is My Brave turned down

Alison Flood

20, Oct, 2021 @11:37 AM

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Final Inspector Montalbano novel, finished years ago, is published in UK
Andrea Camilleri was determined that his crime series could not be continued by another writer, leaving concluding novel with his publisher long before his death in 2019

Alison Flood

14, Oct, 2021 @10:03 AM

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Sally Rooney turns down an Israeli translation on political grounds
The writer has refused to sell Hebrew translation rights to her latest novel Beautiful World, Where Are You due to her stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict

Lucy Knight

12, Oct, 2021 @11:01 AM

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Take back control of access to TikTok | Brief letters
Brief letters: TikTok | Children’s books | Child refugees | Travelling fairs | Duels

11, Oct, 2021 @5:22 PM

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Former MasterChef contestant’s book pulled amid plagiarism accusations
Copies of Makan, a collection of Singaporean recipes by Elizabeth Haigh, have been withdrawn after suggestions that she ‘copied or paraphrased’ another author

Alison Flood

11, Oct, 2021 @3:30 PM

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Roger Boore obituary
Other lives: Welsh-language publisher and author who founded the Welsh publishing house Dref Wen

Kevin Cox

10, Oct, 2021 @4:09 PM

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John le Carré, Daisy May Cooper and Paul McCartney expected to boost book sales at Christmas
The annual event known as ‘Super Thursday’, when most of the hardbacks aimed at the Christmas market are published, promises big names and a boon for the industry

Alison Flood

08, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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10 years of the Stella: how Australia’s women’s writing prize changed a nation’s literature
Publishers speak of the profound effect the prize has had on Australia’s book industry in the decade since its establishment

Kelly Burke

07, Oct, 2021 @1:56 AM

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Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals
The long read: Its knack for creating tension and controversy has helped it remain an energising force in publishing for more than 50 years – but how do writers, publishers and judges cope with the annual agony of the Booker?

Charlotte Higgins

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Handwritten manuscript of The Grapes of Wrath to be published for the first time
This early version of John Steinbeck’s most famous novel, written in less than 100 days, will be released by SP Books on 7 October

Alison Flood

04, Oct, 2021 @5:29 PM

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HarperCollins removes story from David Walliams’ book The World’s Worst Children
After criticism of the ‘casual racism’ of a story about a Chinese boy, the publisher has taken it out of the next print run of the bestselling anthology

Alison Flood

04, Oct, 2021 @12:03 PM

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‘My relationship with Simone de Beauvoir was unique. It cannot be reproduced. It was love’
As an autobiographical novel by the writer is published for the first time in English, her adopted daughter Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir talks about their bond

Kim Willsher

03, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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