Publishing Round-Up: The Edinburgh Festival Edition

 

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival is in full swing, and publishing houses from across Scotland & beyond are bringing their boldest and brightest to the fore of the book world. There are events in every genre, for children and adults, so why not have a search, or browse through the full brochure

Many of the SYP Scotland committee will be there throughout the festival, so come say hello, and bask in a world of bookish goodness with us, Cheers!


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The Ludlow Ladies’ Society by Ann O’Loughlin (published by Black & White) has been selected as one of six books on this years’ Not the Booker Prize shortlist. See the full shortlist below:

Not Thomas by Sara Gethin (Honno Press)
Dark Chapter by Winnie M Li (Legend Press)
The Ludlow Ladies’ Society by Ann O’Loughlin (Black and White Publishing)
The Threat Level Remains Severe by Rowena Macdonald (Aardvark Bureau)
Man With a Seagull on His Head by Harriet Paige (Bluemoose Books)
Anything Is Possible by Elizabeth Strout (Viking)

Or read more here.


Eimer McBride wins James Tait Black Memorial Prize
James Tait prizes

Eimear McBride, previous winner of the Baileys prize in 2014 for her first novel has won Britain’s oldest literary award, the James Tait Black prize, for her second, The Lesser Bohemians.

It was described  by judges as “an extraordinary rendering of a young woman’s consciousness as she eagerly embarks on a new life in London”

Read more here.


BBC Front Row to be TelevisedBBC Front Row

The BBC will expand its Radio 4 show “Front Row” brand this autumn into television with a new series on BBC Two.

The topical weekly discussion show will air for seven weeks and presenters will include television and radio presenter Nikki Bedi, British columnist and broadcaster Giles Coren and the BBC’s media editor Amol Rajan.

Read more here.


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With WHSmiths Announced

Split between three publishing houses (Hachette, PRH and Simon & Schuster) the eight titles selected are: Victoria Hislop’s Cartes Postales From Greece (Headline), Ruth Hogan’s debut The Keeper of Lost Things (Two Roads), The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel (Hodder), Under a Pole Star by  Stef Penney (Quercus), Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land (Penguin), A Dangerous Crossing by Rachel Rhys (Black Swan), The Betrayals by Fiona Neill (Penguin) and Kill The Father by Sandrone Dazieri

Read more here.

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