‘My personal highlight will be meeting the amazing Judith Kerr,’ Jacks Thomas tell us in a pre-London Book Fair chat. She’s readying, again, ‘a global platform’ for the books industry.
As marketers jockey for position in the 400th year of Shakespeare’s death, the modern-relevance lights burn bright. We look at several releases this month.
Dennis Abrams discusses how intimidation of the Bard turned into his Shakespeare obsession and a lifelong love of writing and words.
A new series of ‘translations’ of Shakespeare’s plays will change the language to contemporary, colloquial English — losing something essential to the text.
Research reveals that the 1622 catalogue for the Frankfurt Book Fair included the announcement of the publication of Shakespeare’s First Folio.
Penguin Random House’s new OMG Shakespeare series “takes the Bard’s original prose and replaces it with slang, text speak, and emoticons.” OMG, indeed.
Dennis Abrams is using Pentian to crowdfund the publication of his new YA series on Shakespeare, based on his Publishing Perspectives reading group
After two-and-a-half years, Publishing Perspectives’ literary blog, The Play’s The Thing, reaches the end of Shakespeare’s oeuvre, with The Two Noble Kinsmen.
Publishing Perspectives’ epic two and half year read of the plays of Shakespeare has reached the final plays, starting with Henry VIII (All is True).
Hogarth Press has enlisted Margaret Atwood to re-imagine The Tempest, while Booker Prize-winner Howard Jacobson will write a novel based on The Merchant of Venice.