The trio of this year’s featured authors at London Book Fair brings together children’s books, Arab world poetry traditions, and sharp social observation in fiction and memoir.
A report commissioned by the Publishers Association says that during the COVID-19 lockdown, UK children listened to audiobooks, arguing to end their VAT.
Armed with new and disturbing survey information about youth reading from the National Literary Trust, this year’s UK World Book Day hands out book tokens.
London’s CAMEO Awards hail collaborations in Brexitian Britain’s creative industries, honoring book adaptations to film, television, stage, and audio.
Booking applications, just opened, will run to April 30 in the Hay Festival’s Program for Schools series of events, which take place on the first two days of the main festival.
As Atwoodian handmaids moved in robes and bonnets around the property, Wales’ 31st flagship Hay Festival drew some 700 speakers and sold more than a quarter of a million tickets to its 800 events in literature and contemporary issues.
The Hay Festival opens its first event dedicated to young readers’ work in Denmark. And in New York, Jon Fine is named publisher at Open Road Integrated Media.
Foyles expands its ‘Bookshop of the Future’ concept beyond London with the opening of its new ‘physical meets digital’ bookstore in Birmingham.
As part of a summer reading promotion 50 ‘book bench’ sculptures have been placed around London in an initiative led by the National Literacy Trust and Wild in Art.