Publishing Round Up: 1st May 2017

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Director Davinder Samrai highlights ‘business as usual’ after co-founder leaves. Mr Samrai noted that Robbie Guillory has returned to Freight to handle operations and strategy, following Freight co-founder Adrian Searle’s decision to leave the business, citing ‘irreconcilable differences over strategic direction.’ Rights to contracted titles continue to be handled by Fiona Brownlee, of Brownlee-Donald Associates.

Read more here.

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Crimefest have revealed their shortlists for five crime prizes. Winners are due to be announced at this year’s Crimefest gala dinner, on Sunday 21st May. The Prizes are:

  • The Audible Sounds of Crime Award
  • eDunnit Award
  • Last Laugh Award
  • H.R.F. Keating Award
  • Best Crime Novel for Children (08-12)
  • Best Crime Novel for Young Adults (12-16)

Read more here.

Sam Missingham launches lounge books

Lounge Books

Former Harper Collins Digital Content Manager launches site for book lovers, aiming to promote and champion books

Visit here.

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Best Young US Novelists

Yaa Gyasi, Emma Cline and Joshua Cohen among list of best young US novelists published by Granta. Picked once a decade, this list features 21 writers-to-watch for the coming years, including Man-Booker Shortlisted author Ottessa Moshfegh.

See the full list here.


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