Publishing Round-Up: 29th May 2017

Peggy-by-Chris-Scott-1024x683Peggy Hughes Appointed Chair of Literature Alliance Scotland

The unanimous appointed has been met with positivity across the publishing scene. Peggy Hughes said: ‘I’m truly delighted to be joining Literature Alliance Scotland as chairperson, and really looking forward to building on the work of the inimitable Ann Matheson, and working in concert with wonderful colleagues across our literary community – it’s like getting the chance to conduct a world class orchestra!’

Donald Smith, LAS Vice-Chair has said: “Peggy’s experience, vigour and demonstrable track record makes her the best person with the will, capacity and opportunity to lead LAS for the next three years.”

Read more here.

Title Announced forsmall pullman

First in New Pullman Series

The Book of Dust (series) has its first title, ‘La Belle Sauvage.
Publishing Autumn, it features a new hero, 11-year-old Malcolm Polstead, and his daemon Asta, set in the world of the Dark Materials trilogy.

Hear Philip Pullman discuss the new book here or read more here.


Goldsboro launch the Glass Bell Awardgoldsborobooks
For Contemporary Fiction Titles

The annual prize, worth £2000, will celebrate contmporary fiction, for a novel written in English and published the previous year in the UK. The first award is available to titles published between 01.01-16 and 31.12.16.

The longlist will be announced at Goldsboro Books’ annual Crime in the Court event on June 29th to coincide with Independent Booksellers Week. The event celebrates crime fiction and will have some of the biggest crime authors in the country present, and a legion of fans.

Find out more here.


Location for the First New York new york 192x181

Rights Fair has Been Revealed

The location for the New York Rights Fair launched by Bologna Fiere has been revealed and is set to take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion in midtown Manhattan. It is scheduled for the 30th May to 1st June 2018.

Read more here.

Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop

Young Writer of the Year Award Open for Applications

The prize of £5,000 is awarded for a full-length published or self-published (in book or ebook formats) work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry, by a British or Irish author aged 18-35 years.

For further details, or to apply, read more here.

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