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Book news, looking at some of the best new literature publications, including hardback and paperback release dates, new authors and book award updates.

The Buried Giant (Hardback) by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Buried Giant (Hardback) by Kazuo Ishiguro

A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel hasn’t been seen on the book shelves since 2005’s Never Let Me Go, which went on to be made into the 2010 movie of the same name, as well as picking up a Booker Prize shortlist nomination along the way. This, combined with the fact that the British author won(…)

Joshua Ferris announced as winner of the 2014 Dylan Thomas Award

Joshua Ferris announced as winner of the 2014 Dylan Thomas Award

This Thursday (6th November 2014) saw Joshua Ferris announced as the winner of the 2014 Dylan Thomas Award, taking the international writers prize money of £30,000 for his third novel, To Rise Again At A Decent Hour. It’s adds to his growing reputation as an author, building on the success of his debut novel, Then(…)

A Walk In The Woods movie

A Walk In The Woods movie

The long rumoured A Walk In The Woods movie adaptation has had its biggest indicator that it’s about to happen for real as Bill Bryson, author of the book, adds news of its production to his website. With Robert Redford, and his production company, Wildwood Enterprises, behind the movie and Bryson’s incredibly funny story of(…)

Joseph Kanon, Leaving Berlin hardback release

Joseph Kanon, Leaving Berlin hardback release

When you see a title for a book like Joseph Kanon’s Leaving Berlin, you would easily be forgiven for automatically thinking it must be about the First or the Second World War, but as with the rest of the storyline, everything is subtly not what it seems. It’s the latest spy novel from the American(…)

The Man Booker Prize 2014 winner announced

The Man Booker Prize 2014 winner announced

Richard Flanagan was announced as the 2014 Man Booker Prize winner at the awards dinner at London’s Guildhall on Tuesday the 14th October 2014 having made it through both the longlist and shortlist stage of the competition with The Narrow Road To The Deep North. His story of love, torment and heartache for an Australian(…)

Stephen King, Revival hardback release

Stephen King, Revival hardback release

Considering some of the previous entries in the Stephen King back catalogue – The Shining, It, Misery – when a new novel of his gets described as having the most terrifying conclusion he’s ever written, you’ve got to take notice. That’s exactly the case with Revival, his 53rd novel, which will be hitting the shelves(…)

Treasure Island opens at the Olivier Theatre in December 2014

Treasure Island opens at the Olivier Theatre in December 2014

The much loved adventure novel, Treasure Island, written by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, will be opening the Olivier Theatre later this year, bringing the swashbuckling mysteries of the book to the stage over the Christmas period. However, you should expect a few departures from the original storyline as the production has put some efforts(…)

Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens adaptation confirmed for BBC Radio 4

Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens adaptation confirmed for BBC Radio 4

Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s 1990 fantasy fiction classic, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch has been confirmed for an adaptation for BBC Radio 4 with what looks like a pretty impressive cast that includes Guardians Of The Galaxy star, Peter Serafinowicz. Both writers have had adaptations of their(…)

The Man Booker Prize 2014 shortlist

The Man Booker Prize 2014 shortlist

The 9th September 2014 saw the Man Booker Prize release its 2014 shortlist, but with such a contentious longlist already in the bag, did the latest from the year’s judging panel do anything to turn its detractors back in its favour? With questions about its multicultural inclusivity, gender split and the presence of books in(…)

J by Howard Jacobson hardback release

J by Howard Jacobson hardback release

Making it through to the Booker Prize 2014 longlist before your book has even been released is a pretty impressive feat for Howard Jacobson and his dystopian love story J, but the good news was that the release date wasn’t too far behind the nomination. Criticism for the prize and judging panel decisions aside, you(…)

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