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JK Rowling announces new novel – for adults

Rowling is drawing a line under her children’s writing for publisher Bloomsbury by signing up to Little, Brown for her adult output in the UK and USA. JK said of today’s announcement: “Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as … Continue reading

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Burnside wins TS Eliot prize

The Scottish poet triumphed over a very strong shortlist with his 11th collection, Black Cat Bone Judges described the collection as ‘outstanding’ and ‘hauntingly beautiful.’ There was controversy over this year’s TS Eliot Prize when two of the shortlisted poets, … Continue reading

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Author proposes tax incentives to support new writers

Ian Rankin suggests tax incentives similar to the artists’ exception arrangement in Ireland could help develop new writing talent. In Ireland, the first €40,000 (£33,000) of annual income earned by writers, composers or visual artists from the sale of their … Continue reading

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Anna Adams will be sorely missed

The artist and poet Anna Adams has died, aged 85. Peterloo published five collections of her poetry between 1979 and 2004, and a 1996 Enitharmon produced a collection of new and selected poems, Green Resistance. Swimming against the tide, Adams … Continue reading

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Do you have a recipe worth sharing?

H Bauer has launched a new spin-off magazine called Take a Break’s My Favourite Recipes, which they claim is the UK’s first ‘user-generated’ cookery magazine. Priced at just £1, the title has launched in time for Christmas and will be … Continue reading

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Penguin to release exclusive short books

The first nine titles in the exclusive, digital-only Penguin Shorts series will be available from 1 December. The titles are A Guest at the Feast, a memoir by Colm Toibin; At the Hairdressers, a novella by Anita Brookner; Protection, a … Continue reading

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3D ebook arrives just in time for Christmas

A Dream of Christmas, the tale of a child who dreams of visiting Santa’s grotto, includes a six-and-a-half-minute 3D film to complement the story. It has been released by digital publishers Andrews UK. ‘With our new 3D eBook we hope … Continue reading

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Poetry and fish! Interesting combination…

The winners of the 2011 Cardiff International Poetry Competition have been announced at a celebration in Cardiff. Following a lively open-top bus tour featuring performances from local poets Ifor Thomas and Peter Finch, the winners were announced at a fish … Continue reading

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Galaxy Book Awards make a comeback!

As reported by thebookseller.com… The Galaxy British Book Awards are to be reborn as the Galaxy National Book Awards, with a televised ceremony due to take place in November this year followed by five 30-minute shows over five weeks. Galaxy … Continue reading

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Children’s competition…can you create the cover for the Lord of the Flies?

Lord of the Flies is one of the most famous novels of the 20th century. It has sold millions of copies all over the world. Even if you’ve never read it, you’ll probably know something about it because it’s become … Continue reading

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