The pandemic’s effects on bookselling have been mingled with those of Brexit, as booksellers from Sweden and Ireland explain.
While Nielsen says reading declined ‘slightly’ in the pandemic year, the UK’s World Book Day emphasis is on family reading with youngsters.
Roffey’s book, based on a Taino legend, is set in 1976 on the Caribbean island of Black Conch. Tessa Sheridan has won the Short Story Award.
Three writers who work in literature and screenwriting are behind the shortlisted trio of works in the Costa honors’ 2020 cycle.
The five category winners of the 2020 Costa Book Awards are announced, with the ‘book of the year’ honor to come later this month.
Under the transatlantic pressure of writers’ associations and unions, Audible offers a concession. And the authors say it’s not enough.
Twenty writers from the United Kingdom and Ireland have been chosen from an initial pool of 708 Costa Book Award entries.
Hay Festival organizers in Wales are outspoken about the broad participation they’ve had in the digital iteration of their flagship event, while the Costa program has called for entries in its 49th edition.
What jurors call ‘an extraordinary and important book that people need to read,’ Jack Fairweather’s timely ‘The Volunteer’ wins the top Costa in London.
A separate competition from the main category and overall award, the Costa Book Awards Short Story program uses public voting to choose its winner.