Publishing Round-up: 8th June 2017

DBvPH4HWAAsoWXF.jpgNaomi Alderman’s The Power Wins
the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction

Naomi Alderman’s The Power won the Baileys Prize at a ceremony last night. The Power, published by Penguin UK, was chosen from a shortlist of six, taking the top spot against

Stay With Me by Ayọbámi Adébáyọ
The Dark Circle by Linda Grant
The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan
First Love by Gwendoline Riley
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

Read more here.

Research Shows a Love of
childrenreadingoutside 2_5Reading at All-Time High for Children

Children’s love of reading is at an all-time high according to a survey of more than 42,000 pupils. To mark the 20th anniversary of the National Literacy Trust’s (NLT) Young Readers Programme – the first national initiative of its kind – the charity has published data showing that more than three quarters of primary school children (77.6%) enjoy reading, the highest ever recorded by the NLT.

Read more here.

Bath Spa Uni launches 25-WordBATH SPA 192X181
Novel Prize

Bath Spa University has launched a “flash fiction” competition for novels of 25 words. The winning entries will be recorded by actor Jeremy Irons. The prize will celebrate the centre’s quarter-century of “creative writing excellence”. The winner and two runners up will have their stories read out and recorded by Irons who is Bath Spa University’s Chancellor, and the winner will also receive £500.

To enter visit

Find out more here.

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At Lighthouse Books

Streetreads, the Edinburgh project who give away donated books to the homeless, have announced that they will shortly have a bookcave at Lighthouse books.

Read more here.

Freight Books freight-books-logo-large

For Sale


Freight Design are bringing to the market a successful publishing imprint, Freight Books, following the departure of Director Adrian Searle earlier this year.

Find out more here.


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